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Blog tag game – High School Jams

June 2, 2007

Krista tagged me with another blog tag game.  This time, it’s a retrospective of the music from our high school years, and this would mean the mid 80’s for me.

First Concert You Ever Attended?Ah, “Bon Jovi” I believe, in Durham, NC.

First Album You Ever Bought w/Your Own Money?  “Album?”   Never had a turn table – went straight to Cassette Tapes and then to CD’s.  That would have been Alan Parsons Project, “Eye in the sky”.

Song that Rocked Your High School Dances? I never went to the dances, so I really can’t say – the prom’s pretty much a blur as well.

First Video you ever saw on MTV?  “Worlds Apart” by  Journey.

 Seeing the graphic for “Yo, MTV Raps”, on Krista’s site brought back memories of MTV.  We never had cable at our house, so MTV was something you watched while at a friend’s.  Back in the day, when MTV actually played music videos.   

 Ah, the phenomenas of our generation.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2007 2:52 pm

    well. done. that’s really fantastic! good job buddy…waiting for just put what the people searching for..good luck!

  2. June 2, 2007 10:18 pm

    We had Alan Parson’s Vulture Culture, Pyramid and Eye in the Sky back at home… It always struck me that Pyramid’s artwork resembled so closely that of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side. Alan Parson’s project was nice, but I always found hard to “relate” to it… I tend to like more the “bands” than the “solos”.

  3. June 3, 2007 1:58 am

    I hear you on MTV not playing videos anymore. They should call it Reality Network huh? My dad is a serious jazz aficionado, which is why we had a turntable ever since I could remember.

  4. June 3, 2007 1:12 pm

    Esteban, Alan Parson was somewhat of a bridge into “rock” music for me. Growing up, my parents always listened to classical music, and I never really even got to listen to the radio, except while riding with other kid’s parents in their cars. Then in middle school, my best fried was listening to Parsons and got me hooked. At one point, I had pretty much all the albums except the most recent, and it was a funny thing that as each new one came out, I generally didn’t like it – it would sound different than the others. Of, course, I believe that was the point, he changed style and content from each work to the next, and it wasn’t until later that I began to understand the more subtle aspectst of style that really were consistent.

    Krista, thanks for the tag and triggering fond memories.

  5. sweetlybroken permalink
    June 4, 2007 1:13 am

    that was a scream, figuratively and literally. I had an album of Alan Pasons, Thanks for the trip


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