During high school I acquired one of those completely cool and necessary pieces of equipment for any music lover.
A turntable with a double cassette player.
This allowed me to make mix tapes from both albums and cassettes. Which led to the creation of my very first mix tape called miscellaneous dance tunes (feb 1986):
What's your problem? - blancmange
She went pop - Iam Siam
This is England - The Clash
Turning Japanese - Vapors
State of the Nation - Industry
What I like about you - Romantics
Everything Counts - Depeche Mode
Take on Me - A-Ha
Big in Japan - Alphaville
Don't Go - Yaz
Girl with a Curious Hand - Digny Fignus
I Want You - Caberet Voltaire
See You - Depeche Mode
Relax! - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (or as I wrote on the card, FGTH)
In a Big Country - Big Country
Situation - Yaz
Fallen Angel - Alphaville
Blue Movie - Digney Fignus
Beatnik - Buggles
Strip - Adam Ant
Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
This tape has now become a staple in the minivan since The Housemartins CD became permanently lodged into the stereo. This only proves to the kids that I have adored Yaz for well over 20 years and next month's trip to see them in NYC is well-earned.
But little lady's favorite tune from this? Local Boston performer Digney Fignus's Girl with a Curious Hand.
Still have any of those "ancient" cassette tapes? What would we hear if you played it for us? Or are you so young that you have no idea what I am talking about?