As with the blueberry muffin recipe, you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this. I personally am trying to go egg and dairy free for the time being, and have toyed around with banana bread several different times. It can be hard to pull off, and I have suffered many failed attempts (see below for one such attempt). This recipe is a combination of several different recipes, and brought about something that really worked. As an added bonus, there is less fat and zero cholesterol as compared to the standard variety. Give it a try, but remember it is still full of carbs and refined sugar. So don’t go overboard!
I started to title this entry “Coolest 80’s Songs,” but then realized that isn’t much fun. That’s been done before. I decided to create this list as a sort of musical Rorschach test. I wrote down the first ten 80’s songs that jumped to mind, and then ranked them according to how much I used to play them over and over as a kid.
I rarely had money to buy actual albums as a kid, but I did have a small boombox and a lot of blank cassettes. I would record a song off the radio, and then play it endlessly until I wished it didn’t exist anymore. Today, there is no need for that, as the radio performs that function just fine (for example: Adele, Carly Rae Jepsen, and that “Moves Like Mick Jagger” song).
I found it very interesting that none of the bands I consider my 80’s favorites turned up in this list (Erasure, New Order, The Smiths, or The Cure). I also deliberately left out cool 80’s groups and/or songs that were big in the 80s but which I didn’t come to love until later (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Alphaville). Many songs I chose are one hit wonders. Many just resonate with me for various reasons, or bring back specific memories.
I suggest anyone else try this. Write down 10 songs from any period off the top of your head. Then try to figure out why you chose them. It’s fun! Or at least it’s fun to me…