While going through just about everything we own, John found a couple of boxes of cassette tapes. We threw out all of the commercially made tapes (we’ve got all that stuff in other formats by now, if it’s something we still like), but then we had to go through the ones we made. Some were easy to throw out. Some – not so much. I took a drive by myself over the weekend, so I popped in a pink and yellow Memorex tape labeled “Susannah’s Favorites” that I made when I was about 11 and discovered two things.
- I haven’t changed. The first song on the tape was “If This Is It”, Huey Lewis and the News.
- I did not understand the concept of a mix tape. The first FOUR songs on the tape were by Huey Lewis and the News. The next four songs were from The Little Mermaid. The next two songs were by Kylie Minogue, and on the other side, there were three or four in a row by Debbie Gibson and then by Paula Abdul. Apparently, I liked my music in blocks.
Now you know too much.