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Weekly Obsession 5: 1988 (ish)- 1999 (ish)

10 Feb

Well, this was originally going to be about Wayne’s World but I think I kind of covered that in a post earlier this week.

And really, my love for WW is just a symptom of a much larger disease. I love just about anything between 1988 (ish) and 1999 (ish). I apparently live mostly in the 90’s. Been stuck there for a while…

The Evidence:

Here is a list of some of my favorite albums, and the years in which they were released:

1) Faith No More – Angel Dust (1992)

2) Pearl Jam – Ten  (1991)

3) Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)

4) Alanis Morisette – Jagged Little Pill (1995)

5) Tori Amos – Boys for Pele (1996)

6) Bush – Razorblade Suitcase (1996)

7) K’s Choice – Cocoon Crash (1998)

(I could go on and on and on)

A list of my favorite, go-to comfort films

1) Wayne’s World (I think we established that already) (1992)

2) Encino Man (yes, I like a pauly shore movie. sue me.)  (1992)

3) Clueless (1995)

4) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (ok it’s a bit earlier but it’s close, so it counts!)

5) Aladdin (1992)

6) The Little Mermaid (1989)

7) Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

8 ) Titanic (don’t judge me!!!) (1997)

A list of things I quote incessantly

1) Friends

2) Seinfeld

3) SNL – Anything ever said by Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Al Franken, or Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy.

Here are a few examples for your viewing pleasure:

9 times out of ten, when I’m out with friends and I have to leave for a moment, I say “talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a topic. Peanuts are neither peas nor nuts. Discuss.

And the timeless classic, which I can’t embed, but click here, trust me.

4) Animaniacs

5) Clueless (I totally paused!)

6) Encino man (yes, I’m repeating myself! and apparently I also have a thing for unfrozen cavemen)

To this day, every single time a microwave or an oven pings, I yell “meat group!”

7) Married: with Children (I can’t stand it now when I rewatch it, and yet, I quote it all the time)

8 ) Ren and stimpy

9) The movie “Singles”

10)  Reality Bites

11) Beverly Hills, 90210 (I own the first season on DVD. Yes. I just admitted that.)

Other claims I tend to make on a regular basis:

1998- 1999 was the last year that Hollywood studios made good movies on a regular basis.

(see: Fight Club, Being John Malcovich, The Six Sense (oh m. Night, where did you go wrong?), American Beauty… the list goes on and on)

There have been very few good albums released since 1998. VERY FEW.

2000 is the year that true rock&roll died

I wish flannel shirts and Doc Martins were still in style

If I could be anywhere, it would be at a Faith No More Concert in 1995

I miss MTV – as in, the real MTV, where they had headbangers ball, Alternative Nation, and beavis and butthead, and Kurt Loder was considered young and cool.

I still can’t believe they cancelled “My So-Called Life!”

Also – my itunes playlist consists mainly (leaving out the bands I already mentioned) of INXS, Depeche Mode, Sting, U2, Peter Gabriel, REM, Radiohead, The Pixies, and hair bands (warrant, skid row, poison, and bon jovi). I also love albums by bands that you most likely have not heard of, because they had like, one hit at most somewhere in the early nineties.  see:

Candlebox

Live

Jesus Jones

Temple of the Dog

EMF

Belly

Queensryche

Extreme

Oh, and I still listen to this song sometimes just for fun:

Point made, no?

PS – the only exception to these statements is TV in general because the 2000’s brought us Lost, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls,  Six Feet Under, Entourage, and a dozen or so other fantastic shows that I love. But I would give those up in a minute for alternative rock to be on mainstream radio again. And I mean GOOD alternative rock. Not douchey stuff like Linkin Park. The only good band that the 2000’s brought about was the Killers. And My Chemical Romance (on occassion)

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4 Responses to “Weekly Obsession 5: 1988 (ish)- 1999 (ish)”

  1. Elphaba February 10, 2011 at 00:54 #

    Oh my goodness, reading this list makes me realize I am exactly the same. I still think that Smashing Pumpkins album is the best thing ever. Bullet with Butterfly Wings will always reign.

  2. bodegabliss February 10, 2011 at 00:58 #

    Have I ever told you that I love you?

    And if I could tell you that in a flannel shirt wearing doc martins while watching Singles and listing to Pearl Jam, I would.

    And also?!?! I’m going to Seattle for the first time next weekend and I feel like I’m finally going to be fulfilling my teenage dream of going there. If only I could run into Eddie….

    I could say so much more about this post and how I love (and miss) everything that you mentioned, but it would be as long as your post.

    • mommyodyssey February 10, 2011 at 01:16 #

      Awww I love you too!
      And I am incredibly ridonkulously jealous that you’re going to seattle. Promise you’ll post pictures! it’s always been a fantasy of mine too.
      I could write like 100 more posts about how much the 90’s rocked. I am doing my best to restrain myself. 🙂
      But one point of pride: My cousin’s son, who just turned 14, mentioned to me that he liked the Chili peppers. I asked him if he wanted to listen to some stuff that rocks even harder, he said hell yeah, and I pulled out my ipod and over the course of an hour I introduced him to Pearl Jam, SP, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Nirvana, the pixies, etc. And I’m proud to say he now listens to them and loves them all.
      Though the fact that he didn’t know any of them before makes me feel old. But we’ll ignore that part.

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