Tuesday, June 05, 2007
On August 29th, 1997, it's gonna feel pretty fucking real to you too.
Sometimes when I leave work I feel like I'm not supposed to be leaving and I'm mistakenly leaving an hour early or something. Our schedules just changed and especially now that I actually leave BEFORE RUSH HOUR--in mutherfuckin' Fort Worth, no less--well, I just feel all kinds of guilty.
For like, four minutes.
We started Music and Lyrics last night. Meh. Half-way through. I thought it was going to be more guilty-pleasure don't-tell-anyone-I-laughed type movie. Great opening credits, dead on. But the plot is just embarrassingly thin so far...I mean seriously, if the plot of this movie were a condom, it would totally get someone pregnant. And a bit achingly predictable. Maybe it'll pick up.
But in that vein of old music, hey! Mob has tagged me with a little meme about nostalgia for the year that I turned 18, so here's how this deal works:
1. Go to http://www.popculturemadness.com/
2. Pick the year you turned 18
3. Get yourself nostalgic over the songs of the year
4. Write something about how the song affected you
5. Pass it on to 5 more friends
So at this point I was a sophomore in college. I was working 40 hour a week at my out of town retail job and doing 19 hours at university. And I have never liked popular music. I don't recognize 1/16 of the shit on this list. So let's go.
The Top 10 that year.
1. Barbie Girl - Aqua
2. ESPN Presents Jock Jams - Various Artists
3. Wannabe - Spice Girls
4. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
5. To The Moon and Back - Savage Garden
6. You Make Me Wanna - Usher
7. I Like It Like That - Blackout All-Stars
8. Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Az Yet
9. Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
10. It's Your Love - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
If I italicized it, I heard it a lot but never by choice. There is not a damn thing on this top ten I ever listened to by choice. I goddamn hated #4 and to this day it is severely overplayed on the goddamn radio. The other crap I don't think I ever even heard.
The rest of the list?
13. How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
46. Men In Black - Will Smith
65. Secret Garden - Bruce Springsteen
These are all etched into my mind due to the fact they were in movies that year (ok, Jerry Maguire was Christmas 1996) and I was still working at my first shit theatre. MIB especially stands out. In that theatre, despite being a projectionist I had to clean shit up just like everyone else. I cleaned up a LOT of popcorn and spit cups to this song. I couldn't even watch the whole clip down below, too painful for me.(And #13 is actually sung by Trish(a?) Yearwood in Con Air, but it doesn't matter. It's an awful song no matter what).
27. Semi Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
This song just REALLY reminds me of driving to the The Pocket Sandwich Theatre every day in summer for the play I was in. They played it each and every single day sometime during the hour I spent driving from Denton to Dallas. I never knew they were blipping out the drug lyric until I heard it years later in full form.
35. The Impression That I Get - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
72. Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
And while in that play, we used to hit The Red Jacket evey Thursday night after our show to go swing dancing! This was during that swing surge...
36. I Want You - Savage Garden
37. Song 2 - Blur
49. Your Woman - White Town
44. Building A Mystery - Sarah McLachlan
Four songs on the list I liked! Don't tease me about #36, it was catchy. Can't stand anything else they've done, don't even recognize their hit on the top ten up there. Ooh, and I really liked #49 and this video, which I even recall seeing on MTV! Yes, MTV was showing (some?) videos as late as 1997.
And the first time I heard Sarah play Building a Mystery was on David Letterman and I think I still have the tape somewhere. She'd cut off all her gorgeous hair and had the skunk stripe, not to mention she was doing the wretched dress & pant combo, a fashion I shudder at to this day.
53. You Were Meant For Me - Jewel
And yes, I was one of the billions who bought this goddamn album and one of the billions who is ashamed. I assume Who Will Save Your Soul was 1996, cause how would this shit song make it over that one? (Not that that song is anything special).
Well, that's it for me. I tag anyone brave enough to attempt it. Actually, I definitely tag Veloute because she probably had really cool music in her year. *pouts*