Ecto-coolers and sandwich trading...a trip back to my nervous years.

Two of my co-workers are in bands I book. My roommate Daniel is out on a tour of the four corners states (w/ his band Thrift Store Cowboys) and my good friend Daniel (you can see where identity would crumble here) is opening three shows for Deer Tick (with his band One Wolf). Therefore, I am working a lot of hours this week.

No worries. I arrive home yesterday evening to my friend and neighbor Dave relaxing on our porch, enjoying the twilight. Shortly thereafter our friend Morgan shows up and before you know it we have plugged the laptop into the stereo, brought up lala and are jamming sweet tunes.

 My friend Dave and I, circa '96/'97.

Now, the turning point: I cue up I Walk Alone by Oleander. This was a musical nod to all other parties that it was indeed ok to enter the land of throwback, 7th-grade memories and general ridiculousness involving songs you somehow still remember every single word to. The following is a sample of our night, specifically some of our r & b/rap choices.

Keith Sweat - Nobody; Twisted
Usher - Nice & Slow
Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby; My All (Morgan put this on and I had forgotten about it...never again)
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Skee-Lo - I Wish
Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack
Next - Too Close

 TLC - Red Light Special
Babyface - When Can I See You
K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life
Adina Howard - Freak Like Me
Warren G - Regulate
Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy
Toni Braxton - Breathe Again

Speaking of 1996, here's a PC vs. Mac ad from my junior high days.

You know you've thought of a million songs from your school days going through this play list. Let us know! Take care good people.


p.s. :)