Top: Me at 13. The same year, Above: That is a Dischord Records T-shirt on my husband as a 15 year old. He wasn’t listening to any of the songs I was. In fact, if we had met, he would’ve thought I was a huge dork. Which I was.
I still can’t believe that its been 20 years since ‘Nevermind’ by Nirvana was released. I was only 10 years old! Of course, I didn’t listen to them when I was 10 years old. I didn’t hear of Nirvana until I was in the 7th grade (3 years later). I was still very in-the-dark about music beyond what I knew in my parents’ collection and what I heard on DC 101.
I have very distinct early-music memories during those years. My neighbor in 6th grade bought her first two CDs; ‘Get a Grip’ by Aerosmith (the cover really scared me at the time) and ‘Dookie’ by Green Day. At church summer camp in 6th grade, a boy I was friends with snuck over to the window of my bunk room at camp and held his earphones to the screen so that me and my 3 friends could listen to Bush’s Sixteen Stone with him at like 2 in the morning! Haha. My friend Katie introduced me to Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey.
Today’s mix is an ode to the days of listening to DC 101 in my parents old Volvo 240:
1994 / ’95 baby! Listen here on Spotify.
Come As You Are – Nirvana
Ridiculous Thoughts – The Cranberries
Just a Girl – No Doubt
All I Really Want – Alanis Morissette
Welcome to Paradise – Green Day
Come Out and Play – The Offspring
This is a Call – Foo Fighters
Vasoline- Stone Temple Pilots
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
Shadowboxer – Fiona Apple
Missed – PJ Harvey
Undone (The Sweater Song) – Weezer
Today – Smashing Pumpkins
Orange Crush – R.E.M.
Girls and Boys – Blur