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Cassettes Are Cool Again!

Despite the headaches of tape in my early years I've come back to it. It took many months of agonising over which cassette deck to buy and whether I'd even enjoy the hobby; after all, together with my wife we've amassed a large collection of vinyl records that offer a warmer, clearer, just plain higher sound quality.
Regarded by some as the "unofficial capital" of Alberta, Calgary is the province's largest city and Canada's fifth largest central metropolitan area. Driven by the growth of the energy sector, the city has seen a boom in population and urbanization in recent years. Calgary's political landscape was shaken up by the mayoral election of Naheed Nenshi, Canada’s first Muslim mayor. The city is synonymous with rodeos, cowboys, and theme rides thanks to the annual Calgary Stampede. It's also home to the Calgary Flames NHL team and the CFL's Calgary Stampeders.