Posted by Joke at 8:21 AM
Tere posted at 12:51 PM, August 07, 2008
If I had a dime for every song that reminded me of an ex, I'd have.... at least enough money to enjoy a big, fancy dinner.
Badger posted at 3:59 PM, August 07, 2008
There are certain songs I will NOT be featuring on Song Lyric Saturday, and this entire post pretty much sums up why.
Major Bedhead posted at 8:57 PM, August 07, 2008
Yeah, all these 80s Mixwit tapes are making me a little unhappily nostalgic, too. It's kind of fun, in a morbid, angst-ridden way. And reminds me of why I'm glad I'm done with that period of my life.
Stomper Girl posted at 9:39 PM, August 07, 2008
Every third song? How many exes do you have?
kim at allconsuming posted at 11:47 PM, August 07, 2008
and then there are those of us so pathetic in our love-life history that songs from the 80s simply serve to remind us of particularly bad hair and particularly memorable outfits.
shula posted at 5:24 AM, August 08, 2008
And this is precisely why, Monsieur le Joke, you will NOT find me playing the 80s game with y'all.
I'd end up driving over a cliff, for sure.
Joke posted at 8:07 AM, August 08, 2008
You know it's not really every third song. I exaggerate for effect.
That said, I happen to love (and miss) 80s music. Having been, musically, one of THOSE kids, my MixWits -- blame the lovely and gracious H&B, she got me started -- tend towards the obscure; at least in the USA. My Oz/Britpals might roll their collective eyes at Howard Jones or Nick Heyward or The Divinyls* or Big Audio Dynamite.
Now, all things considered, I tend to look back with fondness at the 80s and the music therefrom. 90% of the songs that do remind me of someone don't do so in any painful way. To be honest, the feeling I get when thinking back is relief.
"Thank you Guardian Angel, for not letting me get married to HER."
Now you know.
* Bec, I did NOT have a crush on Chrissy Amphlett.
Suse posted at 2:57 AM, August 09, 2008
Howard Jones 'What is Love'!!!
OMG teh memories!!!
(I dug out my INXS tapes for the car after Badger's post last week)
bluemountainsmary posted at 4:10 AM, August 09, 2008
All I kept thinking of when I read this was the Todd Rundgrenn song "Can we still be friends?" - and I think that was late 70s.
But it was played a lot in the eighties!
Joke posted at 5:32 AM, August 09, 2008
S - This is the trouble you run into when you loiter with your contemporaries.
M - The Runt! I remember that song! That and all his Utopia stuff.
Wow. I have to save some of these memory whiplashes for my birthday.