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Tied to the 90s: Yostal’s 10 Best Songs of “2007” Thursday, December 20, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Today, I’ll be looking at the 10 best songs of 2007. Or I should say “The 10 Best Songs I Added to my iTunes Library in 2007”. Between writing Tied to the 90s for a good part of the year, the development of Seeqpod, and getting Sirius in my car and listening to Lithium 24 pretty much non-stop, I have added a large amount of music to my iTunes this past year (grand total: 650 songs). So I thought as a “nostalgia columnist” it wouldn’t be right for me to talk about the current music, especially as I don’t know what the hell I would be talking about. So instead, you get a wide-ranging look at what I was listening to in 2007. Some of this may trod upon ground covered earlier this year, but that said, here we go again…

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Tied to the 90s (Birthday Edition): 30 years, 30 songs–Part II Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

This week’s post continues what is perhaps the most self-indulgent effort I have ever made with Tied to the 90s, which I know is saying something. I warn you again, because, well, it’s what I do. I also want to warn you that after today’s column, I’ll be taking a month off. With school starting back up and college football season, my efforts will be needed elsewhere for a little while. Don’t worry, it’s just a hiatus, and I may still post some random other things as the month goes on. So, with all of that out of the way.

At the end of this month, I will turn 29 years old, meaning that I will have been on this earth for 30 distinct calendar years (OK, technically that happened at the beginning of the year, but just roll with me here.) I was struck by that notion and wanted to look at my favorite songs from each of those 30 years. Now, please note I said “favorite”. Not best, not most significant, not most influential, just my favorites. Why they’re favorites can be as simple as I just really like them to having good memories associated with them to something larger. It doesn’t matter. These are just my favorite songs from each of the last 30 years. Now, as always, I can never make this simple, but I did make the rule that once I had used an artist, I could not use them again. I based “year” off the year that the album from which it came was released, and beyond that, I went to town. There’s going to be some crossover from previous columns as you might expect, but I’m going to write all new material about each song, at least as best I can. I fully expect that you will disagree with many of my choices, but it just gives you something to discuss in the comments. So, with no further ado, part II of 30 Years, 30 Songs.
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Tied to the 90s (Birthday Edition): 30 years, 30 songs–Part I Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

This week’s post is perhaps the most self-indulgent effort I have ever made with Tied to the 90s, which I know is saying something. I warn you now, because, well, it’s what I do. But this is the first really good idea I have had for a Tied to the 90s since June, so I’m running with it. I also want to warn you that after the completion of this two part special edition, I’ll be taking a month off. With school starting back up and college football season, my efforts will be needed elsewhere for a little while. Don’t worry, it’s just a hiatus, and I may still post some random other things as the month goes on. So, with all of that out of the way.

At the end of this month, I will turn 29 years old, meaning that I will have been on this earth for 30 distinct calendar years (OK, technically that happened at the beginning of the year, but just roll with me here.) I was struck by that notion and wanted to look at my favorite songs from each of those 30 years. Now, please note I said “favorite”. Not best, not most significant, not most influential, just my favorites. Why they’re favorites can be as simple as I just really like them to having good memories associated with them to something larger. It doesn’t matter. These are just my favorite songs from each of the last 30 years. Now, as always, I can never make this simple, but I did make the rule that once I had used an artist, I could not use them again. I based “year” off the year that the album from which it came was released, and beyond that, I went to town. There’s going to be some crossover from previous columns as you might expect, but I’m going to write all new material about each song, at least as best I can. I fully expect that you will disagree with many of my choices, but it just gives you something to discuss in the comments. So, with no further ado, part I of 30 Years, 30 Songs.
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Tied to the 90s: The Lyrics Quiz: Vol. 1 — Singular. Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Really quick though, before we begin, I’d like to mention once again that my good friend Mike is running the 2007-08 Allison LaPlaca Open, a television “death pool” where you attempt to pick the ten shows you don’t think will see a new season. If you’d like to play (for pride only, please no wagering), check out this link. All of the rules and details are on the site, but if you have questions, I’ll be happy to field them.

OK, your silent critique of last week’s entry has been noted and then some. Sorry about that. So, I thought I would have a little fun this week. By my nature, I enjoy a good puzzle or trivia contest, so I hope this will fit the bill. It’s the first Tied to the 90s Lyrics Quiz: Vol. 1 — Singular.

This is an updated version of something I did one very bored day in college.  Very simply, below the cut will be 100 lyrics.  All of them will be from 1990s songs, or at least songs released on albums between 1990 and 1999.  Being that they were all culled from my iTunes Library, they will be mostly  be “modern rock” tracks.  All you’re going to get is the lyric and the year the song was released on an album, which would make it tough on its own (Googling the lyrics is not the point of this exercise.) so what I have done to help you out is:
a). All of the songs have one word titles (which means no parenthetical titles as well) just one word titles.
b). All of the songs are ordered by an increasing number of letters in them, starting with two letters and ending with 12 letters.  Within each “numbering”, all of the songs will be alphabetical.

What this should do is allow you to fill in the gaps as you go.

Also, I did not go for ultra-obscure songs or ultra-obscure bands, but in some cases, you may disagree.

So, check it out, see how many you get and when you are ready for the answers, there will be a link at the bottom of the quiz.  Have fun!

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Tied to the 90s: 7 1990s songs by the spectrum Wednesday, August 8, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Really quick though, before we begin, I’d like to mention once again that my good friend Mike is running the 2007-08 Allison LaPlaca Open, a television “death pool” where you attempt to pick the ten shows you don’t think will see a new season. If you’d like to play (for pride only, please no wagering), check out this link. All of the rules and details are on the site, but if you have questions, I’ll be happy to field them.

Today’s entry nervously straddles that fine line between clever and stupid. Inspired by this photo of my favorite fellow member of the University of Michigan Class of 2000, we go over the rainbow this week to look at 7 1990s songs by the Spectrum.

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Tied to the 90s: 7+ songs to help people planning their fifteen-year high school reunion this year. Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Really quick though, before we begin, I’d like to mention that my good friend Mike is running the 2007-08 Allison LaPlaca Open, a television “death pool” where you attempt to pick the ten shows you don’t think will see a new season.  If you’d like to play (for pride only, please no wagering), check out this link.  All of the rules and details are on the site, but if you have questions, I’ll be happy to field them.

Today, we keep a promise to commenter Peter Cavan by looking at 7+ songs to help people planning their fifteen year high school reunion this summer. Building upon the ten year reunion effort from May, I’m looking at some songs from 1992 (which may or may not have come out during your senior year ’92s, bear with me. It was my freshman year of high school and my musical taste sucked back then. It got way better as I got older, though I am sure some of you would like to disagree strongly.) This one will be a little different, because I am going to give you a straight seven, plus some other songs that I will group by theme. Also, I tried to avoid songs I already have discussed before, so there may be some obvious holes. But enough prologue, less chat, more hat.

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Tied to the 90s: 7 for 7: Seven Great 1990s Songs by Seven Major Modern Rock Artists: Part III Wednesday, July 25, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

So, the very special project is coming to a close. Being July 2007, or 07-07 (and 7 being my favorite number), the plan for this month was that we’re going to look at the seven “best” 1990s songs by seven important 1990s modern rock bands. We’ll look at two a week (which means, yes, we’ll spill into August, but the 50 States, 50 Songs thing just had to go on Independence Day).

Now, the rule I did establish on this was simple, I could not pick a second song from an LP until I had picked one song from each of the LPs released during the decade. That will make for some interesting choices, I think. Also, I did not restrain myself to songs I had not already discussed in previous outings, so if there’s a repeat, I do apologize. Oh and the songs are in no particular order, they’re just seven.

So, I chose the seven bands and then put them in a hat to choose at random the order in which they would appear. This week’s selections: Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, and a surprise

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Tied to the 90s: 7 for 7: Seven Great 1990s Songs by Seven Major Modern Rock Artists: Part II Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

So, the very special project is here. Being July 2007, or 07-07 (and 7 being my favorite number), the plan for this month is that we’re going to look at the seven “best” 1990s songs by seven important 1990s modern rock bands. We’ll look at two a week (which means, yes, we’ll spill into August, but the 50 States, 50 Songs thing just had to go on Independence Day).

Now, the rule I did establish on this was simple, I could not pick a second song from an LP until I had picked one song from each of the LPs released during the decade. That will make for some interesting choices, I think. Also, I did not restrain myself to songs I had not already discussed in previous outings, so if there’s a repeat, I do apologize. Oh and the songs are in no particular order, they’re just seven.

So, I chose the seven bands and then put them in a hat to choose at random the order in which they would appear. This week’s selections: U2 and Oasis

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Tied to the 90s: 7 for 7: Seven Great 1990s Songs by Seven Major Modern Rock Artists: Part I Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

So, the very special project is here. Being July 2007, or 07-07 (and 7 being my favorite number), the plan for this month is that we’re going to look at the seven “best” 1990s songs by seven important 1990s modern rock bands. We’ll look at two a week (which means, yes, we’ll spill into August, but the 50 States, 50 Songs thing just had to go on Independence Day).

Now, the rule I did establish on this was simple, I could not pick a second song from an LP until I had picked one song from each of the LPs released during the decade. That will make for some interesting choices, I think. Also, I did not restrain myself to songs I had not already discussed in previous outings, so if there’s a repeat, I do apologize.  Oh and the songs are in no particular order, they’re just seven.

So, I chose the seven bands and then put them in a hat to choose at random the order in which they would appear. This week’s selections: R.E.M. and Pearl Jam

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Tied to the 90s: (All-American Edition) 50 States, 50 Songs Wednesday, July 4, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Flag of the United States

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Happy Birthday America. Though John Adams thought that July 2 would be the day long celebrated in American history as that day we declared our independence from the shackles of the British Empire, fate had it as July 4, because well, the public has a right to know. In celebration of this, I’m going to do something I mentioned two weeks ago. In my real life job as a high school teacher, I play a musical review game, not of my own invention called “Shut Up and Answer the Question”. Very simply, it’s a PowerPoint with 35 review questions listed on it, giving students a chance to get a feel for what might be on the test, while I get to expose (or as they say, torture them) the students to 55 second clips on a theme. Inspired by a Rolling Stone photo set from 2001, I decided that one of the theme should be 50 States, 50 Songs. It was not an easy process, though some states provide easy options, other states are an embarrassment of riches really. So, over the last six years, I have refined the list each time out in the hope of making a great set. (Please note, some songs are not the obvious choice for the band/artist because I had already used them earlier in the year and am loathe to reuse tracks.) So, all of that said, here are 50 States, 50 Songs. (Unlike my usual efforts, due to the massive size and scope of this list, there will likely only be quick hit comments and I may not be able to get YouTube video for all of them.) Now go celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it. (more…)

Tied to the 90s: On Vacation… Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

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Tied to the 90s: 10 Songs from the 1990s that you should probably go download, Vol. 2 Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Give the people what they want. A simple command, and far be it from me not to be a populist in this case. Since “1990s songs to download” keeps popping up on our most searched list and finding one of my very first columns from February, I thought it might be worth another go-round. With this in mind, I hereby present to you, the loyal Tied to the 90s readers, 10 songs from the 1990s that you should go download, Vol. 2. (Please note: All of the following songs are available for download from iTunes. I double checked.)

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Tied to the 90s: 10 1990s songs by the numbers Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

I’m wrapping up my real world work year this week, which means it’s a busy time in my life, and as such, this week’s Tied to the 90s is not going to be a world beater. It’s just sort of here, but I’m thinking something is better than nothing, no? Anyway, today’s list is quite simply 10 1990s songs by the numbers, which is to say songs that feature a number in either their title or their artist name. Clever, isn’t it? Right, anyway, so without further ado, our list…

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Tied to the 90s: (Retro Edition) Yostal’s 10 favorite songs by 1990s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees. Wednesday, June 6, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

This week’s edition comes to us from my weekend visit to Cleveland and my first trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s not a perfect execution of the concept, but it is enjoyable enough to feel like you got your $20 worth. (Unlike Liz Lemon, I did not get a chance to have lunch with Little Richard, nor did I get modeling work during my visit to Cleveland. I guess it doesn’t work if you’re coming East.)

In sitting through the presentation of all of the inductees, I decided to make a very rare foray outside my decade of expertise. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s retro week here at Tied to the 90s, where we celebrate my 10 favorite songs from artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the 1990s. Since I was on a limited time table, the manner in which I determined my “favorites” was to look at the most played count on my iTunes and then, using each artist only once, pick the ten most played songs from the inductees. Boom instant list. (P.S.: For those of you worried that I am abandoning the 1990s, fear not. I have a couple of very special posts that I actually want to put some major thought into, but I can’t do that until after the school year wraps up. So, please bear with me.) So without further ado, our list…
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Tied to the 90s: 10 1990s songs I was reminded of by listening to Sirius 24-Lithium Wednesday, May 30, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

This week’s edition comes to us from my favorite new toy, Sirius Satellite Radio. Having just picked up my first new car in almost a decade, one of the things that I adore in it is my six-month trial subscription to Sirius. I had never fully grasped why someone would need satellite radio, but having had it for a little over two months now, I can definitely see the appeal. Just look at Sirius 24-Lithium. All 90s alternative and grunge. Talk about a channel right in my wheelhouse, this channel has so many of my favorites, and some nice surprises, mostly in songs I had not thought about in a long time. So now, a list of 10 songs that I was reminded of by listening to Sirius 24. However, for the purposes of this list, I have only selected songs that are available to be downloaded from iTunes, as so not to create a tease by telling you about them, only to not give you access to them.) (By the way, an awesome site, you can see what Sirius 24 has played for the last four hours by clicking here.)

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Tied to the 90s: 8 songs to get drunk to with Canadians at the cottage Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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Tied to the 90s
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Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

This week’s edition comes to us from our friends to the North, Canada. You see, tomorrow is May 24, Victoria Day in Canada, which was already observed this past Monday. So what the Hell is Victoria Day you might ask, or more importantly, why does Victoria Day deserve its own Tied to the 90s? Well, according to Wikipedia:

This holiday is regarded as the beginning of the unofficial “summer season” in Canada, and is thus the weekend when many businesses, parks, etc., that operate during warm weather months, will open. This makes it a very popular holiday. This long weekend also often signifies the beginning of spring to gardeners in much of the country as it falls around the time when they can be fairly certain frost will not return until the next autumn or winter. For much the same reason, because colder parts of the country winterize their recreational cabins and turn off water pumps, this weekend can also mark the beginning of the cottage season with cottagers making their first visits to check and clean their properties.

In some parts of Canada, the holiday is colloquially known as May Two-Four. This phrase has two meanings: the holiday always falls on the Monday of or before the birthday of Queen Victoria on the 24th of May, and a two-four is Canadian slang for a case of 24 bottles of beer, the most common packaging of Canadian beer.

So, you’re up at your cabin and you’ve got a package of 24 bottles of Canadian beer, so you’re going to need some tunes. Well, thanks to Tied to the 90s official Canadian correspondent, Dr. David, we got a great start on 8 songs to get drunk to with Canadians at the cottage. What with Memorial Day coming up and all, it’s sort of the same basic bear…
(Oh, and if this isn’t enough, El Jefe has some further (which is to say previous) suggestions at this post. More good stuff there.)

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Tied to the 90s: 14 songs to help people planning their ten year HS reunion this summer Wednesday, May 16, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Today, as promised, we’ll be looking at: 14 songs to help people planning their ten year high school reunion this summer. After swearing for nearly a decade that I would not be the one planning my 10 year high school reunion last summer, I was part of the triumvirate that pulled off a very successful shindig. One of the best parts for me was that I was allowed to make the master playlist for the party. I culled the finest from 1992-1996 and got a number of compliments for the list. But, if you’re a member of the Class of 1997, you may be looking for some additional tracks to make your own playlist. So with that in mind, here’s 14 songs that you might want to consider including as you awkwardly reunite with some people whom you maybe haven’t seen in nigh on a decade. Similarly, along the way I’ll be providing you with some helpful reunion survival tips.

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Tied to the 90s: 19 1990s songs that probably should have been included during the past two weeks Wednesday, May 9, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Today, I’ll be looking at the third of a two-part series: 19 1990s songs that probably should have been included during the past two weeks. So, mistakes were made, but we’ll just have to make amends now, won’t we. (Wait, did I just slip into the royal we there. My bad.)

So, sit back, relax, and kvetch about what continued bad selections I have made (please remember, the 1990-1994 installment is here, and the 1994-1999 installment is here) in the comments. Also, two things: 1). This list is literally the last cut list, the list of songs I had it narrowed down to before making the CDs. Think of it as “Also Receiving Votes”. 2). I’m at a really high stress point, real job wise, during this week, so this may not have the usual wit and polish that I attempt to inject my columns with, so I hope you don’t mind. That said, game on!

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Tied to the 90s: 33 songs used to make a definitive two-CD set of 1990s rock music, Part II Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Today, I’ll be looking at the second of a two-part series: 33 songs used to make a definitive two-CD set of 1990s rock music. As a reminder, the situation is this. A couple of years back, I thought to myself “If I were making a two CD set that would cover the breadth of the music I like from the 1990s, what would be on it? And what would be important to have on it even if it’s not one of my favorites? And I shall call it ‘Tied to the 90s!’ ” So the rules were this, in my own little mental exercise:

a). Only one song per artist.
b). There is no song limit, but I only get 138 minutes of playtime.
c). The CD must be in chronological order by years, but can be in any order among songs from the same year.

So, sit back, relax, and kvetch about what bad selections I have made (please remember, last week’s article only covered 1990-1994, so this week will cover 1994-1999) in the comments. Also, as this list came first, some songs have been discussed in previous installments, so I will just be linking back to what I said there rather than make this look like a clip show.

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Tied to the 90s: 33 songs used to make a definitive two-CD set of 1990s rock music, Part I Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Posted by Yostal in 90s rock, DeadOn's Resident Pop Culture Historian, Gen X&Y, Reasons why I am single, rock & roll, Things too long to read, Tied to the 90s, Yostal.
54 comments

Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Today, I’ll be looking at the first of a two-part series: 33 songs used to make a definitive two-CD set of 1990s rock music. The situation is this. A couple of years back, I thought to myself “If I were making a two CD set that would cover the breadth of the music I like from the 1990s, what would be on it? And what would be important to have on it even if it’s not one of my favorites? And I shall call it ‘Tied to the 90s!’ ” So the rules were this, in my own little mental exercise:

a). Only one song per artist.
b). There is no song limit, but I only get 158 minutes of playtime.
c). The CD must be in chronological order by years, but can be in any order among songs from the same year.

So, sit back, relax, and kvetch about what bad selections I have made (please remember, this week’s article only covers 1990-1994) in the comments. Also, as this list came first, some songs have been discussed in previous installments, so I will just be linking back to what I said there rather than make this look like a clip show.

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