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Picking the Fall of 1985

In the fall of 1985, I was a chore hand by day on my parents farm and a mobile d.j. by night.  I would pull the New Idea corn picker around the field with all kinds of music running through my head.   They had not developed a good head set radio yet, and my dad's tractors did not have cabs with radios, so all of the music had to be imagined.  The music I played at the bars, parties, high school gyms, and other locations, included lots of songs that are considered classics today.  It was the post disco, right in the heart of MTV era.  In my spare time, I was the king of mixtapes.  I could put together some great cassettes which I gave to friends and some that I kept to play in my Pontiac J-2000.  Faves from this weekend in 1985 include: We Built This City-Starship,  Take On Me-A-Ha,  And We Danced-Hooters,  Sunset Grill-Don Henley,  Lonely Ol Night-John Mellencamp,  St. Elmos Fire (Man in Motion)-John Parr,  Running Up That Hill-Kate Bush (the song from the summer of 2022 because of its use in Stranger Things),  Home Sweet Home-Motley Crue,  and I'm Goin Down-Bruce Springsteen.  It will be a pleasure to play some of the best of the fall of '85 during this Saturday nights' Those Were the Days radio show on WRCO FM 100.9 and

We had a wild Halloween bash last weekend.  It was great to hear from so many that were keeping us on during their Saturday night social functions.  Tell your friends out of state to find us and you can do a long distance dedication to them!   Perhaps you will win a grand trivia prize.  If you win apple cider donuts from Oakwood Fruit Farm, you will have even more friends.  I can't wait to escape with you to the first 50 years of rock and roll during Those Were the Days.



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