I'm not really all that mysterious

trying to achieve escape velocity (retrospective: 10 years ago)

I’m not really sure what triggered this strange mood of mine. My mind wanders back to the end of my college days, unearthing a lot of bittersweet memories. (And do I even have any memories that just have the sweet and not the bitter?)

Ever since junior high, and perhaps even farther back than that, I’ve found that I have a habit of keeping track of time by tying events together with songs that were popular at the time. For a while, me and my friends from college would compile our yearly “best-of” playlist and share them, but we haven’t done it in a while now.

Even though iTunes makes managing music pretty painless, I think there is still something to the art of making a mixtape mix CD mp3 playlist. Not quite as challenging as actually mixing perhaps, but I think some of the principles are the same.

In any case, back to 1997:

Boyz II Men “4 Seasons of Loneliness”

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Janet Jackson “Every Time” (Bah, I can’t find a decent version of the video on YouTube)

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Laurnea “Can’t Let Go”

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