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since kt was not available to entertain me by phone on my drive back from lunch, i was forced to listen to the radio. i don't do this very often. is it some sort of rule that you can only play 70's and 80's music during the workday? here is the short playlist endured from kfc to west green, which i am sharing so that they may become lodged in your head as well as mine.
come on, eileen - dexy's midnight runners
[i'm fairly certain that aside from the title line, none of this song is in english, or any other documented language for that matter]

sunglasses at night - corey hart
[google the lyrics to this one and then try to convince me this guy wasn't on drugs during the writing process] 
stayin' alive - bee gees
[if women can sing below you in four-part harmony, something is terribly wrong] 
well, at least it's not mahna mahna...
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 12:16PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments6 Comments

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I'm sorry, but being significantly older than you... I have to confess I love 80s music.
Sep 12, 2006 at 01:34PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
i'll refrain from the obligatory over-the-hill jokes and note that i've been listening to alice in chains, stone temple pilots, and soundgarden circa mid-90's throughout the day.

i love it, but i'm sure the keeds would be pointing and laughing at this point.
Sep 12, 2006 at 02:07PM | Registered Commentermdog
from mr hart's web page:

"'Sunglasses at Night' was my first ever single from my debut album "First Offense"...It was a last minute addition to the disc...After it was released in November 1983, my life and the world around me changed forever.A major hit song was born, International success...cool....Was it the melody? or the lyric? Was it the video driven imaging? Luck of the draw or simply the sound of the times?...I suppose it was all of the above and none at all....From Bob Hope to Wyclef Jean the song struck a chord and understanding this alchemy remains mystery to us all..."

a mystery, indeed.

i enjoy the '80s tunes, as well, but only every now and again. for instance, yesterday i heard abba's "dancing queen" and lionel richie's "hello?" and was in flashback heaven. :)
Sep 12, 2006 at 02:41PM | Unregistered Commenteramo
OK, this is the death of what little street cred I've earned: I listen to NPR on a daily basis. I even listen online when I'm not in my car. Eek!
Sep 12, 2006 at 11:04PM | Unregistered CommenterSarah
it seems that listening to npr around here is the norm. which means that I'M the odd [wo]man out. somehow i can't get into listening to a bunch of people talking about stuff i don't care about. if i wanted that, i'd just have passengers.
Sep 13, 2006 at 08:37AM | Registered Commentermdog
I used to feel that way. Then I quit the job where I got to read the news (breaking or otherwise) before anyone else. Then I re-established that TV news is idiotic (apologies to any TV news producers). Then I started listening to the Morning Edition, and it was all downhill from there.
Sep 14, 2006 at 09:20PM | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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