Deadsplinter Up! All Night: That Was 20 Years Ago?

I thought of this song because the lyrics “And you were the sunshine, Heading my frontline, I was alone, You were just around the corner from me” seemed to resonate during this time of social distance. I realized the album, Music for the Morning After by Pete Yorn, was almost twenty years old (2001).

Fun facts: His brother Rick is the talent rep for Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, his brother Kevin is founder and managing partner of Morris Yorn Barnes Levine, an entertainment law firm, and he once did a song with Scarlett Johansson,

So what are your “that can’t be that long ago” songs – what are you surprised is as old as it is? (Can be older, but not younger – old skool baby!)

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  1. I remember that Pete Yorn song, I liked it. Although mostly what I was listening to 20 years ago was this –
    Britney Spears – Oops I Did It Again

    I had a daughter in kindergarten and like every little girl she was obsessed with Britney. I took her and her best friend to see Britney live. They were the envy of the school. Especially the next day when they wore their tour t shirts.

  2. I can’t believe Kiko by Los Lobos is going on 30 years old. Yikes. Still one of the best albums I’ve ever heard.

    Los Lobos – Angels With Dirty Faces

  3. …it’s not the first album to run the idea of a narrative arc that forms the context for the whole affair but I can’t even get over the fact that Plan B’s Ill Manors is the better part of a decade past new at this point let alone that Prince Paul’s Prince Among Thieves is fully 21years old…they grow up so fast…apparently while you weren’t looking

    [with a bit of luck that second link is a full playthrough of the whole album if anyone happens to be at a loose end…]

  4. Also in the ’93-’94-’95-ish range:

    I accidentally scared the crap out of someone riding in the car next to me** in rush hour traffic, as I sang along with it yeeeeeaaaaars ago😆😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣:

    I heard this one, in a story the other night on young Zoroastrians looking for potential partners, at their world conference. The conference happened I LA earlier this year, and it stunned me that this song–GREAT as it is–was STILL being played at a dance young folks were attending;

    One of *my* favorite songs to dance to, at my high school dances (and now looking back, I wonder HOW in the world, this one was actually *allowed* at!?!???🤣)… all the high school dance I went to from the time it got into the hands of the local radio DJ’s, until well after I graduated in 1994;

    And a great interview that talks (at the end) about Johnny’s alternate version of Hurt, from Downward Spiral:

    Of COURSE, there are lots of ‘Jovis for this topic, but the two I’ll share are these–the title track off the album that came out in ’92;

    And the big hit off the album;

    And the song we listened to EVERY practice for the swim team, the first year we *had* a swim team/my senior year:

    **I was about 25, weighed about 130 lbs, am a short (5′ 1/2″ tall) white woman, and have a voice that sounds like a kid’s, just to give you an impression of how physically intimidating/menacing I appeared back then.😆

    The look on the face of the woman next to me, as she looked at me, horrified, then white-knuckled her steering wheel & focused deliberately on the road ahead of her in near-terror was *priceless*!!!🤣🤣🤣

  5. Even without opening that link, I know who that Carter-like artist is that you’re meaning, Lymond😉

    And tbh, that characteristic of his, and his caring & willingness to give back–especially on the down-low (much like another, local, artist–our beloved Strange Little Purple Man💖), is one of the reasons I’ve *maintained* my love for him & the boys in the band😉

    When I saw the pic over on Twitter a few days ago, I thought it was awesome. But it’s also just VERY much Jon. He & Dorothea opened up the first Soul kitchen yeeeeears ago, to help folks out.

    When the Arena League was a bigger thing, in the early/mid ’00s, he really DID take the Soul Foundation stuff seriously. And even though he left the ownership of the organization a decade+ ago, the foundation is still going strong;


    He also tends to sneak in some good, wherever the band goes, when they’re out on the road. This is what happened in MSP a few years ago:

    Tbh, I think I’m *probably* as much a Dorothea fan/geek, and a fan of their partnership with each other, as I am a fan of Jon & the boys.
    She’s been the reason behind SO many of his actions over the years, and she just seems like a really *good* person😉 (plus,I ADORE the fact that those two have managed to stay together & work things out with each other, since *before* all the fame & stardom–and I LOVE the way Jon geeks out about his black-belt, badass wife!😁🤗);

  6. Brian Setzer Orchestra – Jump Jive and Wail

    I was actually a pretty good swing dancer once upon a time. I’d like to take it up again, but Mrs. Butcher’s chronic pain condition pretty much makes that impossible.

  7. How did we not post these yet?!?😬😳😱

    This one will forever remind me of the summer between 5th & 6th grade, when I went to what I know now, as an adult, was a summer camp for… nerds, geeks, and other assorted “smart kids🤣🤣

    And this one was part of a summer doing Shakespeare out in UT:

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