Sunday, August 2, 2009


I just picked these at random from my (mostly vinyl) collection and went to YouTube for the vids. This is not a 'best of' or 'my favourites' compilation. Just a few songs that somehow mattered... or struck a chord... at the time.

I was born in the 1940's. (Closer to the the ass end of that decade than the start. I didn't know Hitler personally.)

I grew up in the 1950's. (I'm still growing up -- all this shrinkage to the contrary notwithstanding.)

I came of age in the 1960's. (Back then, few of us thought we'd live this long. I never thought I'd live this long. And I wasn't even in a rock and roll band.)

I got married in the 1970's. (Same woman, bless her heart, for nearly thirty-seven years now. She's a glutton for punishment.)

Shit happened in the 1980's. (Bad shit, for the most part. Depression, miscarriage, near divorce, and all the rest. And I mean ALL. But this song always put a smile on my face.)

The 1990's gave us a son. (Back on track. On meds. Wanting to live. Doing a passable imitation of same.)

And the rest is (also) history.


unokhan said...

only duran duran could fully express the nihilist collapse that was the 80's.

okay, mebbe culture club.

Doctorboogaloo said...

The 80's for me was Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and this guy.

Hope I did that right.

BrightenedBoy said...

This is so cool. Song from the 1990's make me nostalgic for when I was a small child, and songs from the early 2000's remind me of the beginning of adolescence.