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Eight Track Museum Closes; Dallas Poorer For It

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Back in 2010, I wrote an a-hed about a guy in Dallas and his quest to open a museum honoring that most maligned musical format: the eight track.

Reporting the article and hanging out with the would-be curator, Bucks Burnett, was fun. I learned. I learned that eight tracks were sized to fit just so in the back pocket of your jeans.

To be honest, I never thought the guy — Bucks Burnett — would actually open a museum. But he did. And the Eight Track Museum has been a part of the Deep Ellum neighborhood ever since.

Unfortunately, rising rents (yeah, stop me if you’ve heard this one before) are bringing Bucks’ run as a museum maven to an end. He emailed to say it was closing around July 1st. So there is still time. If you’re in Dallas, or passing through, go down to 2630 E. Commerce Street and say hello to Bucks for me. He’s a cultural treasure.

If you can’t make it to Dallas, here’s a guided tour of the museum on YouTube.

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