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Who Needs Tomorrow? (The 20th Anniversary of My Senior Prom)

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Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping Piano  High School Confidential  buy on itunes
John Mayer  83  buy on itunes
Buckner and Garcia  Pac Man Fever  buy on itunes
Violent Femmes  American Music  buy on itunes
Eddie Rabbit  I Love A Rainy Night  buy on itunes
Joe Jackson   Steppin' Out  buy on itunes
Eddie Fisher  Philadelphia  buy on itunes
Vic Chestnutt  Old Hotel  buy on itunes
Def Leppard  Photograph  buy on itunes
David Bowie  DJ  buy on itunes
Steely Dan  Bad Sneakers  buy on itunes
Journey  Don't Stop Believin'  buy on itunes
Van Halen   Dance The Night Away  buy on itunes
Elvis Costello  No Dancing  buy on itunes
Blondie  Sound-A-Sleep  buy on itunes
Devo  Whip It  buy on itunes
Dire Straits  Twisting By The Pool  buy on itunes
Thomas Dolby  Blinded By Science  buy on itunes
Joe Jackson Band  Awkward Age  buy on itunes
Journey  Faithfully  buy on itunes
Fountains of Wayne  Prom Theme  buy on itunes
Quasi  It's Raining  buy on itunes
Roy Oribson   Crying  buy on itunes
Gloria Gaynor  I Will Survive  buy on itunes


This mix is actually the soundtrack to a two-part essay that I posted to my website this week(check out the 4/14 and 4/15 entries at http://marimbadog.easyjournal.com to read "Who Needs Tomorrow? My Senior Prom Revisited"). The essay is about my senior prom, although this mix contains songs recorded long before, around the time of, and long after my prom, which was in 1983.
The songs on the mix follow the basic storyline of my essay. This is a tentative track list--I'm not sure everything will fit, so if there are changes, I'll make them later. But the final track list should be pretty close to this. What you won't find here is the actual theme to my prom, Bob Seger's "We've Got Tonight" (hence the title of the essay/mix). I don't have it in my collection, and I don't really like it anyway.


Date: 4/18/2003
Looks like a lot of fun! "Pac Man Fever" and Quasi on the same mix could be a first. I don't like that Bob Seger song either.
Date: 4/18/2003
This is too funny, Rich. I think a lot of this I'd like to forget, though! (ie, Journey!) I would've left off BS as well. Happy 20th anniversary. For some reason I feel really old now.
Sean Lally
Date: 4/18/2003
Ha! I looked at the title and figured, ok, there has to be at least one Journey song on here. Yep. Man, I swear - the prom should almost not exist. It causes so much angst. I see it happening to my students now, and you don't even want to know my prom (or rather, not-going-to-the-prom) story. Actually, it's not interesting - it's just pathetic. Anyway, I'll look forward to the essay.
Date: 4/18/2003
Oooh..., well...., Happy 20th Rich...., I was thinking the other day about my reunion coming up in the fall....shouldn't you be allowed to play the music that you *should've* been listening to instead of the stuff you really were listening to..? Discuss.
Scott K
Date: 4/19/2003
This works nicely as a soundtrack. Love the Dan choice especially. Now I HAVE to check out the essay!

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