Friday, April 30, 2010

Random 10, 4/30/10


I'm Old Fashioned Judy Garland
Old Fashioned Girl Matthew Hubbard
Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads
Down On The Riverbed Los Lobos
Delirious Prince
A Message To You Rudy The Specials
Fell On Black Days Soundgarden
Rock The Casbah The Clash
Your Racist Friend They Might Be Giants
Bald Head Professor Longhair

After an unexpected visit from Judy Garland, the 1980s take over my iTunes. To be technical, there are some songs from the late 1970s and the early 1990s, but the list doesn't stray that far from the time period. Even the Professor Longhair song is from his last album, released in 1980.

I think of the 1960s as being old fashioned, the 1980s not so much. But when my students show they don't really know what an Atari 2600 was and confuse it with the first Nintendo machine, it's time for me to figure out the 1980s are now officially a long time ago.

2 comments:

namastenancy said...

ROFLOL! I remember taking a class on contemporary history at SFSU back in the late 80's - the Beatles were already old history and forget about Do-Wop, Sam Cook or the Everly Brothers. But on the other hand, we are living witnesses to "ancient" history! Well, I am - let me not be disrespectful!

The Independent Rage said...

You sure couldn't play Shadowgate on an Atari.