Ten years ago I sold my 87 Pontiac Sunbird for scrap, packed an army duffel, got on a plane, and landed in Los Angeles. The near-year I spent there encompassed some of the most fun I’ve had along with the absolute worst point in my life so far. I do not regret a minute of it (and I cannot imagine what it’s like to grow up without having run as far as you could go without a passport, a space shuttle or a submarine at least once).
Ten years? Really? It seems so much longer, and like that kid wasn’t even me. Here’s a quick mix of 8 tracks that would’ve been on that kid’s iPod if such a thing were a thing back then. (Launched in October 2001 –I looked it up so you don’t have to.)
I’m packing up to move again this weekend, this time New England. Once I get there I’ll make a follow-up post with a current state-of-affairs for comparison –should be good for a laugh, at least.