Thursday, September 16, 2010

1990's hits the recycle bin

I don't necessarily want to see a bunch of youngins' trivialize my most favorite decade. I just hope they take the best of what we offered and expand on it to create something of their own.
The 1970s had Happy Days and Grease. Generation X heroes like Beck and Beastie Boys made ’70s kitsch cool. The ’00s loved the ’80s. And as the wheels of time grind toward the ’10s, the whole world feels that 20-year itch to revisit the effortless cool and mud-caked melancholy of a time before microblogging, ubiquitous 3D movies, and easily accessible MP3s. It’s in the context-free repositories of nostalgic JPEGS currently clogging your Tumblr feed, and it’s also heavily apparent during a week that sees Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies, Shonen Knife, and Reality Bites all playing in Austin: The ’90s revival is fully underway.

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