My mother has been making some token efforts to clean out portions of her home recently. And in doing so, stumbled upon a couple of stashes of stuff that I once held dear to my heart: a box of old journals and stacks of VHS tapes containing episodes of Twin Peaks and '90s-era music videos.
Looking through them, I found a small bit of treasure (the rest is going to Goodwill or a burn bin): a few notebooks where I kept meticulous track of the playlists of a radio show I used to do at KMUN in Astoria. I started as a junior in high school with my friend, Fred, but he soon took off for college, leaving me with my own solo show on Friday nights called Wig Out (the title taken from Girl Trouble's '90s zine).
Looking through these notebooks, it's interesting to note the evolution of my taste in music at that time. I dug on lots of fairly sanguine British pop, the occasional radio hit, and assorted weirdness I would find stuck into the crannies of KMUN's record library. And there are many tracks here that I'm almost embarrassed to admit I had a penchant for some 20 years back.
There's more research and thought to be put into what to do with these playlists, if anything. But for now, I'm going to type the first one in these two notebooks I brought inside with me here. All for your amusement.
Wig Out 7/29/94
Andres - L7
Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown - Mudhoney
They're Hanging Me Tonight - Marty Robbins
All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
When The Sun Shines, I Can See Your Mind - Death Praxis
Yuri-G - PJ Harvey
Funk Me Dirty - Bootsy's New Rubber Band
Me And Some Drums - Shelly Manne
Dreaming Of The Queen - Pet Shop Boys
Thoughtforms - Lush
Visionary - Redd Kross
Doin' The Shout - John Lee Hooker
Fiesta Brava - Celeste Mendoza
Say Something - James
Animal Wild - Shudder To Think
The Becoming - Nine Inch Nails
Apply Within - Culture
In The Heat of the Night - Soul II Soul
Who's Sorry Now? - Jerry Murad's Fabulous Harmonicats
Thrupenny Tears/Even The Odd - Trash Can Sinatras
On Any Other Day - The Police
Shakin' Shakin' Shakes - Los Lobos
New Greenback Dollar - Roy Acuff
Someone Keeps Moving My Chair - They Might Be Giants
Water - Dinosaur Jr.
All The King's Friends - Soul Asylum
Stompin' At The Savoy - Harry Connick Jr.
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
Opelousas (Sweet Relief) - Maria McKee
Makin' Whoopee - Michelle Pfeiffer