02/04/2010

Analogue pleasures






This is what last night looked like 'round our way. The hubby had a root around in the basement earlier in the day and found his old Polaroid cameras. I got all excited and dejected at the same time; it was like being given say a 1960's Ford Mustang but without the keys. We tried to shoot with the 600SE but the Pola film was all dried up. I know the Impossible Project is up and running but I just don't know where to start... Can anyone help us (the small one is a SLR 680)? We also had fun listening to some old cassettes; the hubby had taped some music off the radio in the 80's but not left out the DJ talking at all :) Remember taping music off the radio and pausing it when the DJ spoke and not always getting it right? Downloading MP3's isn't as fun is it? Anyway, happy weekend and Happy Easter for those of you who celebrate it!

16 comments:

  1. Hi hi, I loved taping music off the radio, I would even pretend to be a DJ and record my own broadcasts with friends.
    Hope your week-end is not as wet as it is here. Happy Easter!

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  2. oh wonderful! i found some of my old tapes recently as well- such a joy to listen to them, bad recording and all...

    there is film on ebay but relatively expensive (20-30 quid or so for 20)... i guess we are all waiting for the impossible project next year! ;)

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  3. What a wonderful blog you have. I leave a footprint from Sweden & Agneta. Nice to meet you!

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  4. how fun that you even have stuff like that to dig up!! i agree, mp3's are overrated.

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  5. i remember the excitement when the song i'd been waiting to record finally came on, rushing to hit the record button.

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  6. Hooray for finding Polaroid cameras!
    I love my SLR680. You'll be able to use the new PX600 when it comes out!

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  7. Polaroids are great. I think the snaps are usually better...not in quality but because you take your time as they cost unlike digital.
    Thats just me! :)
    Brandon

    ps- love your blog.

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  8. i love everything about all of this!
    i found some awesome tapes in the charity shop while i was over for 20p each. so so good. YAY for that awesome polaroid. can't wait to see what comes out of it!

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  9. vilken fin liten text till fina bilder. fattar exakt känslan, gud vad frustrerande mitt i all glädje, th! ja kassettbanden ja som man HÖLL PÅ! och vad kasst det blev men man visste ju inte bättre o väl var väl det, det blev ju som en sport och man kunde ju även de där "mellansnacken" som man råkade få med, utantill efter ett tag. ha ha. -åh, analogt! ....
    kram till er och glad analog påsk! :)

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  10. happy easter F !!!!!
    lucky you with that vintage polaroid...

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  11. Charming and great!

    Happy long weekend!

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  12. thank you for all the analogue...my heart just skipped a beat!
    and what a great polaroid camera...:))

    happy easter/joyeuses pâques

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  13. yes! just happened to look at all my old tapes the other day. almost all of them were tape swaps or mixed tape presents from friends.

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  14. Great cameras; I hope you get to use them soon! I've got a Polaroid ProPack that takes 600 series film and I've been able to get Fuji films for it. I think your larger camera takes the same pull-apart film. And what nostalgia about taping songs from the radio! We used to tease my friend because she managed to chop off the end of every song from being afraid of getting the DJ talking!

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  15. The Polaroid 600SE takes pack film, Polaroid still make it as do Fujifilm. Places like Calumet will sell it, or try this (cheap) online shop:

    http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/default.php?cat=1&type=1205&man=27&filterwords=&go=SEARCH&comp=

    (it's the FP100 film you need)

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