Overdue Apologies: Seventh Grade Mix Tape

Here's the second installment of my 80s memoir mix tape to get you in the mood to read all about the joy, intensity, and horror of middle school. Enjoy! Overdue Apologies release is coming soon!

Scene: My first tape from my brother Chet: Sting's The Dream of the Blue Turtle "Russians."

Scene: My music education continues even with Chet away at U of O: Midnight Oil's "Blue Sky Mine"

and U2's "Pride."

Scene: Jamie and I didn't get invited to Kim's birthday party, but we went to see Ferris Bueller's Day off.

Scene: Every time Jamie and I hung out at her house we listened to Wham!

Scene: Best middle school fast dance song... Billy Idol's "Mony Mony."

Scene: From Spring Dance and the Top Gun Soundtrack: Berlin's "Take My Breath Away"

Scene: Hoping someone might ask me to dance to U2's "With or Without You."

Scene: The last Jamie and Nori show in Ms. Wilson's class: Howard Jones' "No One Is To Blame."

Scene: The Oregon State Fair and my first concert... Crowded House. "Something So Strong"

and "Don't Dream it's Over."


  1. I love it and you inspire me. Chris Brinkley, Friend.

  2. Thanks,Chris. Can't wait to read your story soon!