Monday, August 02, 2004

A rant about the 90s

You know, if I had to pick one quintessential 90s television show it would be Saved By the Bell. As I sat (or layed) and watched a rerun on TBS at 12:00 this afternoon the 90s smacked me across the face. I mean- Tori (that girl who randomly appeared when Kelly and Jessie mysteriously disappeared) was wearing her trademark leather jacket with gigantic- I mean HUGE shoulder pads. And then Lisa Turtle showed up wearing a black and flourescant green suit jacket (the kind really tight at the waist and then flares out at the bottom) and a miniskirt. I mean- could this show get any more 90s- sure it could- look at Slater's mullet and yellow muscle tees with the pink and blue elastic Hammer pants hiked up much further then God ever intended pants to be pulled up. I don't know how this were even fashionable at one point. They seem so disgusting to me now. But at one point I thought they were cool. I mean I wore the Hammer pants. I wore the neon green and pink baseball hats. I wore the "Save the Earth" shirts.

Remember the all of a sudden "Save the Earth" trend. Where did that go? I was driving along the street the other day and the passenger in the car in front of me threw a napkin out the window. Nobody in 1991 would have done that. But it's 2004 now- so it's ok?

A then yesterday I downloaded a bunch of old songs- songs I used to love. Music in the 90s. Ohhh- memories. Dancing to the Spice Girls- Hanson- or you can go even further back and go to Ace of Base "The Sign" or "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic or "The Power" by Snap or "Groove Is in the Heart" by whoever- they all are the same now. It seems the early 90s were just one hit wonders. Then we have the late 90s- when I really started getting into music. Remember "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia or "The Way" by Fastball. Those songs used to consume the radio like that obnoxious JoJo song does now. I wonder if that era of music will always be my favorite. Alanis, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Matchbox 20, Jewel, Savage Garden- all those people. Will these people be my father's The Doors or my mother's The Carpenters? Time will tell.


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