Saturday, June 30, 2012

My old music cassettes brought to life

Most people have probably thrown away their old cassettes. In these days of digital music and cars that only have CD or mp3 players, it's easy to see why. But I kept mine and they have recently gained a high profile. When The Word magazine's David Hepworth asked readers for photos of their old cassettes, I sent one via email. The picture below shows how they appeared across two pages in the March 2012 edition.
Most of these tapes date from between 1975 and 1985 and reflect my fairly eclectic tastes during that period, from rock to funk via folk and psychedelia. I have never boxed them up. Wherever I have lived, in London, in Shropshire, in New Zealand, they have always been racked up on shelves. Right now, they even have their own wooden cabinets, which were considerately installed in my work room by the previous owners.
If you'd like to read the article on Cassette Culture, you can see it online by clicking on this link:
http://developmenthell.ceros.com/the-word-digital-edition/march2012/page/58

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