because they sell things like this!
Yes, today's Picture of the Day features a cassette produced by the I (heart) NY tourism agency (much like Waffle House markets its in-house originals). Robin Schade, the "NEW YORK Troubadour," per the packaging, has recorded an album of "songs of New York state country people and work."
I mean, just look at the lineup here: "Knickerbocker Breakdown", "The Drink of Love (Here's to New York Wine)", "Farm and City - Together", "I love New York State Cheese", and who could forget that timeless ballad, "(Dairy of) Distinction." Holy buckets!
I was thisclose to purchasing this cassette (even though my car no longer has a tape deck - but my stereo does), until I saw that it cost an outrageous $10. But who knows, maybe the next time I'm out in Caz for another lunch date with Joan Vadeboncoeur, I just might give in to the power of the New York troubadour...