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Maker Faire: CALLING ALL: Cassette Jockies - Retro-Tech Lovers - Magnetic Media Monsters - Circuit Benders - Multi-Media DJs - Walkman Hot-Rodders

By Rhizome

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Maker Faire: CALLING ALL: Cassette Jockies - Retro-Tech Lovers - Magnetic Media Monsters - Circuit Benders - Multi-Media DJs - Walkman Hot-Rodders

In 2003 at a festival in Chicago, a group of retro-tech geniuses organized The Cassette Jockey World Championships. Like the popular DJ (Disk Jockey) competitions with record-toting DJs showing off their turntable skills, the CJ Championships aimed to transplant their skills and styles to the venerable world of cassettes. Since CJs were encouraged to hot-rod their own equipment, eviscerated boomboxes, disembodied tape heads, and overclocked Walkmans were the weapons of choice--anything that used the standard cassette as its ammo.

Now, in 2007, we resurrect the CJ Championships and bring the battle to the west coast for the Make Magazine Maker Faire!

Forget DJs, this is for the CJs: The Cassette Jockey Championship is where YOU can show off your skills as a world-class CJ. This is your chance to show the world what the venerable and once-mighty cassette tape is capable of. The CJ who amazes the judges with their skill, technique, and knowledge will become the 2007 CASSETTE JOCKEY CHAMPION!
Entry For an entry form and up-to-date information about the 2007 Cassette Jockey World Championships, send an email to: cjchampionships@gmail.com - Link.

Pictured here, my favorite the Cease and desisted Sony Walkman iPod case.

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