9_TIMEX SOCIAL CLUB — "RUMORS" | I don't remember this one at all, but I'm glad to get acquainted with it, cause its production has aged terribly in the most perfect way. Also, it's so adorably quaint to hear an insinuation that Michael Jackson might be — gasp — gay!

10_WHAM! — "THE EDGE OF HEAVEN" | Every time I hear an amazing Wham! song, I think "Why aren't I really into Wham!?" Then I remember that it's because I hate punctuating Wham! in the middle of sentences. Throwing down an exclamation point without ending the sentence feels like having to hold in a sneeze.

DAVID THORPE |dthorpe@phx.com

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