Friday, April 9, 2010

Attack of 90s flashbacks


I've spent the last few days on a super flashback into the 90s. Not just awesome music, but weird obscure music that only I seem to remember. (Cannonball- The Breeders, look it up) Then there was a discussion on 20SB last night about this exact subject which made my mind churn up more music that I haven't thought of in years. I've even taken a trip out of my usual alternative/rock/metal comfort zone, and into some strange R&B, hip-hop, pop through the 90s. I know that what we listen to throughout our teenage years stick with us for the rest of our lives (Thanks Ross) and for me that was an amazing time. I can listen to Violent Femmes or Blur and think of an exact moment in time when I heard those bands. Who I was with...what was happening, it's like a window to a great moment. I've noticed when I get really stressed, playing Fiona Apple and just being alone takes me to a place where everything gets better. I don't know when it really started, but music has always been the most healing element of my life. For someone who loves music to the point I do, the inability to make it is depressing. I've toyed with the idea of singing, and I guess anyone can sing...only some do it well. (Let's not discuss how I have two amazingly talented sisters with great voices) This doesn't mean I don't break out into song at parties with friends jamming on guitar...yay for spontaneous "Zombie", it just means that I'd never get paid for my vocal abilities.

So I'm gonna grab some flannel and Doc Martin's, listen to Radiohead and Jane's Addiction and just remember the days. I think everyone should join me in celebrating some of the greatest music of our lifetime. So leave a comment to share your favorite songs/artists of the 90s...

4 comments:

Booya said...

fuck yeah! Pearl Jam and REM ruled the 90s!

adultboy said...

The 90's were awesome... you had ocean colour scene, the bluetones, semisonic and some awesome (but corny) songs like summer of 69 and mmbop! :P

Kara said...

I'm with you on hearing so many 90s songs and instantly remembering where I was, who I was with, etc. Blur, Ben Folds Five, Green Day, Oasis, Collective Soul, Radiohead, the list of memories goes on.

Rainey said...

Fav 90's soundtrack of all time = Empire Records.

I was SO in love with that movie, and the soundtrack embodied the 90's oh so well.

Happy Rex Manning Day!