December 17, 2015 Subject:
Just what the title says
A guy (presumably Arnie) reads three adult-oriented stories full of salty language and focusing on the subject of sex. Possibly autobiographic, possibly fictional. "Swimming in Mud" tells the tale of a young man who dates a single mother and finds the experience underwhelming. "Graduate School" is about a student trying to figure out what to do with is life and eventually having an affair with a married woman. "Amsterdam" relays a young white man's encounter with a black prostitute while visiting Europe.
I don't know if it was intentional or some sort of error transferring the tape to MP3, but the first eleven minutes or so of the recording are the stories "Graduate School" and "Amsterdam" playing way, way too fast, with the vocals sped up to chipmunk range. There are also long blank gaps at the beginning and end of each story, and occasional pops and skips that reveal that the tape was originally transferred from vinyl.
Once you get past the chipmunk bit, all three stories are told again at normal speed.
The stories aren't particularly interesting, compellingly told or even titillating, and there doesn't seem to be much point to them. Which makes one wonder why was this recorded in the first place, and who felt it was worth saving from vinyl to tape to MP3?