Today is the 30th anniversary of MTV. I know this because John in the Morning, of KEXP, has devoted the last few hours to music of the era. Fun fact: when a DJ plays Thomas Dolby during your morning commute, you can immediately identify all the drivers around you who are listening to the same station. “SCIENCE!!”
Boy these songs bring back memories. For instance, I remember the minutes after I learned that the song “Cars” wasn’t by The Cars as the longest unbroken stretch of cognitive dissonance in my life.
Ah, the 80s. When women were woman and Men were Without Hats.
To listen to John’s tribute click here, or go to the KEXP streaming archive and select “Mon, Aug 1. 7:05 am” under “Listen by time”.