February 28, 2005


A local 80's station has arrived to help me skip along the path down memory lane. While driving home from the airport Friday night, I heard "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "You're One of My Kind," "Major Tom (Coming Home)" and "Lonely Ol' Night," just to name a few.

Of course, yesterday while driving to the market after church with the family, I absent-mindedly switched on the radio, typically parked at NPR, only to quickly turn it off again. Billy Idol just wasn't the tone I was looking for.

Posted by Rae at February 28, 2005 09:46 AM

NPR?? What? You like to get mad?

Posted by: Rightwingsparkle at February 28, 2005 10:35 AM

RWS- I listen to NPR because I like to have my mind sharpened, so to speak. I want to shape and form my own opinions rather than vomit up the ones feed by conservative talk show hosts. That's not to say I disagree with the conservatives at all; I just want to know why, and what I am specifically disagreeing with. As we listen, I will tell the girls why I disagree or how the perspective presented is being skewed to fit the ideology or to lead the listener to a certain opinion. I will explain the flip side or proper way to examine statistics and maybe say what isn't being said by the speaker.

I also do like the cultural pieces that NPR produces, as do my girls.

Posted by: Rae at February 28, 2005 11:36 AM

I think you mean "Need You Tonight," assuming we're thinking of the same INXS song. I used to love me some INXS and then Michael had to go off himself in such a strange way.

As for NPR, I too enjoy it from time to time, particularly "All Things Considered." Those who avoid "the other side" gain nothing by living in an echo chamber, other than a myopic worldview.

Posted by: andy at February 28, 2005 08:04 PM

Yes, Andy, that would be the correct name. Thanks :D

Posted by: Rae at February 28, 2005 11:56 PM

I am so cultured! I listen to NPR because they don't have that annoying morning banter that makes me want to rip someone's head off and... ok, deep cleansing breath, Mountain Pose.. there, much better.

Posted by: Special K at March 1, 2005 04:45 AM

Yes, well, Special K, according to R- we're snobs at heart :o

Shhh, don't tell him I told you....

Posted by: Rae at March 1, 2005 10:25 AM

Now see, I was coming in here to say, it's "Need You Tonight" by INXS, because even though Michael Hutchence looked like Justine Bateman, he still deserves correct song title quotations. :-) But Andy up there beat me to it.

Also, Rae, I have a super-ultimate, ginormously huge compilation of 80s songs: http://www.ramblestrip.com/music/1980_1989.html

It's ridiculously organized and I worked an embarrassingly long time on it. Just like I did with the 90s:

The 1967-1979 and the pre-1967 lists aren't nearly complete yet. :-) Nice blog!

Posted by: Kim at March 3, 2005 03:19 PM

Kim- thanks :D Another 80's afficonado? Woo-hoo.

Wow- that's some list! Thanks for coming over. Come often :D

Posted by: Rae at March 3, 2005 10:05 PM
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