going back to old school | 9:21 am | 13 April 2006

kevin sealI’ve got errands to run today, and having found these clips of R.E.M. on Letterman c. 1983,* I’m feeling a little nostalgic and thought I’d whip together a 120 Minutes (Kevin Seal-era) highlight playlist. Whoops. For all the technological advances that allow me to do this with files on a computer instead of painstakingly sitting in front of a turntable with artful use of pause/play/record, you can still only fit seventy paltry minutes of music on a regular CD. Which, really, totally sucks. Our CD changer is in the trunk (tape up front! easy!), and it’s really pathetic to make multiple CDs that aren’t really all that rewriteable and are much more fragile. SO: I am going to pick up some beautiful magnetic tape that fits a good TWO HOURS of music on it (120 minutes, get it?!), and make some real mixes. And I’m going to stop at the mall and pick up some Obsession to make the fun complete. Today’s (short!) playlist in the comments.
*Thanks, Quiddity!!

3 comments on “going back to old school”

  1. Miriam
    1. The Cure – Boy’s Don’t Cry
    2. The Cure – Jumping Someone Else’s Train
    3. The Cure – Inbetween Days
    4. Depeche Mode – But Not Tonight
    5. The Dream Academy – Life in a Northern Town
    6. Echo & the Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar
    7. Flesh for Lulu – I Go Crazy
    8. Hunters and Collectors – Throw Your Arms Around Me
    9. Jesus and Mary Chain – Happy When it Rains
    10. Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth
    11. Llod Cole & the Commotions – Perfect Skin
    12. Love and Rockets – No New Tale to Tell
    13. New Order – Blue Monday
    14. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
    15. REM – Seven Chinese Brothers
    16. The Smiths – What Difference Does it Make?
    17. The Smiths – Is it Really So Strange?
    18. The Squeeze – Goodbye Girl
    19. The Bolshoi – Sunday Morning
    20. Woodentops – Love Train
    21. Buckaroo Banzai – End Credits
  2. Miriam

    Crap, that’s still too much to fit on one stinkin’ disk.

  3. James

    You could do a whole album of covers of most of those songs…

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