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If you’re a regular VHSubscriber here in Lunchmeat Land, you’re probably familiar with the efforts of Yale University’s David Gary and Aaron Pratt: the analog enthusiasts that helped to collect nearly 3000 VHS tapes and video era related material to preserve for posterity in the Yale University Library. If you haven’t heard about that, you can...
In the world of VHS collecting, the question of where to buy a working and reliable VCR comes up often, and for good reason, Tapeheads. The majority of VCRs are purchased second-hand from thrift stores, yard sales or places akin, and are usually not guaranteed. Years of use, unknown former owner habits and the heavy usage from you, the modern Videovore,...
If you happened to tune in to Lunchmeat’s Spare Parts about two weeks ago, you just might be privy to a mammoth score of video era artifacts and varied video formats attained by rewind-inclined online  retailer VideoSanctum.com, acquired from the one of the longest running video retail shops there ever was: Audio / Video Plus in Houston, TX.  The...
The majority of Videovores know the wild well. It’s an often inconsistent yet unfailingly enjoyable journey of scouring through myriad second-hand shops, dirt malls and Goodwill stores accompanied by hours of attacking and stacking endless mounds of magnetic magic, all in search of that radical rewind-inclined rush, otherwise known in Lunchmeat Land...
They’re an inevitable and unfortunate occurrence within the realm of VHS collecting: junk tapes. They come in the form of not-so-hot tape lot leftovers, moldy magnetic messes (though most are fixable HERE), and those chunks of anti-digital dross that are broken and busted beyond repair or just plain boring. They’re the untradable, unrelatable slabs...
Over the past few years (and then some), the advent of online forums and various other video-obsessed internet destinations have increased the ability to grab slabs of magnetic magic without leaving the comfort of your analog-filled abode. And though we here in Lunchmeat Land are perpetual proponents of the will to pull amazing finds from the wooly...
Plentiful years of video store experience and piles of high-profile production management with indie cinema giant Troma Entertainment have helped video enthusiast Matt Manjourides keep in stride with the analog dream. He’s the guy that helped convince Uncle Llyodie to put Troma trash classics back on tape, and serve ‘em up for your anti-digital...
Here’s a radical slice of educational video era obscurity brought to my analog attention by my fellow Videovore and all-around radical rewind-inclined dude Matt Ridgeway. My fellow Tapeheads, I give you, the Video Letter from Japan! This advert was harvested from the January / February issue of Creative Classroom Magazine circa 1988, and offers up...
Handed down straight from his Dad, a childhood connection with golden age sci-fi tapes served as the germ of analog obsession for voracious Videovore Chris Nichols. His fascination with radical slabs of black plastic caused him to eventually create an array of mediums for movie celebration from a bodacious blog to a persistent podcast to a small army...
Hey-yo, my fellow Tapeheads! Man, the preparation and execution for this past weekend’s Severed event and unveiling of the initial installment of The Museum of VHS was most analog excellent, but after that whirlwind of rewind-inclined extreme excitement, we needed some VCRest, mang! VHSincere apologies for that delay! We’re now back in the VHSaddle...
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