Thursday, April 30, 2009

music on dusty shelves


So over the last little while I've been dumping some of old CDs onto my computer and mp3 player. Bands I listened to in college. 26 disks so far...
Here's a list:
  • Tragically Hip
  • Watchmen
  • Hootie and the Blowfish,
  • Pearl Jam,
  • Our Lady Peace,
  • 3rd eye blind,
  • Oasis,
  • Goo Goo Dolls,
  • Great Big Sea,
  • really old Sarah McLachlan stuff,
  • Space Jam soundtrack,
  • Crash Test Dummies,
  • Big Wreck,
  • Barenaked Ladies
It's weird though, the music hasn't changed. But I have. I'm older. I'm married, now, have a trio of kids, my oldest turned 7 today (see Tara's post for a cool little video she made of photos).

Yet while I don't enjoy all of it the way I did back then, some I have truly enjoyed listened to, because it seems to connect to a part of my life years ago. It's good to have a sense of where you came from, a sense of who you are without all the forces around you pushing and pulling you to be something else. I learned a lot about life in the 90's. It's good to groove to music that I haven't listened to in so long that it feels like it's fresh- if you know what I mean, but I know all the words.

So no, I am not going to live in the 90's, but for awhile, I'll be there musically.

1 comment:

mapsgirl said...

That could have been my list too! Oh, the memories!

I'm going to have to go see what I can dig up!

And "Happy Birthday" to your son!