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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Do you remember?

Lately I've been going through a nostalgia craze for the music of the 1980's... more specifically, the music I bought and listened to during those musically formative years. Most of it was purchased on cassette, so I've taken it upon myself to replace as much of it as I can afford on shiny new (and used) CD's. It's been a lot of fun scouring Amazon, eBay and various used music stores, hunting for the cheapest prices on albums by the Replacements, R.E.M., 10,000 Maniacs, the Minutemen, Husker Du, etc., etc. One thing that's struck me is that I used to listen to music almost exclusively on a Walkman, owing as much to convenience as to the fact that my mostly "alternative" tastes weren't shared by my peers or my family. It's been oddly exhilirating to be able to listen to these songs (most of which I haven't heard in close to twenty years) turned all the way up in my own home.

More reviews (and stuff like this) to come. Promise!


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