I watched part of The Crow last night (yeah, just part...we had to turn it off it was so bad) and was struck by how much of a solidified, historical aesthetic the '90s already has, just as much as the '80s or the '70s are a static time capsule of cultural silliness. Yes, it was when I saw the faux-wet goth haircut of that "Craven" guy (real subtle name there, excellent foreshadowing) that I experienced the Proustian recollection and realized that I'm no longer "becoming a man", I'm just "a man". The time of Jnco jeans and Darias is over. And it was a simpler time, was it not? No 9/11, no three simultaneous wars, no economic disaster and no Snooki. Listen to these mp3s and pine for these more pastoral days of yore. Read along with the clips here.
Find the rest of my "Ten Secs of _0s" column here, and listen to my radio show here. Next up is the exciting conclusion...Every Top 100 song ever! Plus I'll release the software I used to produce these chartsweeps along with a contest to showcase your supercut on my upcoming FMU marathon premium!