memories of grunge.

>> Wednesday, January 11, 2012

this was going to be a wordless wednesday post, but i figured that since it was going to be me posting this music video anyways, what was the point?

i was driving home in the car last night, listening to my favorite radio station, but realizing that they still play songs that were big in 1991.  isn't that retro now?  while i love nirvana and soundgarden and everything that they contributed to musical history, i find it odd that their songs are still in very heavy rotation - not that i mind.  anyways, in the hour or so that i was on the highway, they must have played 5 songs that were at least 15 years old, including the grunge ballad above.  which took me back to 1991, when the album by 'temple of the dog' was revived as soon as the record execs realized that basically, it was a collaboration between two of the biggest bands at the time (soundgarden & pearl jam).  i hear this song and vividly remember being on a crowded GO bus, headed home for the weekend on an abnormally warm fall day, hair in a messy pile on top of my head, wearing a ratty soft flannel shirt, cut off paint-stained jean shorts and my docs.  back when when billy corgan had hair, chris cornell looked like that albrecht durer etching, plaid was not just a keswick dinner jacket, and kurt cobain was still alive.  oh, to be 18 again!


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