Being on a plane gives me too much time to think. Time to think isn’t something I have a lot of these days. I’m usually focused on the next thing to do: work, Ben, life. On planes, it’s like the world is on hold. It’s me and my thoughts and five hours to to NYC.
Tonight, I somehow got an Our Lady Peace song stuck in my head, which led me down a YouTube path to find Random Canadian Alt-Rock From The 90s. There’s a handful of songs I remember from when I was in and out of Vancouver, when the local rock station dominated my listening habits. Some are ACF bands, some just had a catchy Top 10 hit that now hits me with a serious nostalgia wave when I hear it. Some bands hit during the year I was working at a Future Shop in Victoria, when we listened to whatever the CD department was playing. I can tell you most of what was on Big Shiny Tunes 2, or exactly when Savage Garden became annoyingly huge in 1997.
But I’m going to cut the nostalgia off now. This is, far too much, what I seem to choose to do on planes: drift back into the past, instead of focusing on what I’m on the plane to do (meetings in NYC! pitches! presentations! strategy!) I’ve been having an interesting year of work – not in the “may you live in interesting times” sense, but in the genuinely interesting way. I should be able to keep that up.
However, here is a short list of random 90s CanCon. Feel free to chime in on these, folks. Let’s relive our childhoods!