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Come back, nineties; all is forgiven

Commandante Sterling, commenting on the launch of new R U Sirius-edited pop-transhumanism magazine h+:

(((I’ve never been a big hippiefied ’60s nostalgist, but after all we’ve been through lately, to have the *1990s* back… would that rock, or what?)))

OMG, yes it would.

Anyone who knows me offline will confirm that I’ve been longing for it for about the last seven years – musically, politically and culturally, we need to drag ourselves out of this cocaine-crazed blind-rat rerun of the eighties before it chokes us all with faux-ironic polkadot day-glo and its utter lack of introspection, morals and restraint.

Plus, my haircut[1] will briefly be fashionable again. w00t!

[ 1 – Or, more accurately, lack thereof. ]

A weekend musical interlude

Those of you who know me beyond the intarwebs will be aware that, as far as music is concerned, I’m all nineties. Nineties to the core.

And nothing says (early) nineties to me like the glorious era of shoegazer and grunge. Which was why I was totally stoked when I stumbled across a MetaFilter post that collects links to YouTube footage to some of the shoegaze genre’s greatest moments.

If you have no idea what I’m on about, watch the following – the totally sublime “Only Shallow” by My Bloody Valentine:

If you liked that, click through on the link above and learn yourself some proper music. If that tripped your nostalgia switch like it did mine, then take a trip down memory lane.

And if you thought that was rubbish, then name your location and choice of weapons, for I shall be forced to duel you unto the death for your foul lies and worse taste in music. 😉