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clearing out the cupboard

The time had come. The time is now. It is time. The old pre-recorded VHS must go (well, all bar a few pieces of unobtainium). Sadly, this includes my slowly and painfully collected run of Blakes 7. Look at them! There's a single copy from an early release which must have been picked up second hand somewhere (the old Cult Exchange Shop in Notting Hill, maybe?) and the rest are the slightly swanky re-releases with the line-up spines. It stands out like a temporary false tooth. I watched the original series insofar as I could - between cricket and snooker there were always things we missed. Then I watched it through properly with uitlander on her ?Betamax editions. Then my own, presumably at a party, although I don't recall it in any detail. The Sapphire and Steel Party I remember! Everyone dressed up. Damian and I were Diamond and Gold - or was it Titanium and Brass? Another pub I'd happily go to.

end of an era

There was another surprise in the cupboard, too: my old audio tape collection, taped into a case marked "Hewlett Packard Personal Productivity Center" with big yellow storage tape, the sure sign that a case has not been opened since the last move. These, I would like to listen to as they start their slow arc into the wheelie bin, as I have a 45 minute walk built into most days. But alas my walkman (complete with owl drawn on it in tippex, thank you my seventeen year old self) has long gone the way of all flesh. Does anyone have a portable cassette player I can borrow?

obsolete media!

I'm not expecting there will be anything on them I want to keep. Maybe a little scrap of Annie Nightingale on her brief and whited-out-of-history stint on Radio Luxembourg, or someone reading a story. Maybe the comps that people made for me. It's my experience that you save these things for the main subject, but end up cherishing what turns up in the background.

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cleanskies
31st Oct, 2014 09:28 (UTC)
no hurry
In fact, depending on how keen you are to clear it out of your house, we could leave it till I'm down for Solstice and hand over in person?