Last night, more-or-less right after I told Kevin and Andrea I'd update my journal with comments on why I was so pumped after class last night, I immediately failed to follow through because I was playing with my music collection. Last night, I completed a very important mix. It is a little-known and entirely-irrelevant piece of my personal history that after completing the first Renaissance Men sessions in Nashville, I then contemplated an entire separate musical endeavour. With my fellow St. Joe teachers P.J. McCurry and Phil DePauw, I played with the idea of having an 80s cover band to play in the woeful South Bend bar scene. This turned into nothing more than a week or two's fun, fun rehearsals over at Phil's place, with no more than half a dozen completed songs, until our schedules re-asserted their dominance. But it was fun while it lasted. In my mind, I had decided we should call the group "Escape Pod."
Well, last night, I purchased the last song left to complete my collection of what was projected as the original Escape Pod set. Feast your eyes and imagination on this wondrous variety of what made the 80s great:
"In Your Eyes" Peter Gabriel "You Might Think" The Cars "Down Under" Men At Work "In-Between Days" The Cure "Safety Dance" Men Without Hats "Don't You Forget About Me" Simple Minds "Africa" Toto "Mexican Radio" Wall of Voodoo "If You Leave" OMD "I Melt With You" Modern English "Take On Me" a-ha "Everyone Have Fun Tonight" Wang Chung "99 Luftballons" Nena "One Night in Bangkok" Murray Head "Kyrie" Mr. Mister "Our House" Madness