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The Tapes

  • February 21, 2014

Box Of Cassette Tapes

I recently found this old box of cassette tapes that I recorded when I was a child.  The tapes were found at the bottom of a cardboard box my father packed away when we moved to my second home back in the 1980s.

Clearly, my father kept nearly everything of my childhood, regardless of how insignificant. Perhaps in hopes that one day I might come across these relics of my childhood for some much needed nostalgia.  Or perhaps it was something more; an innate ability to let go of the past.

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  • Miaka Yuuki says:
    February 20, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    I assume you stumble into this as suppose to finding them intentionally? I give props to your dad for being a good sport.


  • Kyla says:
    February 20, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    I too still have the tapes I recorded when I was a child. But I could no longer listen to them since all of our cassette players are all busted. I remember what I recorded in some of them and it’s funny to think about it now.


  • Maury Cheskes says:
    February 20, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Really cute interactions. I feel like listeners can totally dive into your childhood and your relationship with your father by listening to these tapes. My favourite bit was the one about the Flintstones and licking the road. Hope there are more relics to come!


  • Meg W says:
    February 20, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Oh wow your pic really took me back to the nineties. Life was so simple and straight forward. Good old days.


  • Roy says:
    February 20, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    This pic brings a beautiful sense of nostalgia. Great pic as always!


  • photography1257 says:
    February 20, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Man, the audio is pretty crisp for cassette tapes! Also love the use of leading lines in the photo!


  • Danielle M says:
    February 20, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Aww your dad seems to be a very special person, you are very lucky.


  • David Mureithi says:
    February 20, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    It’s a throw back to the old tapes. I just miss reversing them with a ball pen


  • Peachy says:
    February 20, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    These tapes are so cool. My Uncle collects tapes like these too.


  • brainedet says:
    February 20, 2019 at 4:59 AM

    I wish I had a dad like this. I love to ker memory alive. I know my children will enjoy this from me, I’m really storing memories for them


  • Obalade Damilola says:
    February 20, 2019 at 4:26 AM

    I can remember this tapes back in the days.. We hardly see them this is really advancing..Nice shot


  • May says:
    February 20, 2019 at 3:42 AM

    You’re lucky you have souvenirs of your dad. I remember I have collections of cassette tapes during my high school days too.


  • Rizzee Cerdeñola says:
    February 20, 2019 at 2:25 AM

    You have a great and proud dad. He kept the record of your conversation. I can feel that he loves you so much.


  • jolly555 says:
    February 20, 2019 at 12:34 AM

    Wow memories,can still remember playing these record tapes in my teens. It was great that your dad stored them for you.


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