Made of Awesome

On campus for novel work.

Been listening to Internet Radio — specifically Flashback Alternatives — alternative music from the 80s. Playlists full of the stuff I listened to at the time, which hasn’t yet been co-opted in false nostalgia by everyone else yet (Sorry — despite the fact that you sing along to them on the local pop station’s “Totally Awesome 80s Weekend”, you didn’t listen to Modern English or The Cure at the time. No, you listened to Journey, Michael Jackson and the other top-40 crap, and probably beat up kids who listened to the stuff you now claim to love…..but I digress).

To demonstrate the amazing goodness that is Flashback Alternatives, here are the most recent songs played:

Gary Numan
“The Joy of Circuit”
Soft Cell
Killing Joke
Depeche Mode
“Something To Do”
Bronski Beat
“Hit That Perfect Beat [12″ Remix]”

As the subject line says, Made Of Awesome.

Doesn’t really fit what I’m working on, though. Time to switch over to SomaFM’s Secret Agent.

2 Replies to “Made of Awesome”

  1. I loved New Wave and electronica music a lot more than the rest of the things playing back then, but unfortunately you couldn’t find much of it on the radio here in Texas back then. And I was too shy to ask the goth kids (the real! the original! walking around with Siouxsie Sioux and Robert Smith buttons on their jackets!) what their sources were, so I was pretty much stuck with Top 40 until I found out about Headbanger’s Ball on MTV. (So I got into metal instead and adored the likes of Joe Satriani, Ozzy and Megadeth’s cover of “Anarchy in the UK”.)

    Just sayin’. :)

    Thumbs-up for Soma! I still have a preference for Groove Salad when I want some downtempo/chill, although it seems to have gotten a touch spacy/ambient/goa. (Or it was the last time I listened. Maybe it’s not now?) Not that that’s bad, but not what I’m looking for when I want chill.

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