Young in the ’80s: Ever So Lonely
When I was in my early 20s, still living in Moncton, my friend Sara and I would go absolutely nuts when the DJ at the Kacho would play this song by an obscure group about whom we knew nothing but its name: Monsoon (see at amazon.com). Listening to this song today brings back good memories even though at the time, Moncton was the last place where I wanted to be. Anyway, it’s pretty amazing considering it dates back to the middle of the 1980s.
Ever So Lonely (mp3, 6.0MB, 6:17)
Meanwhile, remember my confession about techno a few weeks back? Well, the following piece is not quite the genre I was referring to, but I defy you to walk away not cheery after listening to it.
Dreamed of You (mp3, 3.5MB, 3:39)
Or try this for a pick-me-up (note: huge file, but worth the wait). It’s the only techno tune I ever heard played in clubs in Halifax, and that was five years ago!
Life in a Northern Town (techno) (mp3, 12.2MB, 8:28)
And I think that the following piece is absolutely brilliant!
The Beauty of a Witch (mp3, 3.2MB, 3:20)
Startling contrasts of genres that really work: in the case of Monsoon, electronic and Hindi; in the case of the Witch, medieval and rock.