Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tangerine Dream

I got an email yesterday from my buddy Tom, who I have not heard from in 20 years, since going to his wedding near Rochester New York.  He was my roommate Sophomore year and the beginning of Junior year in college, and rooming with him greatly expanded my appreciation for a wide range of music, much of which I'd never heard before.  He had a vast Tangerine Dream record collection, along with Alan Parson Project, Steely Dan, Jean Michel Jarre, and 100s of others.  He also had an awesome stereo where we made pirate cassette tape - all of which I still have - of each others' albums, using TDK, BASF, and Memorex cassettes, bought in massive bulk quantities.  His email said "was listening to Tangerine Dream this morning, and thought I'd look you up".  It's really nice to hear from old friends.

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