Hurts So Good, by John Cougar Mellencamp. This is a 45 record - a departure from my usual LP paintings.
Seeing this song takes me back to my young teen years, back when my Gen X friends and I were the young teen generation that MTV was invented for. We started high school right as it launched, and we went from a family with 7 local television channels with an 18-hour broadcast day that shut off at midnight to an entertainment explosion 24-hour cable family with 200 channels of never-ending insanity.
What an exciting time. It changed us all. The Gen Ys and Millennials that followed us were born into a time of round-the-clock global availability of just about anything and computerized everything at the speed of light. No need to ever learn about ....w a i t i n g..... for things.
Because now it's all just right there.
(Do you remember the MTV astronaut?)
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