Do you remember cassette tapes? They’re not making the kind of comeback that vinyl did, for a lot of reasons. Cassettes can get mangled pretty easily; the tape can get stuck in your tape player and then you have to get a pencil and wind it back up and hope the tape doesn’t get evenContinue reading “1/29/18: I made you a mixtape…”
Category Archives: eighties music
1/16/17: Monday Funday Dance Party
Way back in 2005, a man named Dr. Cliff Arnall looked at things like weather, debts following the holidays, and all those New Years resolutions we haven’t been following, and came up with a date for the most Depressing Day of the Year. It’s the third Monday in January, if you want to mark yourContinue reading “1/16/17: Monday Funday Dance Party”
9/26/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
It’s one of those rough allergy mornings, the kind where you feel like all the sinus cavities in your head have been filled with cement. In times like these, all I can say is: thank goodness for Gloria Estefan. The video’s fun, too. Yes, ladies really had hair like that back in the 80’s. AndContinue reading “9/26/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
09/06/16: Personal motivation and audio cleanliness
Way back in 2011-12, I was unemployed, and it was really rough out there in the job market. Nobody was hiring. For anything. It was easy to get discouraged, after sending out resume after resume after resume. And yes, cheesy as it sounds, there were songs I would listen to during that time specifically toContinue reading “09/06/16: Personal motivation and audio cleanliness”
May 10, 2016
There used to be a record store on St. Mark’s place called Sounds. I went there pretty regularly for at least a decade. When I was first allowed to go to “the city” as a teenager, this was one of the spots my girlfriends and I would hit, along with Flip and Unique Boutique andContinue reading “May 10, 2016”
2/29/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Once upon a time, there was a 21 and under club called “Phil’s Bongo Room.” It doesn’t matter where it was; it’s been gone for a long time anyway. It was lost to an unfortunate infestation of luxury condos. Anyhoo, it was fun and they had live bands and a floor that lit up likeContinue reading “2/29/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
December 9, 2015
It’s been a super crazy couple of weeks. I just got a new job, which I adore, and have been transitioning from my old job, which I also adored. It’s a really happy time, but also a busy one. So here’s a couple of tracks in honor of working folk. “Working in a Coal Mine”Continue reading “December 9, 2015”
November 4, 2015
The first concert I ever went to was the Alarm, at the Beacon Theater in New York. Three of us drove into the city in a tiny little convertible that may or may not have been made out of fiberglass. I actually don’t remember anything about the show, except that I enjoyed it. Actually, myContinue reading “November 4, 2015”