Updated: Mar 21
March 15, 2022 - "What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)" by Information Society
Song: What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)
Artist: Information Society
Album: Information Society
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It was the night after Thanksgiving 1988, and I was in a hotel room in San Angelo, TX, with three of my teammates playing quarter poker and listening to music. The next day was the Regional Championship, where our football team played Monahans HS. Winner advances to the State Semifinals. We agreed before the game started that we would each get a turn on the boombox. I was last to go but my turn was about to begin.
We had listened to three cassettes, each some form of 80s rock. When the tape stopped for my turn, I popped in The Information Society. As "What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)" started up, three pairs of eyes locked in on me, looking at me as if I had gone mad. Casually, I simply said, "Hey, this is the future of music. Oh, and Full House," as I laid down my cards.
We all have songs we may have listened to millions of times, but no matter when and where we have heard them, it is one place we always remember. For me, this song will always be a callback to that night in San Angelo and the following day when we won the Region I championship in Texas AAAA football. Go Yellow Jackets!