by Steven P. Velasquez
Sept. 29, 2013
|Rutherford High School - Rutherford, NJ|
The radio is filling my ears with literally ALL the sounds of my formative years as I've found an 80's station that has me in complete nostalgia mode. The thought of getting a radio signal from a satellite in space vs. AM waves on terrestrial radio? Never thought we'd see the day back then, but here it is. I say this is a good change as the clarity, selections and lack of geographical restriction are seemingly endless.
The personalities on the satellite radio are none other than the original V.J.'s of the earliest days of MTV before it became the abortion it is today (bad change). Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn and Nina Blackwood are still alive and well today and their voices (minus J.J. Jackson) unearth an unending stream of beautiful memories that are making my journey more of a movie set. The serious teen crush I had on Martha Quinn and Nina Blackwood I won't detail here. Nina's raspy voice could raise the hairs on my neck at any hour of the day. The fact that she, and her raspy voice have aged so, make her sound more like the now deceased, liberal radio host Lynn Samuels is disturbing; not a good change (only my fellow die-hard talk radio fanatics will understand that reference).
|Photo by Steven P. Velasquez|
To my classmates:
"You and me and my old friends
Hoping it would never end
Say goodbye, never say goodbye" - Bon Jovi
Gotta run, "Danger Zone" is on!!MTV Music Television