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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

They CAN Take That Away From Me

In this day and age of technology I've long since given up buying and playing audio cassette tapes; there are too many variables associated with them. As I was reminded yesterday.
Local charity shop. "Sinatra and the Swingin' Brass" on tape. 1962 Reprise recording. Arrangements by Neal Hefti and 12 tunes that couldn't have been bettered had I picked them myself. "Goody Goody", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "They Can't Take That Away From Me" etc. All for 39 pence.
Needless to say, after only the minimum of hesitation, I parted with my 39p and hurried home with my acquisition.
Brilliant. This was 'Middle Aged Blue Eyes' at his best. However, it was a tape and I vowed that next time I would copy it onto something more substantial.
There was to be no next time.
Would you believe but that when I came to play it again (Sam) the tape had snapped?
Maybe only 39p in money but beyond the dreams of avarice artistically. I know I could go out and buy the CD but it wouldn't be the same. That would be like paying the going rate for the Mona Lisa. I'll just have to hit the charity shops again.

2 comments :

Lance said...

Hallelujah! I'm back in business.
Thank you God and thank you Sella Tape!
The repair was effected with a combination of Sella Tape, Patience, Prayer and much crossing of fingers with only a couple of bars of "I'm Beginning To See the Light" lost in the process.
I wonder if EMI are looking for a technician...

Anonymous said...

Well done Lance, I know that tape as I had the LP in my collection in the 60's & onwards...I shall be singing those numbers all day now....

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