Stuck in the 90’s with you!

Recently I have been remembering my highschool days.  Ah those awkward gawky years where you think everyone else thinks you are a big dork, and in reality, everyone thinks you are actually pretty cool.  These memories are brought about in part by the creation of a new Facebook group for my graduating class (very small highschool 53 people in my senior class… yeah) , by randomly conversing on Twitter with one of my favorite actors Ethan Embry (@Childactor), and because of the Facebook group, really reconnecting with some of the people who I loved in highschool.

So I have been thinking about some of my favorite movies ,books, and music from the 90’s.  Highschool for me was 1993-1997 soooo here we goooo!

Empire Records.  I was IN LOVE with this movie.  I was right to love it.  It has incredible people.. Ethan Embry, Liv Tyler, Johnny Whitworth, Renee Zellweger, Anthony Lapaglia, Debi Mazar, Maxwell Caulfield… *hope all names were spelled right*  The music was fantastic, the feel was incredibly fun and the issues it dealt with you really felt connected with.  A great movie for us teens in 1995.

Now there are many more movies I loved, but I feel this one embodied that time the best.. at least it did for me!

Onto music…

I was into soo many different things and had such wacky tastes that I couldn’t even begin to post everything I loved..  Smashing Pumpkins, The Pixies, Poe, Nirvana,  Blind Melon.. the list could go ON and ON…  So to get you in that 90’s mood.. here are a couple of my favorite videos!

Now as for books.. Highschool is where is discovered my beloved Anne Rice.  Interview and The Vampire Lestat immersed me in this incredibly lush world full of beautiful bloodsuckers.  To this day I can pick up any one of her Vampire Chronicles or Mayfair Witches books and be completely enraptured at the level of detail and beauty that she has put into these novels.  I loved the movie version of Interview, and the less I say about the movie “based” on Queen of the Damned the better.  But Mrs. Rice changed my thinking about the world.  Her words gave me a new vision that as a cute little southern Baptist ministers daughter, I had never had before.  Her books influence my writing even today as I strive to achieve that incredible level of detail and continuity.

So.. there ya have it.  My brain recently.  Now that I got all this out, maybe it’ll be a bit less cluttered in there.  I needed some room to get some actual work done and some actual writing done.  I love my blog, but when I have a post in my head floating around, it takes up a LOT of space!

love as thou wilt,

Liz

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2 Responses to “Stuck in the 90’s with you!”

  1. Great post…

    Lovely work, although i have been lurking around for awhile i have not got around to commenting til now. cheers…

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