I'm almost done with "Love is a Mix Tape" by Rob Sheffield. I'll write a more formal book review tomorrow after I've finished it, but I wanted to play a little game in honor of the songs that change our lives.
Here's a few of the songs that would be on the soundtrack of my life and the associations that I have with them.
Playing in the basement: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass "Whipped Cream and other Delights"
Dancing in the basement, 1981: Tchaikovsky, "The Nutcracker"
Rollerskating songs, circa 1982: Rick Springfield, "Jessie's Girl" and Queen, "We Will Rock You"
How I knew I was destined to be a feminist: Pat Benatar, "Love is a Battlefield"
Most controversial sleep-over ever: Madonna "Like A Virgin" and Michael Jackson "Thriller"
I'm in love with Gordon Cox, circa 1987: Salt-n-Pepa "Push It"
French people are crazy, first trip abroad: Tone Loc "Wild Thing"
Italian people are crazier, second trip abroad: Eagles "Hotel California"
I'm an urban-hip hop girl stuck in a shy, nerdy body: L.L. Cool J "Mama Said Knock You Out"
I'm moving 700 miles away in my Senior year of High School: Kansas "Dust in the Wind"
I'm in love with Preston Young, Freshman in College: Tribe Called Quest "Bonita Applebaum"
I should be in love with Charles Sydnor: Wreckx in Effect "Rump Shaker"
First Relationship: Sade "No Ordinary Love"
Okay... I've gotten you to 1994... more later