I recently was reunited with some old friends — my cassette singles from the late 80’s and early 90’s. See, back in the day we bought singles, individual songs on cassettes that you would buy at Sam Goody, or Tower Records, or HMV, or fill in record store of your choice. If you were around then, I am preaching to the choir. But I know there are a handful of you to whom the concept of going out and buying music, let alone a single song on audio cassette is as foreign as an emoji-less text. Alas entertainment was not always at your fingertips!
When I opened the treasure chest o’ music that my friend had fostered through the years, out came a veritable time capsule dating back to the late 80’s to the early 90’s. A flood of memories hit me as I fingered these archaic objects and I was immediately transported to that time in my life. I also became aware of the person I was at that time and the vestiges of my identity that have either faded away or are still clinging on.
Look at the selection of music below and you’ll see my interest in R&B, House Music, Freestyle, Hip-Hop - ‘twas the 90’s and that was the lewk and I was cool. Next stop amazon.com to get a boombox to play these things on. Do they still make those?!
Do you have music from your past? If so what formats? Do you treasure these objects? Let me know in the comments section below.