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MEMORY TAPES: 8TH FEBRUARY 2013

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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 10:20 UK time, Friday, 8 February 2013

This week's guest is Ron Petto, who writes...

 

"Last week, while going thru some boxes in my basement looking for a particular old cable for my turntable, I came across a long lost cassette tape I had made for my then 4 year-old son.

 

"When Evan was born, I swore he would not be listening to Barney or anything like that, especially in the car.

 

"In Boston, we had a great, now departed, alternative station named WFNX. Whenever they played " Mother Mother" by Tracy Bonham, I could hear Evan screaming along when Tracy sang "I'm losing my mind! Everything's fine!!!"

 

"So I bought the cd, and made a tape of other songs I felt he (& I ) would like to listen to in the car. My son is now turning 21 next month, and he is an obsessed music fan, like his father. He even has a blog where he writes about music & other pop culture."

 

Lovely stuff. The tracks are...

 

Side A

Step It Up-Stereo MC's

Connection-Elastica

Tonight Tonight-Smashing Pumpkins

Lovefool-Cardigans

Strange Attraction-Cure

Big Bang Baby-Stone Temple Pilots

Sugarcoated-Aimee Mann

Sharks Can't Sleep-Tracy Bonham

Only Happy When It Rains-Garbage

Mint Car-Cure

Hot-Squirrel Nut Zippers

 

Side B

Volcano Girls-Veruca Salt

Living In Sin-Luscious Jackson

Mother Mother-Tracy Bonham

If I Could Talk I'd Tell You-Lemonheads

A Forest-Cure

Blue Skies-BT w/ Tori Amos

Radiation Vibe-Fountains Of Wayne

Voices Carry-Til Tuesday

Naked Eye-Luscious Jackson

De Doo Doo Do, De Da Da Da-The Police

 

Hey, why don't you email Lauren your Memory Tape - we just need a tracklist and the story. Do it.

 

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