Not My Playlist, But Well Worth Mentioning
I’m working the night away on a big, brainless project, so I’ve turned my TV to the music RetroActive channel — post-punk and new wave, pretty much my favorite genre. The station always plays great songs; I often end up dancing and pogoing all over the living room.
I’m not paying super-close attention to the list since I am working, but here are ten played in the last hour or so:
Smiths: How Soon Is Now?
Alarm: Rescue Me
Love and Rockets: Holiday on the Moon
Waitresses: I Know What Boys Like
Church: Fading Away
Trio: Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don't Love Me
X: Burning House of Love
Talking Heads: Love for Sale
Now they’re playing The Vapors’ “Turning Japanese.” I worked for a Japanese company when this little ditty came out, and my Japanese bosses always begged me to sing “No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women, no fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it's dark.” That, and they loved my lying on my back to dance, a la Gregory’s Girl. They were great, fun bosses.
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