I thought I’d lost this piece of audio forever. It resurfaced about seven or eight years ago on an old cassette. I used my (then) cutting edge bit of tech, an Archos AV440, to put it into digital format. And then forgot about it for years. I’d long wondered if it was still on the Archos hard drive, but seeing as the device had well and truly died, I couldn’t find out.
Till yesterday, when I put the extracted hard drive onto a reader. Turns out, it had been there all along. Some people do say I am a bit stubborn and prone to tantrums. I deny this vigorously. Historical evidence, however, is not on my side. This recording will be, I’m quite sure, the oldest piece of content I will ever publish to my blog. It dates from around 1976, when I would have been three or four years old. And I’ve now put it on a number of cloud storage apps for safe keeping.