March 10, 2010

"Baby Got Back"

I have had so much fun today. 

I have just started a creative writing class. I thought a creative writing class would be a blast. However, it turns out the minute someone tells me to write my brain goes dead and my creative juices cease to flow. I just end up spending hours looking at a computer screen hoping something clever materializes. 

Writing is hard.

Next week we have an outline for a short story due. The short story is a major portion of our grade so I have been racking my brain. What do I write about? What do I write about? What kind of story do I want to tell? A little loop just continues on and on in my brain.

Annoying!

Turns out I am a firm believer in writing what you know. So I have been thinking about the different experiences in my life trying to decide what would make a great story. With a few embellishments here and there, of course. 

The little loop continues and I am in the car running errands and Under the Bridge comes on the radio. Ahh, Red Hot Chili Peppers always takes me back to high school. Girls who listened to Red Hot Chili Peppers were super cool alternative chicks. Okay, well not necessarily super cool but alternative. 

Then I start thinking about high school because the song is on and I start smiling thinking about some of the things I did while that song was one.

No, not that!

Then I thought I'm going to write a story about high school or something that happened in high school.  I haven't figured out all the details quite yet. However, I did decide that this is an assignment that needs a soundtrack. So I have spent a few hours today researching the alternative and hits of the late eighties early nineties.

I have had blast. We listened to some pretty funky, pretty diverse music, A little Bobby Brown, Boys II Men, En Vogue, Salt -n-Peppa, Right Said Fred (I'm Too Sexy), Vanilla Ice, Nirvana, Pearl Jam. I can't believe how much fun it has been to listen to the soundtrack of high school.

Seriously, right now I am listening to Kris Kross is going to make you Jump, Jump. High school dance flash back. I am not standing up in my office with my hands in the air waiving them like I just don't care. Are you down with that. :)

Like I said I am having way to much fun and I need your input. What song do you think of when you think of high school? Were you into bald chicks or were you all about the big hair? Help! My grade in this class may depend on you.

Prayers and Hugs

7 comments:

Angie said...

Gosh, there's a lot! When I Come Around - Green Day. The Sweater Song - Weezer. Creep - Radiohead. Loser - Beck. Doll Parts - Hole. Love Hole!!!! Gosh - do you want me to go on? ;)

Yeah, I was kind of an alternative chick. Loved loved loved Nirvana! I totally remember where I was when Kurt Cobain died. Such a sad day for me.

Willow said...

EMF -- Unbelievable
Violent Femmes

EMF and Violent Femmes will undoubtedly take my back to drama rehearsals. I hated to be on stage (still do), but I loved rehearsals. For me, the practic was the fun part... the performance had to be endured. Oddly, I was far more of a choir geek than a drama nerd, but choral music isn't nearly as dance-able.

I went through a grunge phase (flannel shirts open to the waist with a body suit underneath, wide belt, slightly baggy jeans, and boots), but lets face it... I've pretty much always been about big hair -- not Madonna circa Lucky Star big, but big hair nonetheless.

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Me, Myself and I said...

Basically what Angie said.

My high school playlist is basically anything on the top of the charts 1997-2000, slanting toward alternative.

Weezer's "Blue" album
Geggy Tah - All I Wanna Do (is to thank you)
Presidents of the US - Peaches and Toob Amplifier
Pearl Jam - all
311 - all
Beastie Boys - Girls and Brass Monkey
Beck - Loser
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
Train - Drops Of Jupiter
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Everything But The Girl - Missing
Sheryl Crow - If It Makes You Happy
Backstreet Boys - all
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
The Cardigans - My Favorite Game
Spice Girls - all
Matchbox 20 - Bent
N*Sync - all
3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
Britney Spears - her early stuff
Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want
Faith Hillv - Breathe
Savage Garden - all
Christina Aguilara - What A Girl Wants
Enrique - Be With You
Desitny's Child - Jumpin Jumpin
Macy Gray - I Try
The Macarena
Creed - With Arms Wide Open
Everclear - all
Filter - Take A Picture
Bloodhound Gang - Burn
Squirell But Zippers - Afterlife
Moby - Porcelain
Bare Naked Ladies - Pinch Me
Red Hot Chili Peppers - all
Cher - Believe
Sixpence NOne The Richer - Kiss Me
Slide - GooGoo Dolls
Smash Mouth - All Star
Aquabats - all
Sugar Ray - Every Morning & Someday
TLC - Unpretty
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
Matchbox 20 - Back to Good
Third Eye Blind - Hows it Gonna Be & Semi-Charmed Kind of Life
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go on
Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
Ace of Base - Cruel Summer
Edwin McCain - I'll Be
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Sister Hazel - All For You
The Rembrants - I'll Be There For You

Oh, and marching band music. Anything with a drumline.

Wow. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. (And no, I didn't know all of these off the top of my head - but one website lead to the next, to the next...)

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Willow said...

Dear Me, Myself, and I,

Thank you for providing the best entertainment of the day. I couldn't recall the song you had posted, so I clicked play and was immediately transported back to my youth. As if that wasn't awesome enough, my nearly 2 year-old came wandering in about that time and was very interested in the headphones. I popped the headphones over his ears and his eyes lit up and his booty started to shimmy and shake. That cute baby did the most hilarious baby-dance for the duration of the song. It was brilliant!!! I laughed the whole time. Then my husband watched and we both laughed all over again. Now when I sing the song to him, he starts to dance.... I can't thank you enough!!!!!