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Wanted: New Editor in Chief

For almost 6,5 years I have been working on improving Cassette Culture and making it a world dominating Internet magazine. Of course, we are not there yet. There is a lot of work to be done in the future. I…

Paintmans’ personal look back 2014

Last year has been a strange year. I think that almost every year has its ups and downs, some year these ups or downs have a larger impact than other years. This all sounds a bit cryptically so nothing better…

Ruth: Favorites on Cassette Culture

December is one of the weirdest months of the year, if you ask me. There are people who get all depressed because they had terrible experiences or miss the people they have lost, or who feel so lonely they don’t…

Looking for you

There are 68 days left before we can welcome 2015. Here at Cassette Culture, we have one important goal that we want to reach before 2015.  We want to welcome 5 more editors to our crew especially for reviewing albums!  Do you like to listen to the newest music? Do you want to share your thoughts on an album with our readers? We are looking for beginners and experienced editors.  Need more information? Contact us now via Ruth@CassetteCulture.com!

There are 68 days left before we can welcome 2015. Here at Cassette Culture, we have one important goal that we want to reach before 2015. We want to welcome 5 more editors to our crew especially for reviewing albums! Do you like to listen to the newest music? Do you want to share your thoughts on an album with our readers? We are looking for beginners and experienced editors.
Need more information? Contact us now via Ruth@CassetteCulture.com!

 

 

This is what I live for!

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There it is. Exactly three years ago I published the first article on Cassette Culture. Back then I did not have any expectations of what this blog would become. By now, there are many plans for the future and a…

Catherine Moon, or is she?

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Catherine Moon is a Dutch cosplay artist. She is 25 years old and lives in The Netherlands. Her cosplay name is a combination of her birth name and her nickname. As a cosplay artist a lot of her spare time…

The art of going on

This year seems to be a bad year with regard to my eyesight. For the second time this year I have had an eye surgery. I have the feeling I only now have just recovered. Although it has thrown me…

AwesomeCon DC: Featuring Real Life Heroes

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Nothing says Easter like the Dread Pirate Roberts, Samwise Gamgee, Invader Zim, and the Civil Rights movement. Or at least, nothing says holiday to a fangirl than celebrating the day immersed in panels of fandom, surrounded by proudly costumed nerds. Even…

Volunteering on wheels

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Saturday is a derbyplayer from Kelowna, Canada, who is currently working as a volunteer in an orphanage in Ghana. She got the kids to skate, and we wanted to know more about this!

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Photo Credit Russ Desaulniers

So, first of all, you are a roller derby player. How and when did you start with Roller Derby?
I started Fresh Meat in Kelowna in the fall of 2011 with the Okanagan Roller Derby league. Honestly, I saw the movie Whip It and was like, “Holy shit, this sport exists?! I NEED to play”…

Teaming up for Black Blood

The paintman is back. There were some sight-issues which kept me from driving or basically doing most of the things humans do. Surgery was the solution and after surgery there was an event happening on the 9th of March. Last year I was approached by our well-known Ruth. She asked me if I would be interested to participate in making some characters of a horror novel come to live. The novel is called Zwart bloed (Black blood). The author of this novel, Shirley-Ann Benda, was very happy when she heard that I wanted to participate and we started making plans. Yes. We needed a photographer. Yes. We needed to have some models too. This sounds easy, well at least partially. The photographer was found with help of Ruth and some of the characters in the book were based on real people, like …

Scumbash: Rock ‘n Roll evolves in Rotterdam

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On the 22th of February the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam changed into a world of pure rock’n roll. Bands like U.K. Subs, Karma to Burn, Peter Pan Speedrock and Discharge rocked the stage. Scumbash, based on the festival Speedfest and organized by Schorem Haarsnijder en Barbier, was, with 3500 visitors, sold out.

The festival started at 1O’clock, but It felt like it was nine thirty in the evening from the moment you walked in. One of the opening bands of the festival got in by votes of fans and visitors of the festival. They had been promoting the poll for weeks and finally managed to win enough votes to be on the Cortonville stage this morning. Liptease and the Backstreet Crackbangers could have…

My Secret Identity

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Most of us struggle, in our own way, with appearance; some people follow fashion trends, some use appearance to identify with a specific subculture, some just mix everything into their own brand. Everyone is also subject to societal pressures and…

Chilli: Don’t burn your tongue

Try to recall the first time you heard one of your favourite metal albums. Remember the buzz, the sheer adrenaline, and the unbridled joy of it? I do! My album in question was ‘Dogman’ by King’s X. The energy and…

History of Rock n’ roll dancing

Who wouldn’t want a time machine to travel back to the 50’s? See the people, hear the music and see live Rock n roll dancing? Alas, time machines do not exist, but you can get your piece of 50’s action…

Mistakes I made being in a band

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I have played in bands for several years now, starting when I was around 14, and during that time I’ve had a lot of good gigs, had fun playing, and, I made a lot of mistakes. Big mistakes. Small mistakes.…

MUSEUM: Biomechanical investigations.

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I guess not everyone has heard of the name of H.R. Giger. Although this depends very much on which community you are in. But if I mention Alien, Aliens, Alien resurrection or Species, some more recognition might come. H.R. Giger…

Get your freak on in Oslo

If you are not from Norway yourself, Norway is definitely worth visiting! Norway has a rich history in alternative music, especially black metal,  but also a lot of rockabilly.  Also sports wise Norway has a lot to offer, both in…

Julia Rockets: Perfect imperfections

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That’s how a TAG video on YouTube once was called and that’s where it all began. My journey through the world wide web as well as making people aware of trichotillomania.

My name is Julia Rockets, I am German and 24 years old. At the moment I am a media designer with purple/violet hair and my family tattooed on my skin. For a few months now I’m lucky to meet new people, see nice places and get photographed. I would not call myself a model though, that sounds too big. I’d rather say I like to model.

BODYPAINT: Finger extensions

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What would be the best way to apply make-up? Let’s consider that in historical perspective, by traveling back in time to the era of the prehistoric humans. Yes. Indeed. I do think that even that far back in time people…

Meaningful means

As I spent a short week off from work last week, I had time to create a better place to work on my designs in the garage. Outside it was very cold, but the roof insulation in combination with the…

James Parker – Nerd Fitness and Anime

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Being a staff member for an anime convention, playing table top games, being a part of the Nerd Fitness army, being involved in the Frontier Girls organization and being a librarian, that basically sums up the life of James Parker.…