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#22• Topic: Songs from your past. Share your High School Music Loves
Oh, where do I begin? I hit high school in 1989 and completed it in 1993. The music of the period is loosely still the 1980s. Hair Metal was sliding back giving way to the grunge movement. Hip-Hop had gained powerful strides. Country was beginning to enjoy a mainstream run, which was not to last.
Music is something that gives a great many people joy. It can cause heated discussions on par with religion and politics. Often this revolves around calling one or other genre ‘crap’ or some other such disparagement. What a waste! I don’t disparage music, regardless of genre or my level of affinity toward it. My collection holds tracks from Celtic super powers and Cello aficionados to Timberland and industrial sound.
Country, I’m not a fan, but I respect the artists, as I would expect to be respected and do not call their art crap, or anything of the sort. During the 1990s, I loved many country songs, but the sound has since changed back to the sound that Country is known for. These artists work damn hard and my opinion is shit in the face of that. In high school, I did not listen to country, just like I don’t now.
Personally, I feel that anyone who bad mouths an artist or genre doesn’t truly love music. Jim Morrison saw the electronic age of music coming and he thought it was wonderful. Jim Fucking Morrison was a visionary god in the industry. Not only do I agree with him, but I find it ironic that those who love his music, which was despised by many at the time he produced it, despise any other genre of music. Whether one makes their art via non-electronic devices called instruments or through devices that electronically produce sound, which are also instruments of modern creation, to arrange those sounds into rhythmic sets is music and the artists who do it have talent beyond measure. Acumen for music was worshiped by the ancients as a talent of the Gods. Of course, anyone poo-pooing artists and songs are usually those who couldn’t manage to break out of their hairbrush singing in the mirror or make it bigger than mom’s garage, so their opinion is whatever. I’ve often wondered if the repulsion for certain kinds of music is rooted in bigotry that has nothing to do with music.
So what did I listen to?
Prepare for a video flashback…engage!
Pretty much what I listen to now. I still enjoyed the best of the 1980s. One of my favorite songs to this day is the Pet Shop Boys’, West End Girls. Madonna will always be precious to me.
In this same period, I was growing into quite the club rat. I loved club music: house, hip-hop, rap, techno, industrial….I had the moves to match. Scooting around the floor with friends usually resulted in a circle around me as I broke that shit down. Drop splits and all.
Urban music has always moved me far more than any other format. There’s something in the sound that speaks to my soul.
By this time, I had also been writing. For that, I enjoyed the new age music that was crossing the air waves, Madonna’s Immaculate Collection and trance.
Of course, there was rock in my repertoire. Some great, hard hitting tunes evolved in the 1990s.
and then this skater stuff started too. Not sure if that is what evolved into ska or what the fuck, but it was seriously fab.
I was also into the hippie brands…
And I can’t forget.
Oh, yeah. There was some great music in those days. I still love it.
Let’s go over and check out the musical tastes of some other authors (see the links to the hop on the right) But, before you go, check out ….Tracy Krimmer‘s work below.
Tracy’s love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She’s been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her first romance novel, Pieces of it All, released in May 2014 followed in December with Caching In, a romance mixed with the hobby of geocaching. She also has written several short stories. Her newest release is Jay Walking, a modern romance about a single mom fighting to get fit and build a good life, who stumbles into love.
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