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      CommentAuthorKernowdrunk
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2008 edited
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    Listening to not only " Can't be Sure " , but the entire debut album by indie pop safe-bet-to-mention-circa 1990-when- meeting girls-in -purple -doc martens-legends The Sundays. Nostalgia tastes funny.

    Objective feelings are difficult while wallowing in alcoholic time-travel, but they did knit together a lovely sound , combining lots of the 1980's English music that wasn't lounging by swimming pools in Monaco pretending to be heterosexual. The Smiths , Cocteau Twins , The Stone Roses are all there ,about to be brushed aside by the Ministry of Sound and Nirvana. It was beautiful while it lasted.

    Anyway , back to the wine. Not sure if this merits a discussion. Ok then....what music has made people feel rollercoastered by nostalgia recently ? And how did it feel ?
    • CommentAuthorCompy
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2008 edited
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    I heard 'Can't be Sure' for the first time a few weeks ago - not really old enough to remember any of those songs, although I was vaguely aware of them - I really, really love that song. Reading the last issue of Local and being alarmingly wistful...

    Since then a mate of mine who was old enough, just about, has been bombarding me with all sorts of Cocteau Twins, Curve, early Verve, shoegaze stuff, and mumbling incoherently about how he was once 13 and incredibly jealous of his mate's older siblings who would listen to that and get high in the woods. All really good stuff. Not really nostalgia if I wasn't there, though... Instead, I got thrown onto the 'roller-coaster' when I read the first Phonogram trade... endless memories of interchangable front rooms, cheap beer, loud britpop and vague small town boredom...
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2008
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    i listen to that Sundays album once a week, at least. still one of my favourite sad-girl albums.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2008
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    oh, but to answer your question:

    watching Battlestar Galactica and playing Halo 3 just made me realize how much their respective graphics and storyline were straight from the Descent: Freespace games. so i re-installed Freespace 2 and have been performing embarrassingly on it (laptop keyboards just won't do. need a numpad!).
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    Har. My Saturday Night Pastime, given my almost complete lack of a social life and utterly complete lack of money, seems to have become 'mining YouTube for obscure things that I faintly remember from the late 80s'.

    So I've been digging up Gaye Bykers on Acid, Crazyhead, The Bomb Party, Cure, Birthday Party, Mission, Curve, MBV, Mary Chain... fuck, haven't mined House of Love yet. Tonight, we're on Crime and the City Solution.

    How does it feel? Lonely. And scared of being old and straight.
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    I heard Garbage on the radio in a store today and got rushed back to high school pretty fucking fast. It was a depressing feeling, though I still do enjoy the music.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2008
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    @ allana

    I always wanted to get the hang of Freespace 2, but never ever did. Just the basics of thinking and ordering forces in 3D battlespace. What's the numpad trick?
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2008
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    @osmosis, it's just easier to control; no trick. and shooting with your left hand on ctrl and space also leaves your right hand free to steer. mouse-handling is for chumps. though it's never exactly easy to steer around; often i would kill my engines during dogfights as it'd be easier to track my prey/predator without putting me in significantly more danger.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
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    Damnit. I'm thinking of Homeworld 2. My bad.
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      CommentAuthortrini_naenae
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008 edited
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    Blur's Song 2 brings memories to a particular event and place, but those memories are not even vaguely pleasant or nostalgic. I think that is one of the few songs that are directly tied to an event and time. I suppose that's not a proper answer, but that's what first came to mind.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
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    There's one of the DJs on local radio that forgets that we're not in the mid-90s anymore. We still get shit like Spacehog's "In the Meantime" and Monster Magnet's "Spacelord" and I want to stab the radiowaves.

    As far as personal nostalgia trips, I've noticed that the new AC/DC and Metallica releases are making me play the back catalogs a lot more. And I don't really have specific memories of those, since it's pretty much my entire junior high/high school soundtrack. I do hear a lot of the late 90s/early 2000s nu-metal and remember my "band" days. Very few specific songs are etched into my memory though.

    Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock" was the first thing anyone properly played through my first electric guitar.

    Guns 'n' Roses' "November Rain" was the first song that was playing when I broke up in one of those bad romantic comedy movie moments, outside a high school dance.

    Anything from the soundtrack to Moulin Rouge makes me think of my ex-fiance (as does Beethoven's 9th (because we sang it at my first college)).

    Things like that.

    Usually, though, my listening habits are pretty cyclical, so I'll listen to a bunch of stuff from one band or period, remember what that was like the first time I heard it, and then put it away and start listening to something else.