|Duran Duran Rio|
Duran Duran's Rio still to this day is one of my very favorites. Duran Duran was the first concert I ever attended. It was at the Meadowlands in NJ and I was in the seventh grade.
|Thompson Twins Here's to Future Days|
|New Order Substance|
1988, I had finished high school and had moved to Gainesville FL for college. I can still picture my dorm room and my boombox which was constantly playing New Order's Substance.
|Aimee Mann I'm With Stupid|
1996 I moved to Boston for graduate school. I remember in great detail sitting in the apartment that I shared with my brother on Saint Botolph St, with my very large accounting textbook in front of me on the dining table. I was simultaneously studying and crying because school was really, really difficult and my brother found my duress endlessly amusing (in fact, he still does, but that's what little brothers are for, right?). I always studied to music and the constant rotation was between Aimee Mann's I'm With Stupid and the Sundays' Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.
|The Sundays Reading, Writing, Arithmetic|
The irony of the titles of these albums only is just now hitting me.
|Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager|
So here's the thing about music; for me, certain songs, albums, lyrics will always bring me to specific moments in time in my life. And these are a few that I listened to then and in some cases decades later still listen to and enjoy as much for the music as for the memories.