24.3.06

Another BiBaBiDi Mini Mix

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I swear that I will post about like, new bands in a sec. I've got stuff written down, okay, and I will tell you all about them in a day or something. But I uploaded a bunch more songs and so I'm delivering another mini mix now ...
Have fun ... ?
New Order - Paradise
Monochrome Set - The Lighter Side of Dating
the Feelies - Raised Eyebrows
the Swirlies - Bell
Quickspace - Gloriana

I wish I could go on about why I chose these songs, but I suppose that's sort of the theme with this mini mix (although I could indeed talk at length about both New Order and Monochrome Set ... )
Anyway -- I have an issue with listening to music from the mid-80s to mid-90s. It's not that I don't like the music ... I love Pavement, the Smiths, Beastie Boys, Guided By Voices, Sonic Youth ... I like all those bands. I do not understand them. While I was not even around during the birth of post-punk and punk and noise rock and no-wave and all those other bands loosely classified as "new wave," I have read a lot about them. I've raided many a 70s and 80s magazine collection, I've read and heard plenty of interviews, I've browsed anthologies and record listings, I've read old reviews ... I "know" that period. But there is no 24 Hour Party People for like, Pavement ... or the Swirlies or the Feelies or Quickspace, for that matter. I like the music, and that's, for some bizarre reason, frustrating to me. I like Blondie not just for musical reasons, for example ... I like Blondie because I like what I read about that band ... I like the interviews, I like the style, and I would have loved to have gone to a concert. While I wasn't around during the Blondie years, I have a very vivid image of what "the Blondie years" were. I have no image of the mid-80s to mid-90s.
So someone: please make more movies and books about them ... make me feel more connected to the music I think I like.
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