Sunday, January 1, 2012
Songs from 1988-93
I'm working on a series of essays that focus on my life from 1988-93, which are my undergraduate years (though the essays are not really about college). I've been thinking for a while of creating a playlist of songs from the time because music was always in the background, whether from my car radio, my CD player when I was riding the bus, or the background in bars and clubs. Thanks to Wikipedia, I am able to find out when the songs were released and put them in order. But that's not just my Virgo mentality at work. I can look at the list and see a kind of progression, my transition from boyhood to manhood. I just set my timer for twenty minutes today and got the list started. It'll be fun to listen to on the treadmill, though I better have a notebook handy for the memories that arise.
If anyone can think of any songs from that time period, feel free to let me know in the comments. My only rules for including them on the playlist are 1) only one song from an artist or I'll end up putting all of Depeche Mode's Violator and R.E.M.'s Out of Time on the list and 2) they have to be something that played a role, however minor, in my own life. Perhaps your memories might trigger some of my own. You can click on the image to enlarge it.