The good news is, I've started to notice myself trending toward newer songs again, which is good news for someone who is in fact far too young to have been alive for any of the things I am nostalgic for. (1954-1962, I'm talking to you.)
One of these friends a couple of years ago gave me a copy of Cut Copy's In Ghost Colours. I liked how 80s and dancey it was. (I never said I was discerning. I love Depeche Mode, The Cure and Adam Ant. LOVE.) Thanks to accidentally clicking the wrong thing on my iTunes, I discovered that Cut Copy had an album out earlier this year, and I have flipped my lid for the track, "Take Me Over." flipped.
And, because I also love good house/techno business... I was reading this month's Vanity Fair, and it told me to check out Ellie Goulding, so I did. I don't like it all, but "Lights" is one of the greatest tracks I've heard in a while.
*Two of those three I have on my iPod. I'll give you a hint. I saw the one that isn't on my iPod at the Costco gas station in Provo one time, and I thought, "How do I know him? Was he one of my professors?" It took a couple of minutes of awkward staring at the person at the pump in front of me, and someone else to go up to him and shake his hand for me to realize who he was.
**Holly, if you're reading this, I'm only sort of talking about you. ;)