My neck of the woods is fortunate enough to have a really good commercial radio station. One of the regular features of the weekday programming is The Ten at Ten, tagline "Ten great songs from one great year". The station director puts together a snapshot of a particular year using ten songs, a couple of film trailers, a snippet from a TV show, some soundbytes from the news, and maybe an iconic ad. Last night, the featured year was 1979, a year when I was a child just beginning to listen to the radio, and I have to say that I couldn't have programmed the show better for maximum nostalgia. Even the songs from kinda musty bands are ones that I enjoy listening to, and there are some genuine lost gems in the mix. I'm pretty much outsourcing this blog post by embedding videos for the songs that were featured last night. These aren't necessarily the versions played on the show, but crank your speakers nonetheless!
There's no trip like the nostalgia trip, and last night I was tripping like a Straight-Edge Timothy Leary. How often do you hear a ten-song stretch on a commercial radio station that is 100% awesome?