Frequently, popular songs end up linked in my mind to specific places. LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" always takes me back to celebrating Eric's 30th birthday at the Blue Note Club on Ios (and a fantastic "Parks and Recreation" cold open). "Young Folks" makes me think of the coffee shop in Philadelphia where I worked as a line cook for a summer. During our nine months abroad, I ended up with my own personal mix CD of music I now associate with our trip. Almost all of the songs are in English — no one is kidding when they talk about American culture being exported overseas. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, and please don't judge too harshly.
|Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is lined with clubs blasting American pop music|