The glorious mind fuck of social networking is playing its tricks on me. This was never a problem with Friendster (remember that?) and it was only peripherally a nuisance on MySpace. But now that, seriously,everyone has joined Facebook I have been inundated with ‘friend requests’ from people I’ve not seen or spoken with in nearly two decades. And, dammit, sure, I befriend them virtually and then spend hours reading profiles, looking at photos, etc. (And it should be noted that they’re all generally decent people who have taken a very different path in life than I have.) Additionally, tonight I found a box of old notes from High School and this fact, added to the aforementioned slam dance down memory lane, brought back so many memories and anxieties I hadn’t thought of or felt in a long time.
Yeah, high school is dumb. It should never, ever be regarded as ‘the best years of your life’ and if they were the best years of your life, I feel bad for you. But, dammit, the time spent inside those walls as an adolescent are formative. And remembering them brings back a flurry of emotions that are often more bitter than sweet.
So, with that on my mind (and now, unfortunately on yours) here’s the first Lamb Jam in a long, long time. And it’s all filled with records that were important to me a long time ago. This is far from a comprehensive collection but enough to get a very small taste.
(Sorry. Songs are gone.)