Memorex Memories

Memorex Memories is a new segment where Impact staffers rediscover their own mix CDs from childhood, pre-teen, and teen years.

If you grew up in the early years of the new millenia you may remember a couple of things that were hip at the time; boys wearing girl skinny jeans, Hollister or American Eagle apparel, eyeliner for guys (guyliner), dial-up internet, Runescape (#NeverForget), etc. Being the white, middle class boy I was in rural west Michigan dealing with puberty, I thought I should be sad about things and listened to music that spoke to the dark depression I pretended to have. I made a plethora of mix CDs until playlists were a thing, surprisingly the magnum opus of my faux-emo phase survived, outside of a museum where it belongs, and here it is for your viewing and listening pleasure.

Track 1 – On My Own by The Used from The Used
Welp. So we’re starting strong in the pop/punk emo pit that was my adolescence and preteen era. I still own a shirt of theirs since seventh grade and wear it on occasion. I like to wear it to bars and describe the cause behind each tear stain littered across the chest.
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together PANGEA – Offer

Together PANGEA know how to have a good time AND they make some killer music, which is why we chose them for our Jam of the Day. If you like what you hear, you can pick up the Los Angeles garage rockers album Badillac at a record store near you.

Bleached – Love Spells

Don’t you hate when you’re having band practice in the cemetery, and accidentally raise the dead? Man, me too but Bleached make it look like a lot of fun in their video for “Love Spells.” Their debut LP, Ride Your Heart is out now on Dead Oceans.

Weekday Wrap Up

Today, we’re bringing back an old Impact tradition, the Weekday Wrap Up, where members of our team share what songs or artists got them through the pain and monotony of the 5 day grind. Check in with impact89fm.org every Friday afternoon to stay in the loop on what’s going on at the station.

Content team member Alex Byers
I’ve been listening to Barlights by fun. The inner Broadway musical nerd in me wanted to bust out dancing walking to class on the sunny dayz in EL.
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The Basement 3/20/14

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This week on The Basement we heard from alot of awesome Michigan artists and brought two singer-songwriters into the studio to play. Stefanie Haapala and Jason Singer came in and played some stuff live in the station, and talked about upcoming shows. The playlist is below:

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Pity Party – 3/19/14

Citizen – Sleep

empire! empire! (I was a lonely estate) – Idk, My Bff Jill

Joan of Arc – The Hands

The Anniversary – All Things Ordinary

Snowing – Kirk Camerone Crowe

Basement – Fading

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