A new coffee shop has opened in town with an ambience to appeal to the young and those that enjoy a trip of nostalgia down memory lane. I hankered after a princess when I was a school kid. All my friends had them – the original transportable.
We had one of these at home and my parents could see no need for music in the house that didn’t come from either this or the old bakelite radio in the kitchen which, if we were lucky we could tune to pick up other countries in the world, firing our imaginations.
Ours was also a “His Masters Voice” – I don’t know whether there were any other brands around.
This made me reflect on the revisioning of these old musical items which once blasted out songs like “How much is that doggy in the window?” and in our family lots of classical music and operettas. And here are these machines, broken and yet in their broken state give me the pleasure of hearing the songs of the past echoing around in my head.
The cafe is small, cosy and intimate which is lucky because if you had to look for fifty different record labels to check whose coffee you had ……
In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Photo