Looking for something tonight I stumbled across my box of old stuff and inspired by Sarca’s recent post, I thought I’d share some of mine/rip off her idea*. I found a tobacco tin full of my old badges, which was a nostalgic thing in itself – I’ve never smoked but my parents did and these old Franklyn’s Mild** tins were our go-to method of small item storage when I was growing up.
The badges are a mixed bunch to be sure, cats feature, as do my (still-cherished) liberal peacenik ideals and then there’s music. None of my AC/DC ones seem to have survived, but we’ve got Beastie Boys, Shonen Knife, Saxon, Sisters of Mercy and Jane’s Addiction; along with an atypical, for me, football one.
Then there’s the tapes, most got heaved into a landfill years ago, Faster Pussycat Wake Me When It’s Over survived, as have for sentimental reasons a bunch of mixes my brother made me/I made him – we used to be very into designing the covers. The one he made me for my Green Day/Foo Fighters one was particularly ace.
It’s funny the things we keep hold of and the things we let go, pretty arbitrary sometimes too.
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*plus I’m far too tired to write a proper review tonight and so I can stall you by trotting out some self-indulgent nonsense like this, still seem prolific and you’ll be none the wiser and I can go play some more Fallout: New Vegas. Shhh!
**unsure if this was an endorsement deal by Aretha Franklin, or just a happy coincidence.