The show notes...
- Music takes you back to specific time or place
- Couldn't listen to "Wild Horses" for a few years
- Joe Jackson's "I'm the Man" brings back good memories
- Made mix tapes on clock radio with tape deck
- Mix tapes have made a comeback
- Started writing series called Mixology to look back at old mix tapes
- Oldest mix tape I have was recorded in 1981
- Lots of hard rock and prog rock featured
- Was surprised to hear that I recorded little bits on some of the tapes
- 1981 started out great
- Eighth grade was a lot of fun
- But we knew were moving to Washington state soon
- Moved in November
- Radio stations there sucked, so mix tapes kept me going
- Didn't make another mix tape until I got to college
- Made a few tapes in college, but really started making a lot after I graduated
- Listening to those old tapes really reminds of me of good and bad times
- Last mix tape was made in 1999 until my tape deck died
- Still make CD and iTunes playlist mixes
- Bonehead of the Week
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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blogs Clicky Clicky and Keeping Some Dark Secrets. Additional music used in the show is by Me and Boris the Bull, which is the brainchild of the mighty Mark Campbell. Thanks to Bob Durling for the album art; find out more about his photography at his blog.
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