I was looking at this awesome, but short, Ravers from the 90s tumbr account, and it just brought back so many memories, good and bad. Mostly nostalgic, because I was totally one of those kids for a few years. JNCOs, goodwill Adidas t-shirt and track jacket, hoodie, whatever and Adidas shoes. Hair in pig tails or Leia buns and just.. doing all sorts of stupid shit. Dancing, driving, sneaking out, being with friends, being a teenager.
Once I reached the end of the page (which I didn’t realize was possible with tumblr, because usually they just scroll endlessly) I decided I wanted to find an old album and play the shit out of it, so I did.
The first artist that came to mind that I’d actually have in my music collection on my computer was BT. The CD/album I selected was Emotional Technology, which is one of my all-time favorite albums of his, yet one of those albums that’s been overlooked all these years. I’ve had this CD for OVER TEN YEARS. This shit’s over 10 years old. That’s unbelievable. Totally getting old, since I’m still listening to music from 10 years ago like it’s still cutting edge. But man, listening to some of my favorite songs, I still know all the words, I still elicit the same emotions when I hear these songs as I did back then. Some of them trigger old memories, feelings of my old life. Being in college, graduating from college, driving around South Florida, working at Bahama Breeze. I dunno.
While this CD didn’t even come close to existing when I was in high school and still attending raves, it’s still one of those older albums of mine that I associate so many memories and history with. It probably sat in my CD player in my Camaro and then my Envoy and was played endlessly. I’m one of those people that when I find an album or song that I like, I’ll listen to it over and over and over and OVER.. and it’s borderline obsessive. (and if you’ve followed my blog at all, you should know by now that I tend to be slightly obsessive when I discover something new and amazing. There I admitted it.)
Anyway, if you want to listen to it, I suppose you can find it somewhere online or on Youtube, but it’s one of those albums that I probably wouldn’t play for someone who had never heard it. I’d say someone who had never heard BT’s stuff before would have to listen to it a few times to truly appreciate it, if they even liked electronica at all. Shit, I still call it techno. TECHNO. IT’S TECHNO, DAMN IT.
And now some pictures from the past for your viewing pleasure.
|Me when I was….. 16 maybe? 17?|
|Same. Pre-18. Love my pants. 🙂|
|The classic DARE shirt. and that was my Adidas hoodie in the top right!|
|Cassandra and Me. Ohhh the stupid things we did.|
Anyway, it was fun. I’m going to continue to reminisce and listen to my old music. I have now gotten through Emotional Technology and have gone even further back to ESCM. Now THIS one is high school! Released in 1997, so I was a grand age of 16.. ohh to be 16 again. Good night, all.