This teaching two eight-week courses at the same time has me fried to the point where I actually tried to change my schedule for next week forgetting I have a paper to present on the 18th in San Francisco. But, I promised Keith930 I'd take a stab at this, so here we are. This isn't really going to be about my feelings, but about the milestones.
So follow me below the orange doorstop for some, well, stuff.
I was usually in the right place in the right time as far as music was concerned, so we begin right before my 17th birthday, when Bob Dylan came to Boston with musicians who would later be members of Blood, Sweat and Tears and the Electric Flag. AMAZING.
A year later, it was the Newport Folk Festival for the East Coast debut of an interesting group with a great, great broad, as they put it.
From my favorite album freshman year.
And the song I pretty much wrote my honors theses to.
I don't remember what was playing when my (now) spouse and I looked up at the same time on the dance floor, but it could have been this.
Then, the soundtrack of the 1970s in New York
and the early 1980s in Los Angeles.
from the only rock concert I went to during the 1980s (in KROQ-FM's house seats)
and the mid-1980s in San Francisco
and what I learned about in New York in the late 1980s
and in the early 1990s in Los Angeles from a techno station
Then, as I got older, I explored even further, and this is what I won a competitive "cool" contest with the first year I read the AP exam:
Now, as I enter my 63rd year, this is what I've listened to most often in my iTunes deck
Okay. I'm eccentric. Is anyone really surprised? I hope you enjoyed this reminiscence.