One example of my obsession with the music of 60s FM "underground" radio is that I have constructed an ever-growing Musicmatch playlist featuring the songs of that time. It's currently up to more than 87 hours of music. I put it on shuffle play and enjoy.
But I'm stymied by my attempt to recreate the past. Part of it is the missing DJs ... I don't mind the absence of ads, but it would be nice to have the voices of those days as part of the show. But even weirder is that the music sounds too good. I spent most of the 60s listening to the radio on little mono tabletop models barely bigger than a book, not to mention the station didn't always come in very good. When I listen now, with my subwoofer booming, it's not the same. Same songs, but not the same sound. And it never will be, of course.
Here's a bonus Friday Random Ten from my "FM" playlist:
1. The Mamas and the Papas, "Dedicated to the One I Love."
2. Cream, "Spoonful."
3. Sun Ra, "Where Is Tomorrow"
4. Sly & the Family Stone, "Hot Fun in the Summertime."
5. Traffic, "Medicated Goo."
6. The Mothers of Invention, "What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body?"
7. Little Richard, "Long Tall Sally."
8. Buffalo Springfield, "I Am a Child."
9. Fred Neil, "Sweet Cocaine."
10. The Rolling Stones, "Congratulations."