So it’s Sunday night and I’m remembering Wednesday nights in 1995. (Indeed… I just now checked and saw that I was reminiscing about this song back in 2012… sigh.)
Remember Strange Days?
Man, that was the stuff, wasn’t it? Okay, from what I understand, it wasn’t particularly well received by anyone outside of my particular circle but, seriously, within my circle? It was the herald of the magnificent, terrifying, horrible, wonderful future that was 15 minutes away.
Even if you’re not into the movies from way back when (and, seriously, I don’t think that I can recommend this to anyone out there at all except for those folks out there who are wondering “what was it like for Jaybird to be in college in 1995?” because not only are there trigger warnings galore but because the writing isn’t close to being good), you might be one of those people who is into soundtracks from way back when…
And, lemme tell ya, Strange Days had one of those freaking *AWESOME* soundtracks. It was so awesome that you listened to the songs that the bands on the soundtrack released that had nothing to do with the movie.
And so you’re sitting there with your main squeeze saying “dude, listen to this” and s/he says “man, that’s a good song… wanna make out?”
And, after listening to the song? You kinda do.
Here’s Skunk Anansie with their song “Hedonism”. I never, ever, would have stumbled across them without having listened to the soundtrack for Strange Days. Which was surprisingly awesome, despite being forgotten within minutes of having been released. Sigh. 1995 was awesome.
Instead of the official video, which we played way back in 2012, let’s play them playing the song live in 2013. It feels something that the official video hadn’t. Not something more, mind… just something different. (Go back and listen to that one too. Remember 1995. We’ll be here if you need us.)
So… what are you listening to?