Thursday, 2007.12.27, 10:36 PM CST.
to believe: 20 whole years collectin' the Mode.
forgot to mention a couple of special anniversaries in my last
of Tuesday, I have now been collecting Depeche Mode music and memorabilia
for 20 years.
was on Christmas of 1987 that my parents bought me a cassette copy
of Depeche Mode's Music for the Masses as one of my stocking
stuffers. I can still remember sitting down in my parents'
bedroom, playing MftM repeatedly as I played Kid Niki:
Radical Ninja on my Nintendo Entertainment System.
Tuesday was the 25-year anniversary of one of my favourite Christmases
ever - Christmas 1982. I'd had my Atari VCS (aka Atari 2600)
for a year at that point, and among many other presents, my parents
bought me four (wow!!!) Atari games - Star Wars: The
Empire Strikes Back, Mouse Trap, some other game
that escapes my memory for the time being, and my "most wanted"
game of that Christmas Season, Raiders
of the Lost Ark. Raiders ended
up being one of the most complicated games that I'd ever played
on the Atari, and although many gamers despise it, I still really
seems very strange to me that only five years passed between those
two Christmases. Sometimes,
it seems like only a little while ago that I got into DM, but it
seems sooooo long ago that
I got into the Atari.
course, I still continue to buy Depeche Mode-related music and
merchandise. Those of you who don't know me too well might
find it amusing that there are still new games being released
for the Atari 2600... and I occasionally buy them as well. :)
a little trip down memory lane. Hope it was enjoyable. Gotta
crash. Good night.