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.