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"1994 was a great year for music, and May 10 was one of the better days that year."

"Three bands, all categorized as alt rock but all significantly different from each other, put out great albums 25 years ago today," writes my son John on his blog, with 3 clips from Weezer ("Weezer"), 3 from Sonic Youth ("Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star"), and only one from the band you're least likely to remember. If you want to destroy my sweater/Hold this thread as I walk away/Watch me unravel I'll soon be naked... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Law, 1990s, Jaltcoh

Joel Gion, the psychedelic tambourine man from the Brian Jonestown Massacre, is writing a memoir

If you saw the critically-acclaimed 2004 documentary Dig! about the frenemy neo-psych bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, you'll remember that the real star wasn't either of the bands' frontmen but rather the BJM's inimitable, lovable tambourine player Joel Gion. Rocking his impressive mutton chops and 60s shades, Joel has spent the last 25 years performing with the BJM and releasing his own excellent music while slinging vinyl to make ends meet in the impossible city of ...
Tags: Post, Music, News, Instagram, Writing, San Francisco, 1990s, Joel, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Memoirs, Joel Gion, San Francisco Combine

Junkyard Find: 1995 Ford Mustang GT

After writing about junkyard cars since early 2007, I just realized that the newest discarded Mustang I’d documented was a 1984 model. As you’d imagine, Mustangs from the late Fox and SN95 eras are easy to find in North American wrecking yards, so I resolved to shoot the next interesting one I found… which turned […] The post Junkyard Find: 1995 Ford Mustang GT appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Fox, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Mustang, 1990s, Pony Cars, Ford Mustang GT, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Pony Car, 1995, 1995 Ford Mustang, 5.0 Mustang

QOTD: Your Least Favorite Front-drive Nineties Ride?

Last week, Steph penned a QOTD where he let commenters loose on front-drive American cars made between 1980 and 2010. The ask was to pick a favorite from the wide selection; one you’d buy today as new. This week we’re going to take the opposite tack and talk about the front-drive car you like the […] The post QOTD: Your Least Favorite Front-drive Nineties Ride? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Editorials, Used Cars, Autos, Chrysler, Wagons, Qotd, 1990s, Nineties, Steph, Sedans, News Blog, Coupes, Question of the Day, Front-drive

Frontline Combat v2 #12 - Wally Wood, Alex Toth reprints

Frontline Combat v2 #12, 1998 - Packed full of war stories from the 1950s, this series reprints the classic EC comics in their entirety (except for the advertisements). This edition just happens to have early artwork by Wally Wood and Alex Toth, reprinted from Frontline Combat #12. Other artists in this issue include Harvey Kurztman. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Toth / Wood / Frontline Combat > [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, War, EC, Wood, 1990s, Toth, Ted Ignacio, Wally Wood, Alex Toth, Wally Wood Alex Toth, MiscPub, Harvey Kurztman Home Toth Wood Frontline Combat

“Wakka Wakka Wakka”: Amazing Nostalgic Video Game Artworks By Rachid Lotf

When we think back to the nineties today, all we can think of a strange things. Terrible clothes, horrible hairstyles, bad music. All day long talk shows were shown on television, the turn of the millennium was a time for computer specialists, and with it also us, in fear and terror, SMS fees of 11 cents per sent 160 character message tore deep holes in our wallets, which were anyway far too tight. Source
Tags: Video, Games, Design, Arcade, Retro, Inspirations, 1990s, 1980s, Rachid Lotf

QOTD: The Least Sporty Muscle Car Ever?

TTAC’s Slack channel honed in on muscle cars the other day. As the discussion progressed, a question came to light which your author hadn’t previously considered. It’s a simple enough inquiry, yet there are many variables to consider. Today we talk about the least sporty muscle cars. The image of the muscle car has evolved […] The post QOTD: The Least Sporty Muscle Car Ever? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Industry, Muscle cars, Classic Cars, Ford, Editorials, Gm, Used Cars, Autos, Chrysler, Mercury, Qotd, 1990s, 1960s, 1980s, 1970s

Junkyard Find: 1990 Buick Reatta

The Buick Reatta is one of the more interesting attempts made by The General to steal back some North American buyers who had defected to European luxury brands. For a while, I’d photograph every junked Reatta I found, but more and more kept showing up in big self-service wrecking yards and I stopped paying attention […] The post Junkyard Find: 1990 Buick Reatta appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, 1990s, 1990, Buick, Buick Reatta, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Reatta, Two Seaters, 1990 Buick Reatta

Junkyard Find: 1994 Volvo 960 Sedan

While I live in Denver, my family and work ties in the San Francisco Bay Area make me a regular visitor at the incredibly well-stocked self-service wrecking yards of the region between San Jose and Richmond. These yards don’t have quite the selection of Subarus and IHC Scouts that I see in the yards around […] The post Junkyard Find: 1994 Volvo 960 Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, San Jose, Volvo, Denver, Richmond, 1990s, San Francisco Bay Area, 1994, IHC, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Swedish cars, European Luxury, Straight Six

Junkyard Treasure: 1994 Volvo 960 Sedan

While I live in Denver, my family and work ties in the San Francisco Bay Area make me a regular visitor at the incredibly well-stocked self-service wrecking yards of the region between San Jose and Richmond. These yards don’t have quite the selection of Subarus and IHC Scouts that I see in the yards around […] The post Junkyard Treasure: 1994 Volvo 960 Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, San Jose, Volvo, Denver, Richmond, 1990s, San Francisco Bay Area, 1994, IHC, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Swedish cars, European Luxury, Straight Six

"1994 was a great year for me because that's when I started really discovering and learning to play music, around age 13."

"And 25 years ago today, March 8, 1994, was a great day for music, because that's when Soundgarden released Superunknown, and Nine Inch Nails released The Downward Spiral. These weren't just some of the better records by a couple heavy, alternative bands of the mid-'90s. They were that, but they were something more. Listening to them now brings us back to a time when a rock band could be massively successful while daring to break out of formulas and challenge listeners. Here are 5 highlights fro...
Tags: Music, Law, John, Nine Inch Nails, 1990s, Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse

Junkyard Find: 1991 Dodge Shadow Convertible

The Dodge Shadow and its Plymouth Sundance sibling were among the last members of the extended Chrysler K-car family to be built, sold from the 1987 through 1994 model years and replaced by the Neon after that. Millions were sold, but these cars are all but forgotten today. Chrysler built a handful of convertible Shadows, […] The post Junkyard Find: 1991 Dodge Shadow Convertible appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Dodge, North Carolina, Convertible, 1990s, Charlotte, 1991, Sundance, Shadow, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Dodge Shadow, Plymouth Sundance, 1991 Dodge Shadow


  THE TAKING OF ANNIE THORNE C.J. Tudor (CJTudorOfficial) Michael Joseph ( £12.99 After almost thirty years, Joseph Thorne returns to the Nottinghamshire town of Arnhill to take up a teaching position at the local academy. There’s more than the promise of employment that brings Joe back home: when he was a teenager, his eight-year-old […]
Tags: Murder, Horror, Fiction, Uncategorized, Crime fiction, Nottinghamshire, Penguin, Joe, Fanboy Gushings, 1990s, Books_horror-novels, Michael Joseph, Pet Sematary, Joseph Thorne, Cj Tudor, Burial Chamber

Photography and sex in Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore

The Baltimore photographer Amos Badertscher has been cataloguing queer lives in his city since the 1960s: male sex workers and their girlfriends, the 1990s Baltimore and Washington club culture, transgender people, crack and heroin addiction, and the impact of AIDS. His is the largest extant photographic record of the short lives of hustlers (male sex workers) that I know of. Though he could by no means be described as famous, Badertscher enjoyed a brief period of academic notice with the public...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, New York, Featured, Washington, US, San Francisco, Chicago, Nikon, New York Public Library, Baltimore, Amos, 1990s, History Center, University of Chicago Library

Junkyard Find: 1992 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic

Jaguar XJ40s are so plentiful in U-Wrench-It yards that I don’t even notice them as I wander around searching for the elusive Suzuki Equator (no luck there, yet). In fact, none of the Jags I’ve photographed prior to today’s Junkyard Find have been XJ40s, but we’ve got a one-of-121-built super-rarity here in Denver: a genuine […] The post Junkyard Find: 1992 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Jaguar, Denver, 1990s, 1992, Jags, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, British cars, Vanden Plas, British Car, Luxury Sedan, Luxury Car, Depreciation

Bad Girl Inspiration: Nancy (The Craft)

Oh, to be wickedly bad! The second witch in our Bad Girl Inspiration series is Nancy, from the cult classic '90s film, The Craft. In the film, a young witch, Sarah, starts attending a Catholic school, where she befriends and becomes enemies with a trio of teenage of girls who are obsessed with becoming witches themselves. Nancy is the head of the trio, being the most determined to hone the knowledge and power that witchcraft can give her. Right from the moment Nancy is introduced, there is cert...
Tags: Movies, College, Inspiration, Catholic, Asos, Sarah, Nancy, 1990s, Bad Girl Inspiration, Above Nancy

Mallwave: nostalgic synth music for imaginary and abandoned shopping centers

Mallwave is a microgenre of bedroom electronic music and smooth jazz meant to evoke nostalgia for the vibrant mall scenes of the 1980s and 1990s that many of the music's composers are too young to have experienced or at least remember. Think of Mallwave as a hauntological soundtrack for an Orange Julius-fueled consumer culture where Suncoast, Merry-Go-Round, and Spencer Gifts anchored suburban reality. (Or, in the case of some of the moodier tracks, the kind of muzak that might play in your ...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Shopping, Retail, Electronic Music, Retro, Nostalgia, 1990s, 1980s, Julius, Koenig, Spencer Gifts, Malls, Mallwave, Joe Koenig

This 1996 TV Commercial Predicted What Sports Would Look Like in 2020

What did people of the past think sports would look like in the 21st century? They imagined humans powerlifting an entire ton, hurdles that pop up taller as you move along the track, and swimming relay races with “dolphin style” moves against wave machines. At least that was the idea in this 1996 TV commercial for the…Read more...
Tags: Commercials, Science, 2020, Predictions, 1990s, All Sport

How to Achieve *THIS* High Fashion Trend On a Budget: Belt Bags

This week we’ll see how to get the new and improved "fanny pack" - belt bags!Last week we took the high fashion trend, glitzy boots, and saw how to get the look for ourselves within a budget. We looked at two variations from YSL and Jeremy Scott and found cheaper versions of the $10,000+ runway boots, ranging from $45-$79. This week, we will look at another new trend, belt bags, which are essentially high-end fanny packs for the modern and stylish woman.  HIGH FASHION TREND: BELT BAGS Belt bags ...
Tags: Shopping, College, Bags, Ariana Grande, Prada, Chanel, Belts, Asos, Gucci, Fendi, 1990s, Urban Outfitters, Monki, Jeremy Scott, YSL, Fanny Pack

Junkyard Find: 1999 Ford Contour SVT

Over the decades since the 1960s, the Detroit car companies have tried their best to make dollars selling their Euro-market cars in North America, with varying degrees of success. Ford did tolerably well with the Capri and Fiesta over here, then raked in little American-market income with the Merkur XR4Ti and got bombed, Dresden-style, with Merkur […] The post Junkyard Find: 1999 Ford Contour SVT appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Ford, Autos, North America, Detroit, SVT, Denver, Dresden, 1990s, 1999, Contour, Fiesta, Merkur, Ford Mondeo, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard

YouTube Allows Disney Nerds to Relive Extinct Theme Park Attractions

The Disney nerd community recognized a sad anniversary yesterday. It’s been 20 years since the ride Horizons closed at the Epcot theme park in Walt Disney World. But there was one bright spot. People were able to share home videos of the beloved “extinct attraction” on YouTube.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Walt Disney World, Epcot, 1990s, Epcot Center, Horizons, YouTube Allows Disney Nerds

How to Wear Four of Spring 2019's Hottest Trends

These are about to become your new go-tos. Start thinking ahead! Although Spring still seems like a long way away, the fashion world has already introduced tons of new fashion trends for Spring 2019. With all of the options out there, though, you might be wondering which ones to pay extra attention to, and also how to wear them.So, with that in mind, I've rounded up the top four spring 2019 trends that I think will be some of the hottest of the season. I have also put together an outfit for ea...
Tags: College, Trends, Designers, Spring, Stella Mccartney, Shorts, Gucci, Modern, 1990s, Feathers, 1980s, Chanel Fendi, Kaia Gerber, Tie Dye, Feminine, Tops

'90s Fashion Icons: Alicia Silverstone

The definitive it-girl of the '90s. Here how you can get her style! The rumors are true. '90s style has made its way back into the mainstream, and we've got you covered. There are nine 90s fashion icons you need to know about. Last week, I broke down starlet Jennifer Aniston's '90s style. This week, we're going to look at teen idol Alicia Silverstone.  Alicia Silverstone Biography View the original article to see embedded media. Alicia began working when she was six years old as a model. She l...
Tags: College, Inspiration, View, Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Clueless, Aerosmith, 1990s, Alicia Silverstone, Cher Horowitz, ALICIA, Dove Cameron, Alicia Silverstone Alicia Silverstone, Dove Cameron Alicia, Alicia Cher

"Just in case everyone is getting too carried away with the apparent wonders of the computer age..."

"... Clifford Stoll is here with a warning in 'Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway.' There may be roadblocks up ahead," cautions Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in a 1995 NYT book review, "Feeling Hornswoggled By the Computer Age," which I stumbled into — I kid you not — because I was searching for the word "hornswoggle" in the NYT archive. Hey, you have your research projects, and I have mine.Anyway, I was up for reading and blogging the review because — 1995! I want to see ...
Tags: Email, Law, Computers, Connecticut, The Future, Postal Service, Clifford Stoll, 1990s, The Web, Stoll, Ann Althouse, Lehmann Haupt, Christopher Lehmann Haupt

Decades Party Outfit Ideas

First, 20th, 40th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th, 2000th decade party? Still stumped on the perfect outfit for your favorite era? We've got you covered. Total 1950s vibes over here! For some, a decades party is just another one of those college party themes that requires you to hit up Party City or Amazon to get a solid costume. For others, it’s a night to pretend you live in another era and add your style to the retro look. Maybe you’re a flapper from the '20s, a hippie in the '70s. The possibilitie...
Tags: Amazon, College, Asos, 1940s, 1990s, 1960s, 1980s, 1920s, 1970s, Gatsby, Jackie Kennedy, Party City, Tie Dye, Fashion Tips, 2000s, Decades

'90s Fashion Icons: Jennifer Aniston

Here's how to copy Jennifer's style from 'Friends'! '90s nostalgia is real. Twisted chokers are back in stores. Aladdin is going back to theaters. Netflix just paid $100 million dollars to keep Friends streaming another year. And people can't get enough! To celebrate, we've chosen '90s fashion icons that you need to know about to get on board with this '90s revival. Last week we looked at Hollywood's reigning monarch Julia Roberts. This week, we are a taking a trip to Central Perk and copying t...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, College, Friends, Inspiration, Earth, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Asos, 1990s, Jen, Golden Globe, Rachel, Jennifer, Rachel Green

'90s Fashion Icons: Julia Roberts

Our favorite "Pretty Woman" never goes out of style. Here's how to get her look! No decade's style is quite as nostalgic for us as the 1990s which is exactly why '90s everything is back in! Over the past few weeks, we've been covering nine fashion icons of the '90s you need to know about if you want to get on board with the '90s trends that are coming back. In case you missed it, last week was all about Liv Tyler, the music video starlet turned decorated movie actress. This time around, it's al...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, College, Inspiration, America, Julia Roberts, 1990s, Roberts, Julia, Liv Tyler, Retro Style, Julia Roberts Julia Roberts, Richard Gere Julia, Ms Roberts, Julia RobertsBritannica

These Are the 9 Key Pieces You Need to Get Kendall Jenner's Style for Yourself

Want to copy Kendall's cool girl style? Here are the items you need in your closet. Kendall Jenner is practically a household name these days, part of the controversial and influential family that dominates the fashion world. As the only Kardashian sister without a child, Kendall has dedicated her time to professional modeling, walking for high-end designers in New York and Paris. As of this writing, Kendall is the highest paid model in the world, thanks to her incredible social media followi...
Tags: New York, College, Inspiration, Paris, Kardashians, Kendall Jenner, Kardashian, Kim, Levi, Jenner, 1990s, Celebrity Fashion, Kendall, Mom jeans, Crop Tops, Red Urban Outfitters

'90s Fashion Icons: Liv Tyler

She's rock royalty and her '90s style is still worth copying today. The ‘90s are back, and we’ve got you covered if you want to channel the decade in your wardrobe, or just learn a little something about its fashion stars. Previously, I listed the nine '90s fashion icons you need to know about, and each week I'm breaking down a new one. Last week, we went over '90s rock icon Gwen Stefani. Today it's all about actress, model, and '90s it-girl Liv Tyler. Liv Tyler Biography View the original art...
Tags: College, New York City, Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, 1990s, Todd Rundgren, Schoolgirl, Steven, Alicia Silverstone, Liv Tyler, LIV, Arwen, Tilly, Fashion Tips, Bebe Buell