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37 Years! Celebrating (or at least thinking about) VHS

Posted by Eric Brightwell, September 25, 2013 06:37pm | Post a Comment
The inaugural Cassette Store Day took place this past 7 September. On that day, over 50 audio cassettes were released by major musical acts like The Pastels, The Flaming Lips, and Suicidal Tendencies. Unfortunately for video cassette fans, Cassette Day was a strictly audio observance. For whatever reason, Cassette Culture (or the cassette underground), which lovingly embraces audio cassettes for whatever reason treats the word “cassette” as if it only applies to the audio variety. As if that weren’t offensive enough, just two days after Cassette Store Day was the 37th birthday of the VHS VCR. Now that a couple of weeks have passed and the sting has subsided a little, perhaps we can do a bit of reflecting on the video format that dominated the 1980s and '90s (but was born in the '70s). 

JVC VCR Cassette

The year 1976 was marked by several serious technological milestones. The year of the US' bicentennial saw America land Viking 2 on Mars and introduce the first space shuttle -- the Enterprise OV-101. In the computer world, IBM introduced the first laser printer -- the IBM 3800 -- and Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched Apple.

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Headphones Madness! Expanded Selection, Sale this Saturday

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 18, 2013 03:03pm | Post a Comment

Our recently expanded headphone section is booming and we've all caught HEADPHONE MADNESS!  headphones

Shop a great assortment of styles from Urban Ears, Sony, Eskuche, JVC, Panasonic, Grado, Skullcandy, and more (depending on the Amoeba location).

The quality of your headphones is just as important as the format you chose to listen on. Plus, headphones can really be a personal choice...a symbol of your individuality, to say the least. We understand that here at Amoeba and want to make sure that you get just the right pair!

What better way to get the right headphones than on sale?! Shop our three-store sale on Saturday, February 23rd and get 20% off all headphones, PLUS all turntables and t-shirts too! This sale is limited to stock on hand and is for one day only, so you won't want to miss it.

Just look at this assortment of headphones!

To sweeten the deal, Amoeba Hollywood is having a sidewalk sale on the same day -- Saturday, February 23rd. Score some awesome deals on CDs, vinyl, DVD box sets, books and more Saturday 2/23 in front of the store from 12PM - 5PM. (All sidewalk sales are final. Store credit cannot be used to purchase items from the sidewalk sale. Prices apply to sidewalk sale stock only and this offer is only while supplies last.)

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