Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July is official 1990's Month!

I've decided to shake things up a bit (again) and I am dedicating the month of July to the music, movies and other pop trivia of the 1990's.

This radical turn of events was after discovering - very much to my surprise - that the 1990's didn't completely suck.

I lost interest in music and other things during that flatulent decade due to other more pressing personal events. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, I am able to revisit some of the better legacies to emerge. Therefore, please feel free to let me have your comments, requests and suggestions for what promises to be an eye-opening month of posting. No grunge, please.

As a trailer of sorts, some of the topics I am contemplating include: The Big Lebowski, Marillion, Pink Floyd, Cast, The Matrix, Jonathan Creek, Father Ted, The Ocean Blue, Darden Smith, Boo Hewerdine, William Topley, The Best of Britpop, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp Fiction, Travis, One Hit Wonders, The X-Files, Chris Rea, Third Rock From The Sun, and lime green shirts.

Don't say you haven't been warned!!


EuropeCrazy said...

Hooray for the 90s!

An unfairly much-maligned decade, but I enjoyed it at the time and looking back now at the music, films and other popular culture of the time I'd say it's still rather good.

Bring it on!

Miss Parker said...

"This radical turn of events was after discovering - very much to my surprise - that the 1990's didn't completely suck."

I wonder if you'll make me a believer. ;-)

Any major dude with half a heart said...

Yeah, the '90s mostly passed me by as well and I'm slowly (re-)discovering it.

The reasons it passed me by in terms of music were personal – when you have a small child, music doesn't seem to matter that much - and the way the music industry was going. In South Africa, vinyl was phased out completely by the early '90s, and I refused to join the CD bandwagon until I finally relented in 1998.

I can't say that the '90s were a golden age, but I find myself discovering stuff I had not known, or stuff I had forgotten.

It was a good decade for film and TV shows though. Seinfeld and Homicide: Life On The Streets were trailblazers in their respective genres.

Saputra said...

I was in College in the early 90s. I spent a lot of time watching 120 Minutes on MTV. It was mainly alternative bands, but it also features lots of 80s bands like the Cure, New Order or Depeche Mode. Hence, I was swayed into alternative bands like The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Ocean Blue, 10,000 Maniacs, Billy Bragg etc...

I also remembered watching live concerts by Genesis (I Can't Dance Tour), Pink Floyd (The Division Bell Tour), Motley Crue (Dr. Feelgood Tour) and many-many more.

It'll always be interesting to see what the other 80s fan listen to in the 90s.