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Lately, I seem to have been going further back in time.

Re-reading books last published ten years ago. Watching movies where the cast almost appeared to be light years younger. Listening to music released even before I was here, and – good grief – actually liking it.

You see, the radio station has taken to playing some – as they proudly put it – “retro” hits during my lonely drives back from work.

This is not an entirely bad thing, of course. I get to listen to some rarely-played but oft-talked-about songs – ones that may or may not have lost their gleam and shine after all these years. Back when afros and sullen faraway looks rule the day. Back when cheesy photos and smug mugs were plastered on covers of vinyl records or music cassettes. Back when music videos were mostly in black and white, and one of the models happened to be Keanu Reeves. Back when the wind unerringly blows about the singer’s tresses as dancers twirl into oblivion behind her. Back when Prince did not yet come up with his… symbol.

Still, one can only take so much of MC Hammer; somehow, that one hit of his, even if played in an endless loop during a torture ritual, will not appear out of place, nor the least bit strange.

I suspect that someone in the radio station practically worships the American rapper – it seems to me that the station must, must, must! play that darned song at least once a day.

Anyway, confession time – I really need to question my recent music choices.

I mean, heck – this is Hall and Oates we are talking about. A potential favourite now. Crikey.

What, of course I am a little worried. Someone had better tell me that this is just a phase.

Just. A. Phase.

Details of this entry.Monday, August 28, 2006, filed under Musings.
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Recent tracks played are displayed on Last.fm.A Minor Incident, Badly Drawn Boy


  1. The beauty of music is that it transcends borders… and age… After all, why do people listen to classical music? Think they will improve their IQ? Hardly…

    Wong | 29/08/06 03:08 PM



  2. Wong – Ah, but but but… I don’t understand this sudden “transformation” of going back to the 70s/80s. I’m not quite the kind who listens to this type of music, am I?

    You can try Hall and Oates if you want. Heh.

    Strizzt | 29/08/06 07:35 PM



  3. maybe you’re just feeling nostalgic. i’ve 3 months left of student life, and i’m already missing it. sobs.

    nerdook | 30/08/06 10:39 AM



  4. Nerdook – Heh. I sure did not miss mine – in fact, I couldn’t wait to put the world of group assignments and boring lectures behind me!

    Strizzt | 30/08/06 08:25 PM



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