February 1, 1998

48: I Don't Care Anymore

An appropriate title for this collection, as this would be the last numbered cassette music mix I would record. I could check my records, but I must have changed jobs around this time and I no longer had hours to kill on the overnight shift.
  1. If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free, Sting
  2. Sanctify Yourself, Simple Minds. This album Once Upon A Time, was the moment where they had the most potential to be the Next U2. The production quality is the cleanest and rockingest, and the songs were the strongest.
  3. Blame it on Cain, On his debut My Aim Is True, Elvis Costello was backed by most of Huey Lewis' band Clover (someday to become The News.) Listen for Elvis's vocal to distort during the loud parts.
  4. What I Am, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
  5. 32 Flavors, Alana Davis was a one-hit wonder around the turn of the century. She charted with this Ani DiFranco cover.
  6. Song For The Dumped, This Ben Folds Five album, Whatever and Ever Amen, was the one playing on the stereo at Newbiy Comics in South Portland. It was the cliche'd moment where I asked the clerk "who is this awesome artist?" That never happens to me!
  7. Get Out of This House, Shawn Colvin's most rocking song!
  8. Darkness on the Edge Of Town, Bruce Springsteen
  9. Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance), This Green Day song has become their crossover hit. In 2011 it still gets played on every type of radio station!
  10. Girl, The Beatles
  11. Happy, The Rolling Stones
  12. Hooked on a Feeling, Blue Swede
  1. Rain King, Counting Crows
  2. Without Expression, John Mellencamp
  3. Surrounded, Chantal Kreviazuk
  4. Three Marlenas, The Wallflowers
  5. Positively Fourth Street, Bob Dylan
  6. Somewhere Down The Crazy River, Robbie Robertson
  7. Adios Hermanos, Paul Simon
  8. No Cheap Thrill, Suzanne Vega
  9. (Everybody's Else's) Girl, Tori Amos
  10. I Don't Care Anymore, Phil Collins
Between 1999 and 2001, I collected MP3s from Napster onto my home PC and assembled music mix playlists with Winamp. My PC did not allow me to rip or burn CDs, so I downloaded all the tracks from Napster, including songs which I owned on CD but I could not rip them to my hard drive. In the spring of 2001 I bought a new PC with a CD-R drive, and the new era began.