Yet another of my unearthed 8th-grade essays, this one dated September 12, 1983.


My favorite rock group is Journey. I like them because they have made so many good songs in the last couple of years. Another good group is Def Leppard. They have been my favorite for the past few months. There are groups like Loverboy, Men at Work, ZZ Top, Men Without Hats, Asia, The Police and Planet P who are also good groups. My favorite songs are “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top, “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats, “Foolin'” by Def Leppard and “Why Me?” by Planet P. Radio stations that I listen to are WZZR, WGRD and 95FM. They play all good songs. On television I watch channel 22, MTV. They play good songs and they keep you updated on new albums, singles, hit songs, Top Ten and group tours. My favorite video on MTV is “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top. My favorite song on the radio is “Foolin'” by Def Leppard. I think this because it has rock and a good tune in it. My second favorite song on the radio is Quiet Riot’s “Cum on Feel the Noize.” I think this song because it is total rock and because of the guitar. I also like the lyrics of this song.

[AJS note: Behold, the awesome lyrics to “Cum on Feel the Noize”:

So you think I got an evil mind,

I’ll tell you honey

I don’t know why

I don’t know why

So you think my singing’s out of time,

it makes me money

I don’t know why

I don’t know why


Oh no

So cum on feel the noize

Girls rock your boys

We get wild, wild, wild,

wild, wild, wild.

So you think I got a funny face,

I got no worries

I don’t know why

I don’t know why

Oh i gotta sing with some disgrace,

I’m in no hurry

And I don’t know why

I don’t know why


no, no, no]


It’s one of those days where you know you’re going to require mustard at some point, but also remember that you finished up the bottle two days ago and have yet to restock.