It's 1989 and I'm twenty-seven years old. OMG! I'm over the hill. But really... there was something about this year. Was it those first few wrinkles I saw looking at my mug in my girlfriend Claudia's (not her real name) mirror? She was a bit younger than me and used to joke that I was... Continue Reading →
It's 1988 and I'm 26 years old. I've been studying in India for a year, doing a degree in Comparative Religion. During summer break the heat was intolerable so I returned to Canada where the temperatures are great in the summertime. Somewhat out of touch with Western ways, I immersed myself in family, friends, and... Continue Reading →
It's 1987 and I'm twenty-five years old. Looking over the charts I realize I'm at a loss in the pop world. This is a bit strange for me. Sort of like I fell into a black hole and couldn't receive all the signals of Western culture. Huh? Let me explain. Toward the end of the... Continue Reading →
It's 1984 and I'm 22 years old. 1984 was a slightly strange year because of George Orwell's literary masterpiece by the same name. Before 1984 the year was often mentioned as an ominous warning about how we did not want the future to go. David Bowie had released the haunting song "1984" back in 1974.... Continue Reading →
It's 1983 and I'm 21 years old. A legal adult in most countries. I believe the age of majority was 19 yrs in Ontario back then. But it used to be 18 and 21 yrs. I'm not into alcohol so it never was a huge issue for me. What is an adult, anyhow? Some chronological... Continue Reading →
https://twitter.com/earthpages/status/316825962681606145 I don't know what's prompting me to do these song lists, but it sure is fun!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53JkTgdTKd0 This song was fairly popular when I was an undergraduate student at Trent university. I just watched the video after so many years, and the lyrics make so much more sense to me today.