These are my random musings. Hopefully they will be witty, insightful, and frequently updated.

Today is "Relive Your Past By Listening to the First Music You Ever Bought No Matter What It Was No Excuses Day"!  So what was the first music you ever bought?

My first record, embarrassing as it is, was "I Never Knew Love Like This Before" by Stephanie Mills. It was a 45, it was 1980 and yes, it was disco. I remember listening to that song all the time seeing as I had no others.

Eventually, I moved up to the Muppet Movie soundtrack and actual '80s pop music.  In fact, from a local radio station I won a five-pack of the best-selling albums of 1985:

Prince's Purple Rain

Springsteen's Born in the USA

Van Halen's 1984 (naturally)

Footloose soundtrack

Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms

But that was five years later.  I did listen to Stephanie Mills' single this morning on YouTube (link below), so I have done my part!

on May 15, 2009

Do we still need to comment to push this to the forum?

on May 15, 2009

Hmmmmm....It was either Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis or Honeycomb by Jimmy Rogers.  I don't remember which I got first.  But I hear both regularly on XM so I guess I have fulfilled the requirement.

on May 17, 2009

This is easy to answer,  my first record was a 33 1/3 with Frankie Avalon on one side and Fabian on the other side.

I know I wanted to listen to Fabian first,  as I had a crush on him,  the song was "Turn Me Lose".

However Frankie Avalon had the voice!  I still listen to his songs,  especially "Venus".

OH and the year was 1959.

Thanks for the memory trip!

on May 17, 2009

Trudy!!  you so old!!

on Mar 20, 2012

Cold Fact by Rodriguez

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Greatest Hits by Janis Joplin

Just a Poke by Sweet Smoke / something by Stephen Stills, but I couldn't remember the album title.  It was superb! Linked track is 'Tree Top Flyer'  Still got those classical blues fingers!!!! oh yeah!!!!

Bad Company by Bad Company

Peace for the cool memories this unplugged.