Tuesday, April 24, 2018

T is for...

Two Princes...Spin Doctors, 1991

Trying to recapture part of the soundtrack from my life during the 90's is my theme for the a-z challenge this year


The Spin Doctors were not exactly one hit wonders. I think it was more like three, at least for me. With their pockets full of kryptonite, quirky rhymes and upbeat tempos, they were certainly fun to have in the mix.

Monday, April 23, 2018

S is for...

Shiny Happy People...R.E.M.,1991

Trying to recapture part of the soundtrack from my life during the 90's is my theme for the a-z challenge this year


I know it's Monday, but go ahead and get yourself moving! Be shiny - be happy!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

R is for...

Run Around...Blues Traveler, 1994

Trying to recapture part of the soundtrack from my life during the 90's is my theme for the a-z challenge this year


Sometimes the appeal of a song is simply that it sounds different than nearly everything else you've been listening to.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Q is for...

Quit Playing Games...Backstreet Boys, 1997

Trying to recapture part of the soundtrack from my life during the 90's is my theme for the a-z challenge this year

I admit that I was not a big fan of N'Sync, Brittney and their ilk. Truth be told though, I do believe they hold a special place in nineties music history...and the letter Q is tricky.

For some strange reason, we received a Backstreet Boys vhs tape with a kids' meal at Burger King in the late nineties. Have it your way, I want it that way - something like that. The video had a couple of songs at concerts, as well as some backstage footage. Of course the tape found its way into our son's viewing rotation amidst Bear and the Big Blue House and Blue's Clues. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

P is for...

Pretty Good Year...Tori Amos, 1994

Trying to recapture part of the soundtrack from my life during the 90's is my theme for the a-z challenge this year


I headed into the Under the Pink, Tori Amos concert armed with familiarity with one or two songs at best. It is not the music I remember the most, but more the awkward angles Tori was contorted into on her piano bench. I didn't know what a Cornflake Girl was exactly, but suspected I was looking at it. Her voice sure is beautiful though.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

O is for...

One Week...Barenaked Ladies, 1998

Trying to recapture part of the soundtrack from my life during the 90's is my theme for the a-z challenge this year

One word...FUN! We had a toddler in the house by the time Stunt was in our CD player. The song Who Needs Sleep may have resonated best with us, but as far as dancing around the family room was concerned, this one stayed on the playlist for years.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

N is for...

Nothing Compares to U...Sinead O'Connor, 1990

Trying to recapture part of the soundtrack from my life during the 90's is my theme for the a-z challenge this year

One of the few good things about having my heart broken in the spring of 1990? Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got. There were plenty of songs to choose from if you wanted to be moved. If misery was what you were looking to capture though, this was one of the finest places to look. Oh, how she sang the way I felt...