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11. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

LOL, If you do have that mix of music before 1990, please send a copy to Utrecht

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Hey Michael - how about pre-1987? (The tapes were made in 1987 from our record (LP) collections and recorded on cassette tapes. Are you old enough to remember cassette tapes? ;)

How about a little Incredible String Band, Ramsey Lewis, Crow (not Counting or Black Crows), Shadowfax, Traffic, 10 Years After, Goose Creek Symphony, Shawn Phillips, Arlo Guthrie and last but not least (and not really last) Dillard, Hartford, Dillard.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 5, 2008, at 12:50 PM by Isadora ]

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Does it have Eddie Murphy's My Girl Wants to Party all the Time?

Else it's missing that je ne sais quoi...

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Sorry - can't say that it does. But it has Big Balls by AC/CD. (Before they sold out to WalMart, of course.)

15. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

I am way behind your music knowledge Isa
Either it wasn't popular in holland or I am just stupid

I am 31...I even remember LP, well at least from using it as a frisbee

16. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

I am way behind your music knowledge Isa
Either it wasn't popular in holland or I am just stupid

I am 31...I even remember LP, well at least from using it as a frisbee

Let's call them "obscure" more than not popular.
No, you're not stupid - these are groups/musicians that few have discovered. Several can be found on iTunes though. Since I don't have a receiver that will accommodate the turntable at the moment and I can't burn tape onto CD, I have downloaded some of the stuff from iTunes. Odd thing - for some of the songs (Hedgehog Song by Incredible String Band comes to mind), iTunes lists it as explicit when it's hardly that at all. (Here's ISB dong Painting Box.)

17. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Can we start a pre-1990 fan club? Cause I'm in!

We spent Friday night browsing YouTube for gems like Rock Me Amadeus, Missionary Man, Gone Daddy Gone, Love is a Battlefield, Safety Dance, and other fun stuff to dance to. Plus we had the 80s Radio Show on in the background. Yay!!

18. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

What can I say Isadora except you're very right, I don't posses that great classic "Beerman's Greatest Hits", but I probably have most of the artists you've listed... But then again I'm old (46, Ouch) so I suppose I would have them.

Zaksame

19. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting zaksame

What can I say Isadora except you're very right, I don't posses that great classic "Beerman's Greatest Hits", but I probably have most of the artists you've listed... But then again I'm old (46, Ouch) so I suppose I would have them.

Zaksame

I vaguely remember being 46 - though I wouldn't trust that much...
Okay - I accept that you probably have most of the artists. With age comes some very cool record collections. ;)

20. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y

I'd probably do something different. I think even something like Brysons short history i'd get tired of eventually of (Though it is a fantastic book), and as i wouldn't have much else to do, I might as well take the time to learn something. Thus if you can get the entire Encyclopedia Britanica into one - admittedly biiiig - book, i'll take that. If not, the fatest comprehensive Oxford English Dictionary you can find - I may as well learn lots of new obscure words etc well i'm doing nothing.

As to the music, it depends on if you can turn it off or not... If it magically plays on demand, great. But if it magically plays all the time, over and over and over (as per many Chinese trains...) I might go without. I also think some kind of mix album would be good. If not, i'd go for something long but with a bit of variety, possibly Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, or Tubular Bells

EDIT: Isa, oddly i was listening to both the Incredible String Band and Traffic last week, and had also just come across an old Tubes CD (i'm trying to turn all my CD's that are here to MP3's before i disappear again). One or two of the others are sadly unknown to me though

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 10, 2008, at 6:17 AM by Gelli ]