1. What was the first CD (or record or cassette) you ever purchased? Write about the way that particular album made you feel then. Write about how it makes you feel now.
I've been trying to think about my first cassette, and I just can't remember. Could it be Richard Marx or Roxette? Maybe Garth Brooks? Since I can't remember the first, I'm going to share a tape that my friends and I made the summer before 8th grade. Good 'ole mixed tapes. The summer before 8th grade was spent roaming the neighborhood for the possibility that one of the 'guys' would be outside. Stalkers? Yeppers! What middle school girl isn't spending her summer walking endlessly day and night just hoping for that special guy to finally step outside. We walked and walked around the "hood" as we called it. I haven't listened to this tape in forever, but I can't get rid of it, because it makes me laugh. I labeled it Depression/B-Ball. Depression songs are written in red, and B-ball is purple. Could this have been the start of my OCD color coding? Seriously, this tape has just about every genre of music on it. Are you ready for the most random playlist ever?
- Miles Away by Winger
- More Than Words by Extreme
- I Will Be Here For You by Michael W. Smith
- Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx
- The Sign by Ace of Base
- River of Dreams by Billy Joel
- Jesse by Joshua Kadison
- Now and Forever by Richard Marx
- Standing Outside the Fire by Garth Brooks
- Glory of Love by Peter Cetera
- Whole Hearted by Extreme
- Don't Cry by ? (maybe Gun's N Roses)
- I Love Your Smile by Shanice
- To Be With You by Mr. Big
- The Way That I Am by Martina McBride
- Don't Take the Girl by Tim McGraw
- Sadness Part I by Enigma
- Set Adrift on Memory Bliss by P.M. Dawn
- O.P.P. by Naughty by Nature
- Let's Talk About Sex by Salt-N-Pepa
- Now That We Found Love by Heavy D.
- 3 A.M. Eternal by The KLF
- Playground by ? (real name of song?)
- Baby Got Back by Sir-Mix-A-Lot
- Finally by Ce Ce Peniston
- Real Love by Mary J. Blige
- Jump Around by House of Pain
- Whatta Man by Salt-N-Pepa
I bet you all want to return to 1993 now don't you?
I actually think my first cassette was Debbie Gibson.