During tonight’s Record Saturday live-tweet of The Replacements Let It Be, tweet me a pic (@libbycudmore) of you in your teenage years. Yearbook photos, class trip candids, the more angsty, goofy or dated, the better!
Three winners will receive a hand-picked record from the vaults of Record Saturday. You have until Sunday, Aug. 28 to reply, and make sure to tag your photo #RecordSaturday so that I see it.
While my sisters and peers were in love with Devon Sawa and JTT, I was crushing on Matthew Modine in Cutthroat Island and Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park. While they were listening to Mariah Carey and Blink 182 on Fly 92, I was calling in to B 95.5, the adult contemporary station, in hopes of hearing George Benson’s “Turn Your Love Around.”
When I discovered The Smiths and Siouxsie & The Banshees in high school, then Tom Waits in college, I could finally feel cool. Sure, it was a hipster-goth kind of cool, eschewing the flair-leg jeans and trucker
Bask in my total fucking coolness (or don’t, who cares.)
hats of the early-2000s for Doc Martens and cabby caps. I discovered a lot of incredible music during this time period, aided by some awesome mix CDs from great people.
I love sharing music with people. It compliments both my generous and my bossy nature (“Seriously, you’ll like this Steely Dan song, I swear….”) and for years, it’s what propelled my love of making mix tapes. To be able to give someone a song that reminds you of them is a profound gesture, a portable party, a way of saying “You Are Rad.”
So I created RecordSaturday as a group listening party, since my 900 friends on Twitter probably can’t fit in my apartment. I live-tweet an album from my collection (@libbycudmore) every Saturday night at 8 p.m., with stories about my personal connection to the album, cool record facts and a theme — I shared pictures of my best girlfriends with Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual for Galentine’s Day, and a Star Wars theme alongside Men At Work’s Business As Usual.