Brian's Creative Countdown to Christmas 2022

Day 6,

A project I have been putting off for years far too long, is doing something with this mix-tape from my childhood.

Background: My early experience of music came in the form of this 'mix tape' that my step-dad obtained as being part of a mobile disco (that's how my mum met him). To be allowed to play this cassette during my childhood was a special privilege, and to avoid it wearing out or getting chewed up in a player (as I remember it doing at least once, and much to my distress*) I had my own copy (long since lost). This cassette contains a treasure trove of chart hits from the early 1980s/late 1970s - I feel a great sense of nostalgia when I hear any of these songs play on the radio today (as they still do), and I imagine them playing on their original vinyl and being recorded to this cassette during a 1980s disco.

*for some reason I developed a phobia to chewed up cassette tape jammed in a player and always had to get my dad to untangle the mess from my player.

In all this project didn't take too long to piece together and it was fun to complete!


Eve of War - Justin Haywood 12"


The above has also been incorporated into the Shrine section under 'The Cassette'.