1987. The year I graduated high school, the year I started at Scholars’ College, the year I met John and Jeannette and Maddie and Tom Samet and Grady Ballenger and so many other people who influenced my life. I was realizing that posed, overproduced hair metal held no attraction for me anymore. I learned about the Dead Milkmen and Julian Cope and Husker Du and Sisters of Mercy. It’s one of the biggest years in my life, and its soundtrack is right here.