Friday, July 10, 2009

TVD's Parting Shots

So, surprise! I’ve been thinking a little about Michael Jackson lately. I know, I’m nothing if not a pop culture vulture.

And as to take a sweet, sweet dive into Lake Me (the shallow part) I was reminded that MJ was ultimately sandwiched in between a lot of other stuff on MTV after he broke down several million barriers and solidified himself as a pop culture AND African American icon. (And fuck you, Bill O’Reilly. Just suck it.)

So, while MJ was working his magic with my subconscious, I was consciously listening (and watching on MTV) quite a playlist from different corners and found myself, as MJ sang, remembering the time. And perhaps now you shall too.

Aztec Camera - Pillar To Post (Mp3)
Yazoo - Nobody's Diary (Mp3)
Love & Rockets - Ball Of Confusion (Mp3)
Billy Bragg - New England (Mp3)
Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio (Mp3)
The Alarm - Marching On (Mp3)
The Icicle Works - Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) (Mp3)
New Order - Blue Monday (Mp3)
Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire (Mp3)
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (Mp3)