It’s a good start, though. So I took that list of suggested tunes, and added a bit more, so now we have our own 80’s alternative mix on Spotify.
I call this the “Shit My Aging Hipster Ass Plays All Week — 80s Alt Rock by Renzie” playlist. All you have to do is hit the “play” icon, and you’ll be treated to random 80’s music goodness
What’s It Got?
So far, we have a little more than 280 songs queued up– which amounts to at least 20 hours of awesome 80’s listening. It’s a mix of…
Lots of great new wave stuff: The Smiths, The B-52’s, Depeche Mode, and Simple Minds, etc.
The usual, and not-so-usual 80’s rock: The House of Love, Curiosity Killed The Cat, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Pixies, and more.
Some of the more underappreciated tunes from some of the more familiar 80’s acts: Duran Duran, The Thompson Twins, A-Ha, Fine Young Cannibals, etc.
A bunch of genre-appropriate one-hit-wonders thrown in for good measure.
I’m the kind of guy who could really get lost on Spotify building up several playlists at a time. I’ll be revisiting this playlist from time to time to add more tracks. Also expect to read up more blog posts where I’ll be sharing other playlists in the weeks to come.
Anything you think we should add to this particular playlist?
One of Jarius Bondoc’s pieces from his column on The Philippine Star has been making the rounds on the internet today. Entitled “The Breakdown of the Philippines”, the opinion piece paints a picture of the sad, sorry state of the nation.
Government no longer is working. Services have broken down. Neglected by the irresponsible political class, Filipinos are demoralized.
Most visibly collapsed is transportation. Metro Manila’s main commuter railway is so rundown it fields only eight three-coach trains during rush hour instead of the contracted 20. Yet the transport secretary continues since 2012 to pay the maintenance contractors, his political party mates, P67 million a month for non-work. The two other light commuter rails are falling apart too. Fares have been raised, but riders have no choice but to go on jostling for rides. To complainers the press secretary had this advice: go take the bus. Continue reading The Sad State of The Nation