The rules for the blogfest stated you had to find a mixed audio cd that you haven't listened to in a while, write down all the tracks; artist and song title, write down what the songs means to you and why you like it.
I have a box of old cassette tapes in my garage that I dug through. I found a stack numbered 1-10, but I had no idea what songs were on there. That's right.... I said cassette tapes.
So here are the treasures I found on cassette tape #10:
Tape rewound... push play.... and the sound of what... what is that sound? Wait, I know that sound! I eject the tape.
The Bic pen is my favorite pen to write with. I don't know why, but I won't write with any other. It's my one silly writerly thing that I do. However, today it saved my #10.
Proceed with the treasure hunt.
Two out of Three Ain't Bad - Meatloaf
Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
For Crying out Loud - Meatloaf
Evidently I was partial to side two of my sister's Bat out of Hell album.
Next... empty space. What? That's it! A 90 minute cassette tape with three songs on one side. Side B needs to step it up or I'm going to have the worst blog in the blogfest. Meatloaf is good, but not that good.
I'll Still Be Lovin' You - Restless Heart
(Wait, what tape is this... is this just sappy love songs... too funny!)
Only To Be With You - U2
(U2 slightly redemptive from sappy, but we are only on song #2.)
Lost In Emotion - Lisa Lisa Cult Jam
(You know that dance that's only cool in the 80s.... it's that type of song.)
Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Houston
(I was pining away there, huh?)
One Heartbeat at a Time - Smokey Robinson
(Evidently my radio being taken away should have been my punishment, not the keys to my car.)
Wipe Out - The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys
(Our cheerleading squad did a dance routine for the halftime of the basketball game to this one.)
It's Not Over 'Til It's Over - Starship
(Remember "riding around".... the aimless driving, but oh so fun. This song was played a lot.)
Honestly - Stryper
(Big hair bands were just the best. I think I liked them because they opened for Bon Jovi. Am I right?)
Can't We Try - Dan Hill and Vonda Shepard
(The sappiness continues.)
Always - Atlantic Starr
(Oh, they played this at my junior prom.)
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Anita O'Day
(The song from the wonderful movie Every Time We Say Goodbye. I stayed up and recorded this from the television.)
Commercials from the radio...... one of those times you walk off while you're recording and forget, and then you try to tape over it with other songs, but it's still there at the end. Whatever was on sale that day, it was 2 for $4.
That's it. Thanks, for walking with me down memory lane. The 80s were fabulous and music was fun. If this tape could tell you ALL the stories that went with each song... well, I'd have to smash it with a hammer.
While digging in that box of treasures, I did come across a few jewels.
Happy blogfest everyone. Cut FOOTLOOSE!