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By LodeRunner (Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 05:13:35 PM EST) imdb, music, time, spice girls, movies, nostalgia (all tags)
An observation on the perception of time. Clicking around from the IMDB Bottom 100 list, I got to Spice World. Those girls were big in the pop world not that long ago and some of them are still making headlines. I wouldn't expect the spotlight comment in its IMDB entry to be titled like this:


When I was seven and this movie came out, it was the biggest thing around. Everyone wanted to be the Spice Girls. After they split up and weren't cool anymore, everyone forgot about the movie. But ho, ho, what's this? Years later, here I am cleaning out my old Disney and Barney videos and stumble across my old friend that I used to watch everyday. Even at my old age of fifteen, never failed to crack me up.

Obviously, this isn't meant to be a contender for Oscars. Anyone can see that. But I can't find much to hate about a movie that's practically the visual to go along with the song "Girls just wanna have fun." That's all it is, fun. And a lot of good fun at that. It's just a guilty pleasure, and it's so much fun to watch it with old friends singing into hair brushes and wearing feather boas. You just need to keep in mind that it was publicity for their new record and it's not meant to be one of those heavy movies you over-analyze. Recommendation: This movie is much funner when you watch it jumping up and down on a couch like a seven year old.

Come to think of it, she's reminiscing about "half a lifetime ago". That's just amazing...

Enough with the 80s flashbacks, I say. Make way for the next generation to fondly remember their 90s.

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It's funny by blixco (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Apr 09, 2006 at 05:50:25 AM EST
how these things work.  I think we're finally done with the 70's, no?  They're cancelling "That 70's Show" and Old Navy ads no longer have disco songs.  So I think we're done with the 70s.

The 80's don't seem to be the same thing, marketing-wise, because the trends of the 80s, fashion-wise, were so uniquely awful.  Like tbeehive hairdos, they embody something so hideous that they can only be made fun of.  The music, though.... My brother and sister-in-law have nights where they sit around listening to 80s music, and it's like drugs.  They sit and stare into space, remembering.

Their son, my 15 year old nephew, one of his favorite bands is Pearl Jam.  Reminds him of his childhood.  Like the Stones' early 70's work does for me.

101X, the local rock station, plays "alternative" music...ironically, all of it is what I would call "oldies": everything from 1990 through 1995.

This myspace version of the MTV generation doesn't seem to need to look back, though.  They get nostalgic about their childhood, the stuff that wasn't completely disposable (culturally) is still around...Pearl Jam, for instance, is about to release a new album.  The Simpsons have been around for all of my nephew's life.  Everything else was a blink of an eye, and nothing is left but the occassional dusty DVD or random trivia question.
Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco

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