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You'd never believe: Utah stuck in the 80s too



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Just returned from 4 days and 3 nights in metropolitan Provo, Utah, and I gotta admit it: That state is still grooving to the 80s. Multiple 80s radio stations, plenty of shows by 80s performers (even Poison got a good write-up in Wednesday's Salt Lake City Tribune), and even the restaurants and bowling alleys (don't ask) featured our favorite tunes.

The 4-hour flight from Tampa to Salt Lake is brutal though. My undying gratitude to Steve Jobs for inventing the iPod, which enabled me to avoid listening to the guy in the seat next to me, who was intent on teaching me everything he knew about flipping real estate.

Top 5 songs to listen to while flying across country:
5. Rock N' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (AC/DC): Drowns out pesky passengers and the droning of a 737's engines.
4. Beach Party Vietnam (Dead Milkmen): Don't ask why, but this song appeared consistently every time I clicked the shuffle feature.
3. I Can't Dance (Genesis): Not my favorite song, but for cruising the streets in a rented Dodge Stratus, it was the anthem of choice. (Insert your favorite "Dancing is prohibited here" joke as well.)
2. Just Another Day (Oingo Boingo): I felt guilty for leaving this song out of our Boingo podcast, so I overcompensated on this trip.
1. Highway to Hell (AC/DC): I figure this is probably the anthem for anyone who heads to Utah with a headful of Mormon jokes only to find out the place is not so bad after all.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:18pm]


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