1. The internet

2. Alternative music becoming mainstream

3. (The London) Suede

4. Bowie going industrial

5. That cool Prodigy band with the Á¢€Å“cat songÁ¢€ he liked so much going double-platinum

6. Both Gulf Wars (he was a bit of a news junkie)

7. E-mail

8. The MP3 revolution

9. The vulture-like feeding frenzy on his CD/vinyl collection when his mother opened the vaults a year after his funeral

10. Seeing his girlfriend LeighÁ¢€™s smile

11. My first kick-ass basement-level apartment in Elyria, Ohio that cost $350/month

12. Alter-House closing down, but being replaced by Smart Bar, which in turn was replaced by the Whiskey

13. My winning on Rock & Roll Jeopardy (he would have SMOKED me)

14. The Chrysler Prowler

15. Ministry getting heavier and harder with each new release

16. Playing MinistryÁ¢€™s Á¢€Å“With SympathyÁ¢€ over and over after each new Ministry release disappointed us

17. Our wanna-be Britpop band Á¢€Å“SteerÁ¢€ covering Blur and the Smiths

18. My short-lived residency as the Friday night DJ at the Grid (the mysterious bar next door to the Alter-House we were all curious about)

19. California

20. The fact that life goes on, even if you choose not to.

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John C. Hughes

John C. Hughes began his Lost in the ’80s blog in 2005 and is now proud to be a member of the Popdose family, where he’s introduced LIT80s’s companions, the obviously named Lost in the ’70s and Lost in the ’90s, alongside the slightly more originally named Why You Should Like…

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