Great article by my friend Dan about music of the 90’s and the impact it had on him and so many others in our generation. He also takes a look at the renewed interest it’s garnered from younger folks in recent years.
This sentence really stuck with me,
“Back then, I took it for granted that all rock music—left, right, or middle of the dial—should strive to be both entertainment and art.”
Being a child of the 90’s myself, that got me thinking about my own experience with not just music but art in general. I remember thinking at that time that this was what life would be like and wasn’t it awesome? There actually was a place in the adult world for me that wasn’t drab and dull and depressing.
It might not be lucrative but it would feel meaningful. I could make music, be a writer, hang out in coffee shops and debate the message of indy films. It was everything that became the stereotype of the 90’s grunge or alternative kid and you know, I still miss it.