My Musical DNA: The 80s

by guitarkadia on February 11, 2009

in Blog

No other reason than this being my birth month, I present you with a round trip ticket to the 80s and give you songs I grew up with. Before that, let me give you a mock-up of my musical genes being exercised and massaged during that decade. Yes, I’m being cute.


Well, there you go…a rough sketch. I was young and nothing got filtered before entering my ears and attacking the left brain. I remember being obsessed with Alphaville’s ‘Big in Japan’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. This being a guitar blog and all, let me start with the song that first caught my attention as far as guitar goes. Of course I didn’t know who the guitar players were on the song back then [Steve Lukather – most of it. Van Halen just played the solo] Come to think of it…it was probably the first ‘rock’ song I heard where the guitar sound made an impression on me.

So here it is…

Dee February 12, 2009 at 9:43 am

you look specially cute in that pic! πŸ˜› I remember LOVING that song as a kid, I had no idea what it was saying… I didn’t speak English, but Michael was MICHAEL and I still believe it’s a great song!

emon February 12, 2009 at 10:05 am

Thank you! I don’t know why I didn’t take up portrait artist as a career! πŸ˜‰ It’s particularly true for us who speak English as a second language – we learned a lot of it from pop and rock music.

Julie February 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Ok- this made me laugh out loud.
And happy birthday!

emon February 26, 2009 at 11:14 pm

It’s not till Saturday, but thank you! πŸ™‚

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