I am throwing out my cassettes. Throwing them out is the hardest thing I have to do. I feel like they are my first love in some way even though I haven't paid much attention to them in years. I've been picking up each one and examining it for value. The ones I miss the most will be getting a replacement CD. So far the Candyskins, Todd Snider and Iggy Pop have made it into the CD replacements. These bands I still can jam and be ridiculous with. I am still in love with them.
The others? Well, the other cassettes I am still drifting through. Drifting in the odd remembrance of a favorite memory. I have a lot of cassettes whose artists names most people have never heard of and probably never should. Some are quite cheesy, and I am big fan of cheese.
But I loved them at one time and I love them still, in a way. Love them for that memory of "once upon a time". Those cassettes are then ones that will be tossed. No CD will replace the memory, and like many childhood toys I won't play them again.