For the past few years, my college class, the Princeton Class of 1982, has celebrated ’82 Day on the 82nd day of the year, with small gatherings of classmates around the country. It is a good way to keep in touch with college friends, and an excuse to wear our crazy Reunions jackets and have some fun.
This year, of course, we had to cancel the events, but are planning to try a Virtual ’82 Day on the appropriate day, which this leap year falls on March 22. We’ve lined up some classmates to lead presentations during the virtual event–journalists and a doctor to discuss the pandemic, but also some fun stuff, like a movie executive to make suggestions on things to watch while stuck at home, and an astrophysicist to give us pointers on stargazing.
Also for fun, I decided to create a playlist of 82 songs themed for what we are all experiencing in these crazy times, for the first time venturing onto Spotify. It was fun to do, and when I shared it with classmates, and then my Facebook newsfeed, people seemed to like it, so here it is:
So, of course, I did another one:
As I noted, it probably isn’t as good as the first one, but most sequels, other than The Godfather II and The Empire Strikes Back, fall short of the original.
That being said, I’ve got a third one almost done, and will share it here when I release it to the public. I do think it is better than The Godfather III, but maybe not Return of the Jedi.