One Reporter's Opinion

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Nineteen and ninety fucking two...

Was this really 14 years ago?

I'm sitting here watching VH1 Classic and Eddie Vedder is belting out "Evenflow."

I remember trading my copy of Material Issue's International Pop Overthrow for a copy of Ten. I still think I got the better end of the deal, all things considered... but damn, "grunge" seems so dated now.

In 1992, I was just out of college, living in Chicago, going door-to-door for Greenpeace, making subminimum wage, and I don't think I'd ever had a bite of sushi.


And now it's Morrissey singing "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out."

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaan. I liked The Smiths so much more before I'd ever seen a single video of theirs. From 1988 until 1997, I didn't have cable, so seeing all of this stuff is all pretty much new to me.

I don't think I really missed all that much.