sounds of WOXY 97X 1985

Did ’80s music suck? Not on Ohio’s modern rock WOXY 97X; what I heard there in ’85 alone was remarkable. Here—in 14 hours across 5 mixes—is how it sounded.

LP-Wall-Paul-Weller

Had to update the LP wall in anticipation of finally seeing Paul Weller in concert for the first time; driving back to Bogart’s in Cincinnati in order to mark the occasion with friends.

LP-wall-David-Bowie

Birthday Bowie, January Jones. (Station To Station, btw, is signed by both Earl Slick and the New York Dolls’ Sylvain Sylvain. At a Dolls in-store appearance at Cincinnati’s Shake It Records, I asked Earl (who was playing with them at the time) to sign it and Syl insisted on pitching in.

Park + Vine

My brain constantly mashes up songs with things I encounter in the world. This time, Park and Vine, a shop in Cincinnati, receives an unofficial theme song.

VGR1

Where Travis takes the time to learn your tastes and offer personalized recommendations.

Genius of Water statue, Cincinnati

For my peeps at home and away, here’s a mix of songs that mention Cincinnati, both explicitly and by subtle or casual lyrical reference.