Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Besides the '70s, it is the '90s that I Truly Love

I was driving in my car yesterday and heard the song "Inside Out" by Eve 6 (1998) and then immediately after I heard "Cherub Rock" by The Smashing Pumpkins (1993).   I thought to myself, damn... I really loved the '90s...  

Anyone who knows me, knows that the '70s has always be my favourite decade for music, but now that Cleveland has this new radio station that's been playing a lot of these '90s songs, I am remembering some really great times and even better songs.  And actually, now that I think about it, I really just loved everything about the '90s.  I had my few WILD years (we won't go there in this post), I had both of my kids in the '90s, I loved all of the music, some of my favourite movies came out then (Dances with Wolves, American Beauty, The Last of the Mohicans, American History X), some of my favourite TV shows (Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Party of Five - just shhhhhhh!) some SERIOUSLY kick-ass music (okay, that was an '80s saying, but think Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden.... they were/are seriously kick-ass), I had such good times with an old group of friends; I did a lot of growing and changing in that decade.

I might be a traitor at this point; the '90s just might be my favourite decade now. 

I was trying to think of the one song that would represent the '90s and it always comes back to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for everyone else, but for me I think it will always have to be "Man In The Box" by Alice In Chains.  I was stunned when I heard that song for the first time.  I received "Facelift" for my 21st birthday and will always remember the shocking feeling I had after listening to it.  I couldn't believe how good they were and how their sound was so different than anything I had ever heard before.  I loved EVERY single song on that album and it is still in my top 10 of all time.

Now I shall leave you with that great song. 



RIP Layne






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    1. Yah! Good stuff for sure. I bet you watched 90210, too. :O

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  2. Great music. My favorite station on XM/Sirius is lithium which is all 90s rock...my favorite genre. So many memories and such great music!

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    1. I know that station well. I don't have Sirius radio, but I've heard it many times.

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  3. I just realized the way I worded this post, I made it sound like I got a facelift for my 21st birthday. That's hot. =p

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  4. i plan on getting one for my 101st birthday, not so hot but better than suffering to the 90's, cringing at 90210, or pretending i know or care anything about lane rip. Hella Good is No Doubt (pun) greatness, but that's as far as I'll go. heh

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    1. sorry, that would be rip layne (step-brother of rip torn?)

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    2. Just because you're 101-years-old and don't understand the impact of the 90s doesn't mean you have to make fun of a dead person. You'll be there soon enough and I'll be RIP Peter'ing and it won't be so funny then, will it!?! Hmm?

      I can certainly understand the cringing at 90210, though. :)

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  5. "it ain't over till it's over" rip yogi bera (another of the rip family)

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    1. listen, i'm bumping up this post to 11 comments, and now over 1000 patients' visits. it's all rip-roaring.

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