what did i learn during the 30 days of 80's tunes?
80's alternative is much better than the crap we have on the radio these days.
the aesthetic standards of our time are much more rigid than those of the past. we now have really good looking entertainers with zero talent. in the 80's pop-stars didn't need to fit the molds we have today.
listening to music from my childhood/past is comforting and makes me happy.
the final selection. one of my all-time favorites. possibly my favorite song ever, and this blog's namesake.
i cannot say enough good things about this song. i feel like it has inspired my music tastes.
great lines to listen for: "perhaps someone you know could sparkle and shine" "and i love you" "shooting stars around your heart" "don't sell the dreams you should be keeping" "where feelings not reasons can make you decide" "as leaves fall down, splash autumn on gardens" "look at me with starry eyes, push me up to starry skies" "if love's the truth then look no lies and let me swim around your eyes i've found a place i'll never leave shut my mouth and just believe love is the truth i realize not a stream of pretty lies to use us up and waste our time"
i'd be remiss to not post a depeche mode song. i could post many. i love them and have for a long time, but i choose this song because i remember stealing my parents' cd to listen to it over and over. as i listened i'd picture the hands from labyrinth.
this song is going through my head at this very moment.
a lot of music i loved in my childhood was sung by flamboyant men, or loved by flamboyant men (abc, erasure, pet shop boys, etc.). i went through a phase in elementary school in which i only listened to erasure. i choreographed a dance to each song in their album wild!. i had a show planned, complete with costume changes, hair and make-up, and an intimate audience of my family, grandparents and closest friends. i made sure that each piece would fit in our living room. the show, unfortunately, never happened.
this is my favorite tears for fears song. my mom has pictures of herself hanging out with the band. i thought it was so cool and told myself that i would grow up to be a girl that hung out with bands. in elementary school, i aspired to be a groupie.
janelle once mentioned to me that this song has a sound reminiscent of the beatles. i didn't realize it was such a controversy until searching for this video. from my youtube research, quite a few people with too much time on their hands are very upset with this form of "plagiarism".
we had some interesting cars when we first moved to vegas. the favorite was a huge lincoln town car, lovingly nicknamed "the beast". these days only had tape players, so we'd listen to my parents old tapes as we drove around. my mom found a tape that my dad made for her when they were dating. this was one of my favorite songs on it...
well guys, i'm slipping. the reality of moving and the end of the semester is setting in and i'm engulfed by items on my to-do list. i forgot to write yesterday, as i spent all day on a final paper.
this first video is not an song from the 80's, but one of my favorite songs by a band made popular in the 80's. i grew up with lots of new order in my house. i used to get them mixed up with depeche mode. not any more. i choose this song for november 30 because the paper i wrote that day mentioned feeling delicate.
for today's song... "she drives me crazy" by fine young cannibals. a. their band name is awesome. b. cody is buried in law school books and outlines and stress. i'm trying my hardest not to drive him crazy. i spent this evening sequestered in our bedroom.