Friday, April 4, 2014

Music Friday: "I Stay Away" & "No Excuses"

Last night before class some students were talking about music. They mainly were talking about Smashing Pumpkins and Billy Corgan's poetry, but one person's comment made feel so damn old. 

I don't recall it exactly, but the gentleman said something to the effect of "I like listening to 90s music." 

As I said, the comment and the exploratory tone in his voice, as if he was going back into the archives, made me feel like a geezer. But when I think about it, I probably made similar comments about music from the 60s when I was his age. 

In tribute to excellent 90s music, I give you two songs from Jar of Flies by Alice in Chains, which I'm listening to as I write this post. It's one of the best EPs ever.


Fozzie said...

Jerry Cantrell's melodies were overshadowed by Layne Staley's heroin-fueled lyrics.

Quintilian B. Nasty said...

When I lived at the Red Roof, "Man in the Box" was played often. Stam was/is crazy about that tune.