Thursday, August 04, 2005

I need missing memory #272 back.

Recently Sharon was telling me she was playing her old tapes from the 1980s; I've been going through mine as well (the ones that aren't with my mum, that is). Like many collectors, I like to keep track of my tapes and records on whatever format- books full of what's on them, how long they are etc.

So how I managed to overlook one tape box being empty I don't know. Right there, there it was. A tape was not in it; lost during the move, one I didn't put back in after taking it out? I don't know. But Claudia Schiffer was not accompanied by chromium-oxide trapped sounds. (All my tapes have someone or something on their spines - this one had the then-Copperfield girlfriend and now-mother of Casper and wife of the man who almost got to direct X-Men 3.) Basically, I'm now stuck without the following from the days when I spent a lot of time listening to what used to be Greater London Radio and is now BBC Radio London (and mind-numbingly crap, but that's another post):

Side One:

One Night A Day - Garth Brooks
This Is A Song - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Excerpt from Jack Be Nimble - Chris Neal
Walk Like A Man - The Four Seasons
I Love Rock'N'Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
NYPD Blue - Mike Post
These Boots Were Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
I Will Always Love You (In Spite Of Myself) - Nanci Griffith and Tanita Tikaram

Side Two:
Amanda - Don Williams
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Love Is In The Air - John Paul Jones
Falling in Love Again - Marlene Dietrich
Black Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
(most of) The Magnificent Seven - Elmer Bernstein
My Sharona - The Knack
California Dreaming - The River City People
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - The Blues Brothers

In fairness, they are all readily available elsewhere, but it's the principle of the thing. Still, there are worse tapes I could have lost. Like the one I made when Debbie Gibson stood in for Shadoe Stevens as presenter of the American Top 40, for instance. Which may be too much information.

3 comments:

All Hail King Butcher! said...

The CCR song is Bad Moon Rising, and there ISN'T a bathroom on the right.

Cindylover1969 said...

Wonderful. So I lost a tape and left a typo on the case for 11 years. I should be shot.

The Archivist said...

I think I've heard of some of those songs... sorry to hear that you lost them.