And She Was
I recently heard a Jerry Seinfeld routine in which he suggested that the average adult man’s fashion taste freezes on whatever he was wearing in his last great year. Which is why I’m still walking around in the same Chuck Taylor’s I wore in high school.
There’s a fair argument that says the same theory applies to music. Which might be why U2, REM and a-ha remain atop my iPod playlist. (Just kidding about a-ha, though “Take On Me” is an excellent song.)
And so it is that with an astounding forty-eight hour layover in New York City under my belt, I am off to Breckenridge, Colorado, to celebrate the waning days of my bachelorhood. And I have created a playlist for me and my bretheren comprised almost entirely of songs released during the years 1984-1993. A sampling:
Van Halen – 1984/Jump
Genesis – Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says
Public Enemy – Don’t Believe The Hype
Guns ‘N Roses – Welcome To The Jungle
Blind Melon – No Rain
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
Talking Heads – And She Was
Pink Floyd – Learning To Fly
Eric B. & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
And don’t worry, Ms. Keller with be gathering with her female friends. There will be lace doilies and fine linens, to be sure. But if I know my wife-to-be, there will be plenty of phallic bendy straws to boot.