Today’s Poorly Organized Playlist is about how I miss the 90’s and especially listening to the radio in the 90’s. Listening to 95.5 WPLJ in the car growing up was my first gateway into music appreciation.
I have legitimate memories of dissecting the lyrics to “The Freshmen” by The Verve Pipe while my mom was driving me somewhere when I was 7 or 8, hearing “Barely Breathing” by Duncan Sheik on the way to getting my tonsils out in 2nd grade, and contemplating why “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone” by Paula Cole always reminded me of Han Solo. I remember bouncing around to the premier of the video for “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind on my friend’s couch (subsequently, they’re still my favorite band to this day), for a few examples. I was the only 3rd grader who’s favorite song was “Sex and Candy” by Marcy Playground. I wasn’t allowed to watch MTV until I was older, so I grew up on a steady diet of VH1’s Pop Up Video. I think you get the idea.
So basically, the 90’s mean more to me than any other era of music ever.