Yesterday afternoon - in between filming on a rooftop and then overnight in a parking lot - I ran into a store near the cinematographers house in Toronto that had a front window full of old boom-boxes and cassette centers, I went in looking for a handful of old cassette tapes to purchase for this campaign and instead found a room full of beautiful old walkmans and very unique radios, record players, etc.
Sadly, the man who worked at the store was a bit of a weirdo’ and didn’t really respond to my asking about cassettes or walkmans - and at one point actually slowly closed the door on me in mid-conversation! He just stood there with both of us in the doorway of his small-business and touched the front door on my left shoulder and left it there… I looked down at the door touching me and back at his face and he didn’t even acknowledge what he was doing. Very strange… very hilarious.
My search for cassettes here in Canada continues - I should be flying back home to Los Angeles this Wednesday, so, we’ll see if I come across anything between then and now - or if I get myself kicked out of anymore local stores.