MTV music new wave 

Sweet Dreams are Made of This – Music Video Addict

My name is Laura and I am a music video addict. I remember that wonderful summer of 1981 well. I stayed a few weeks in Pennsylvania with my Dad, even though Mom-ster hated when I stayed there with his family. She especially hated it when I walked down the driveway to visit “Auntie” in her mobile home.  I loved spending time with Auntie – she was funny and we would sit and watch game shows or her stories on TV. That day I visited her, Auntie let me watch TV…

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classic alternative music pop 

Don’t Change – Remembering Michael Hutchence

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the late Michael Hutchence’s untimely death.  I must admit, I was shaken when I first heard the news on November 22, 1997.   It’s hard when you lose a pop culture icon from your youth, especially when it is unexpected and in a bizarre way. There’s been some controversy surrounding his death – some believe he was murdered and others think it was accidental auto-erotic asphyxiation. Either way, the world lost a beautiful soul that day. INXS was one of my favorite bands growing up…

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classic alternative darkwave Depeche Mode gothic industrial mix tape music 

Want – Fall Mood 2017 Mixtape

Want – both a noun and a verb meaning to desire for someone or something. Want Need Crave Hunger Thirst I have a want, a hunger deep inside my being for raw passion shared with another. I thirst for adventure, to go to unknown places, yet I am content in the peaceful stillness of the night, with the crickets singing and bright moonlight shining down. My want has become an almost all-consuming fire inside of me. Thinking that this hunger, this want would convert into creative energy and propel me further with…

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classic alternative mix tape musings relationships 

My Heart Could Use Some Glasses…

I was just like any other boy crazy girl in my youth. I did more than my fair share of chasing boys around the playground in my elementary days. I loved playing pretend superhero games where I was the villain (mostly Catwoman to the boys Batman) and having them capture me. Sometimes I’d play the comic book heroine Wonder Woman and trap the boys with my “golden lasso”. We exercised our imaginations fully as children of the 1970’s. In the beginning of my high school years, I was attracted to…

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classic alternative gothic industrial on the fly 

Industrial Reconstruction of Self

Industrial Music. Hard-edged, rough and hollow sounds, most of the time with dark, smashing, in-your-face lyrics from bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, KMFDM, Thrill Kill Kult, and Front 242.   When I hear these powerful sounds from my favorite Industrial bands, my insides quake, making me want to not only dance but to become introspective and examine where in my life I need an overhaul – an industrial reconstruction of myself. It’s a call to greatness that I cannot quite explain. Industrial and Electronic Beats have this effect on…

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