20141208_194936Ok, so where were we? Joan Jett was still hot and we were working our way through a mix CD that I made when I was 17. Obviously if you haven’t read last week’s article where I detail the first 11 tracks of this mix, you should go do that. Before we get started, I thought it might be cool to paint a more vivid picture of the world in Spring of 2001.  Perhaps clues into what sort of mindset I was in when making this mix (events from History Orb.com):

  • Jan 4th – Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife’s hair during a row
  • Jan 8th – 28th American Music Award: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win
  • Jan 9th – Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Now widely used by Windows and Mac users.
  • Jan 15th – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
  • Feb 21st – 43rd Grammy Awards: Beautiful Day, Shelby Lynne wins
  • Feb 28th – 15th Soul Train Music Awards: The Isley Brothers, Destiny’s Child & Jay-Z win
  • Mar 24th – 21st Golden Raspberry Awards: Battlefield Earth wins
  • Apr 1st – Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands – first country in the world.

That would bring us up to around the time I made this mix. What a world! Now,  Joan Jett had just led us off with some classic early punk rock, it was time for me to put my punk rock cred on display (only to completely destroy it by the end of the album). ↓ Read the rest of this entry…