Showing posts from March, 2009


I've been thinking about music a lot these days. It's been pretty much on the backburner for me ever since CDs went out of style. I was slow to get a hold on downloading, and I was offended by the de-emphasis of the album. Songs became stand alone, and things like album covers, leaflets, and other tactile paraphernalia went by the wayside. It made me sad.

And so, an ode to albums... The albums of my life. The ones that mattered, that I think back on as landmarks in my checkered past.

The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

This is the first album I remember listening to on my own, in my walkman (which I got for my eighth birthday. It was a hunker, and didn't have a rewind). The first time I listened to "She's Leaving Home" I cried.

Oasis - Definitely Maybe

This album changed me because it made me realize that I can like popular music. I bought it for myself for my birthday in 1994, and I listened to it steadily. Songs like "Slide Away&quo…