Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Oldies But Goodies

Since tomorrow night I will be at the Gomez concert and most likely unable to post the weekly playlist I will kill two birds with one stone tonight and give you a playlist of Oldies But Goodies from my childhood. All of these songs were cassette or vinyl singles that I purchased at one point in my life between elementary and high school.

KG's Oldies But Goodies - The Early Years

Elvis Costello - Veronica - One of the first 'alternative' songs that I ever loved. I remember buying this cassette single and listening to it approximately 57 times a day for one year. I've since seen Elvis twice and sadly, he has yet to perform this song.

Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Which is cheesier now? The song, the video or the film from whence it came? My buddy, Big Al and myself LOVED this song. Guess what? We still do.

Club Nouveau - Lean On Me - I purchased this record the same day as the above mentioned Starship tune. It has not aged nearly as well as the Bill Withers' original but brings back some good memories from Bell View Elementary.

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You - Loved the song but loved the video even more. Of course at the time I had no idea that this British fellow was a member of arguably the most popular band of all time, I just liked lip synching deers and squirrels that play a saxophone pipe.

Howard Jones - Everlasting Love - Utahns love Howard and KG is still a fan of this song.

Tony! Toni! Tone! - It Never Rains In Southern California - Once upon a time I listened to this song so often that my sister Kim may or may not have ripped it out of the tape deck, rolled down her window and fired it into the street.

Christopher Cross - All Right - And finally, speaking of two birds and one stone - most people know that I am a March Madness junkie. One of the first NCAA Tourneys that I ever remember was 1983 when Thurl Bailey and NC State defeated Houston with a buzzer beater and their coach Jimmy Valvano ran around the court like a mad man. Big J happened to have recorded the game and I watched it with the tourney highlights that followed many, many, many times. This tune was used for the tourney highlight package (this is pre-One Shining Moment) and I finally decided to pickup this cassette with my first foray in the BMG 10 tapes for a penny deal. One fateful day as Kim and I were firing up listen number 20, Jenny decided 19 was plenty so she grabbed the small boombox and chucked it across the room wiping out said box and this cassette that was eaten as the boombox's last meal. Two birds one stone. Moral of this story is that I learned to love albums and not just songs.

4 comments:

Jen said...

I'm glad you are finally willing to admit some blame in this situation. You can only listen to "It's all right, think were gonna make it" so many times before you are not responsible for your actions. (See how I continue to take no responsibility for my part.)

Kim said...

Wow. You're family sounds very violent.

KG said...

We aren't violent we are just passionate and never wrong.

GinaM said...

I must have been really out of it! I remember nothing of any of this. Where was I in all this fun?!