Saturday, October 29, 2011

Homecoming 1991 Mix Tape (tracks 3-5)

On the way home I listened to the next few songs from the mix tape that I made for Nampa High Homecoming 1991.

Track 3: When You Wish Upon A Star: Billy Joel. This was from a tape I bought "Simply Mad About the Mouse". It was a compilation of artists covering Disney songs. A lot of differing styles. I remember listening to then... not sure where that tape ended up.

Track 4: Can't Stand Losing You: The Police. I had recently purchased a copy of "Every Breath You Take: The Singles" and this was from that tape. Not sure what this has to do with Homecoming or dancing.

Track 5: Man From Snowy River: Main Title. I really like this soundtrack. It relaxes me. It lasted me through two years on a mission in Southern California and I still listen to it today. Like I said before I have very eclectic musical tastes.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Homecoming... 1991

I found a tape this week. Yes, a cassette tape. This is not just any tape that could be purchased at Sam Goody. No, this is a mix tape. I made this mix tape in October 1991. I made it to use as background music for my Homecoming date. So I popped it into the cassette player in my car on the way to work this morning (yes, I still have a cassette player in my car). I listened to a couple songs on my commute to work this morning and thought I'd share them. As I listen to the rest of the tape I might share those songs too. And, you might get some details about my homecoming date as well.

Track 1: Cliffs of Dover: Eric Johnson

I had recently been introduced to Eric Johnson by a friend in Jazz Band (Dain Johnson) so it was something I was listening to a lot. Not sure why I thought it would be good for homecoming, but I have always had eccentric tastes in music.
Track 2: What's On Your Ming (Pure Energy): Information Society

This was my groove. (depending on the day) I have always liked (and still do like) synth-pop. In fact I just picked up the most recent Erasure album  "Tomorrow's World" ; another time perhaps I'll share that. Anyway, Information Society was one of those groups that if a song of theirs came on I had to move-dance! The version I included on the mix tape is actually a remix from a cassette single I owned.

We'll see what the drive home and tomorrow mornings commute will bring...

By the way, I took Athena Stallcop to the dance... In case you wondered.