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Someone at Locus was kind enough to send me a copy of Vol. 57, No. 4, the issue with the full-page ad for Alabaster.

It's so warm that I'm working with my office window open again. The air smells like fallen leaves.

The new issue of National Geographic (December) has a couple of superb articles, one on Cassini's photos of Saturn and its moons and another using present-day photographs to offer glimpses of how Earth would have appeared in Neoarchean and Paleoproterozoic times. Awesome stuff.

I just came across this meme-type thing in pkbarbiedoll's LJ and decided to snurch it. So, it says go here and select the year you turned 18. Bold the ones you liked, strike the ones you hated (behind the cut).




1. Mickey - Toni Basil
2. Apache - Sugarhill Gang
3. Through The Years - Kenny Rogers
4. I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
5. You Dropped A Bomb On Me - Gap Band
6. Open Arms - Journey
7. I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
8. She's Got a Way - Billy Joel
9. Ribbon In The Sky - Stevie Wonder
10. On The Wings Of Love - Jeffrey Osborne
11. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
12. 867-5309 (Jenny Jenny) - Tommy Tutone
13. Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Chicago
14. State of Independence - Donna Summer
15. Tainted Love - Softcell
16. Rock This Town - Stray Cats
17. We Got The Beat - GoGos
18. One Hundred Ways - Quincy Jones and James Ingram
19. Get Down On it - Kool & the Gang
20. Who Can It Be Now - Men at Work
21. Turn Your Love Around - George Benson
22. Let It Whip - Dazz Band
23. Genius Of Love - Tom Tom Club
24. Everybody Wants You - Billy Squire
25. Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
26. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa
27. I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World - Ronnie Milsap
28. Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
29. Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie
30. Goobye To You - Scandal
31. Circles - Atlantic Starr
32. Memory - Barbra Streisand
33. Abacab - Genesis
34. Cool (Part 1) - The Time
35. Kids In America - Kim Wilde
36. Juke Box Hero - Foreigner
37. Gloria - Laura Branigan
38. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
39. Hot In The City - Billy Idol
40. Shadows Of The Night - Pat Benatar
41. Murphy's Law - Cheri
42. You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
43. Jack and Diane - John Cougar (Melloncamp)
44. Leader Of The Band - Dan Fogelberg
45. Maneater - Hall and Oates
46. Workin' For A Livin' - Huey Lewis and the News
47. Working For The Weekend - Loverboy
48. Situation - Yaz
49. Truly - Lionel Richie
50. Mama Used To Say - Junior
51. Paperlate - Genesis
52. Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John
53. Don't You Want Me - Human League
54. I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
55. Vacation - GoGo's
56. I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
57. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall and Oates
58. Someday, Someway - Marshall Crenshaw
59. Going To A Go-Go - Rolling Stones
60. Love Plus One - Haircut One Hundred
61. Hurt So Good - John Cougar (Melloncamp)
62. Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
63. Waiting On A Friend - Rolling Stones
64. I Feel Like A Number - Bob Seger
65. I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock Of Seagulls
66. The Message - Grandmaster Flash
67. Early In The Morning - Gap Band
68. Shakin' - Eddie Money (so, sue me)
69. Centerfold - J. Geils Band
70. Talk Talk - Talk talk
71. Leather and Lace - Stevie Nicks and Don Henley (see #68)
72. I've Never Been To Me - Charlene
73. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson
74. Let Me Tickle Your Fancy - Jermaine Jackson (& Devo)
75. Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band


Mostly, though, in 1982 I was listening to Asia, Yes, the Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, the Cars, and the Police.

Comments

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tactileson
Nov. 29th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
I simply cannot picture you grooving to Johnny Cougar. :)
greygirlbeast
Nov. 29th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
I simply cannot picture you grooving to Johnny Cougar. :)

Little pink houses, garda...
sovay
Nov. 29th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
and another using present-day photographs to offer glimpses of how Earth would have appeared in Neoarchean and Paleoproterozoic times.

That is deeply, deeply cool.
bluharlequin
Nov. 30th, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
Mostly, though, in 1982 I was listening to Asia, Yes, the Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, the Cars, and the Police.

You go on with your prog rock self!
I actually went to the Asia reunion tour a few months ago (ALL the original members for the first time in forever.) It was actually pretty amazing. Probably the best show I saw all year.
furrylittleprob
Nov. 30th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
bold the ones you liked, strike the ones you hated

There should be an added step: shrink the ones you don't know. I've only ever heard 21 of the songs on my list.


the new issue of National Geographic (December) has a couple of superb articles

Thank you for mentioning this. I'll have to look out for it...
yvonnenavarro
Nov. 30th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC)
I love Jethro Tull.
oneirophrenia
Nov. 30th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
Hey, what's up with these lines through the Gap Band and the Pointer Sisters and...and Kool and the Gang, too?!?! *Sigh* All that prog-rock rotted your brain.

Mind you, in 1982 my two favorite bands were Asia and Gary Numan, but I was also ridiculously into Kool and the Gang, too. This little white boy loved his funk!
greygirlbeast
Nov. 30th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
All that prog-rock rotted your brain.

I'm afraid I was almost utterly devoid of funk. I likely still am.
oneirophrenia
Nov. 30th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
Mein Gott! You are the earthly incarnation of Sir Nose Devoid'O'Funk!

I am sending the Mothership to attend to this STAT.
setsuled
Dec. 2nd, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
Jack and Diane - John Cougar (Melloncamp)

Is it just me, or is that song suspiciously similar to The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane"?
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