The above words were uttered 20 years ago by Nichol Kadler as we made our way south to Lethbridge from our home town of Red Deer. We were heading off to our first year of undergrad studies. I had only had my license for a few weeks so was not exactly confident driving my 1982 Datsun pick-up truck loaded with all my worldly possessions. Hence, I occasionally swerved when not paying as much attention as I should have. In some ways, I can’t believe that 20 years have passed. In other ways, that time of my life feels like it’s another life-time ago. In my short-lived time in the dorms, there was free cable and my roommates and I usually had Much Music tuned in (this was back in the days when Much still played music). So here are a few of the popular videos that played on an endless loop at the time: Ah Meatloaf, here’s a classic of the time:

Everybody Hurts was wildly successful and has since been used by various agencies to further awareness of mental illness:

U2s weird disco-ish phase:

The ‘bee girl’ became a pop culture icon:

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