Great lost hit: Us3, “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)” (1994)

(Above: If you haven't taken this off the shelf in a while, now's a good time.) I've had a lot of extra car time in the last few days due to the weather. One of the ways I pass the time on the commute is with - why not? - an iPod. Some days I'll … Continue reading Great lost hit: Us3, “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)” (1994)

Coming of age: 4 Non Blondes, “What’s Up” (1992)

(Above: Gisborne, New Zealand, where I lived for about a year in the mid-90s.) It's weird to think that the song that starts with the line "25 years and my life is still/Tryin' to get up that great big hill of hope/For a destination" turns 25 years old next year.  Released in 1992, 4 Non … Continue reading Coming of age: 4 Non Blondes, “What’s Up” (1992)

Car tunes: The Grateful Dead, “Touch of Grey” (1987)

(Pictured: My 1987 Nissan 300 ZX on a day when I drove around and gave away concert tickets. Find me and win.  I'd never play this game today.) Quick now: name all of the Grateful Dead songs to make the Billboard Top 40.  I'll wait. That's correct - there is only one, and it's the … Continue reading Car tunes: The Grateful Dead, “Touch of Grey” (1987)