Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday 80s Flashback for June 24, 2011

[Be Fast, Be Clean, Be Cheap (Part 3)] -- Two weeks ago, I started a journey, sharing the songs on a mixtape from my college days. The first six songs are covered in the flashback posts for June 10 and June 17. Today we will wrap up Side A of the compilation. If you haven't enjoyed this exploration as much as previous flashbacks, worry not. I'll return to the more standard themes  next week. As this series has not proven to be very popular, I do not have any plans to cover the tunes on Side B of "Be Fast, Be Clean, Be Cheap" in future flashbacks. That could change, but only if there are sufficient requests for a return visit.

For now, if you're ready to learn what three tracks close out the first side of this mixtape, you can read and hear more after the break.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Solstice Blessings!

Solstice Blessings! Here is a dual hemisphere card for celebrating either midsummer or midwinter. The image is courtesy of @Illumine_Nation.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday 80s Flashback for June 17, 2011

[Be Fast, Be Clean, Be Cheap (part 2)] -- This week, we'll continue going through the mixtape I introduced last week (you know, the one with the same name as the theme here). I don't have much time to give you background on another playlist, but I can at least provide the tunes. So, what are the next three songs from "Be Fast, Be Clean, Be Cheap"? Read and hear more after the jump.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday 80s Flashback for June 10, 2011

[Be Fast, Be Clean, Be Cheap] -- Another week has blown by and I barely have time for a proper Flashback. I do, however, have time to share with you the first three tracks from a compilation tape I made in the latter half of the 80s. The name of the compilation, and our theme this week, is "Be Fast, Be Clean, Be Cheap," after the song by Age of Chance. Although that tune lent its name to this week's flashback, it will not make an appearance today. I'm going with the first three songs from side A of the cassette, and "Be Fast" is track number 6. Maybe it will make an appearance in an upcoming flashback. At any rate, I'll bet you are wondering what did make the list. For that, you can read and hear more after the jump.

Look! I still own the cassette!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Friday 80s Flashback for June 3, 2011

[An 80s Shade of Punk] -- I'm still dealing with an aggressive schedule at the day job, but I don't want to keep you 80s-philes waiting until Friday evening again. So I'm doing my best to crank out a quick Flashback set. You know what else is quick and aggressive? Punk music! That's right, music in the 80s wasn't all sunshine and gumdrops, not that I even know what that means. But I do know I can provide an interesting collection of punk gems for you. Are you ready to spike your hair and attach a run of safety pins to a shredded jacket? Well, then, read and hear more after the jump.