Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tune in Tuesday (3) - 90's Edition!

Tune in Tuesdays is a weekly music feature hosted by the fabulous Ginger at GReads. As you may know, I am ridiculously addicted to music... so much so that I think I may love it more than books. *Gasp!* Shocking, I know. Anyway... Each week you can post about a new or old song to share the love of music! So link up and join the fun!

Greetings again, music lovers! Last week I did something a little different and featured three songs from artists in the 90's that I still love. Let me tell you, it was seriously difficult to narrow it down. This week I wanted to do another "something different" and pay tribute to those artists/songs I didn't know existed in the 90's, but I love today! This was also incredibly difficult to narrow down, but here goes nothin'! Aaaaaaaand cue music!

Oh Travis, how I wish I had known you back in the day! This is very possibly my FAVORITE of their songs... of all time. Well, thus far anyway. I will forever thank my friend Bridgie for introducing me to the wonderful world of Travis!
(psst... did you see the kilt? :D)

Another band I wish I knew of is Carbon Leaf. Sure, I found them in my first year of college (2000-2001... yes, I know I'm old. lol), but I wish I had been savvy to them in '95 when their first album (Meander) came out. I love their sound and each album they've produced is amazing, in my opinion. Though 2004's Indian Summer is my favorite, 1999's Ether-Electrified Porch Music has one of my favorite Carbon Leaf songs ever. I hope you enjoy!

Thank goodness for the accessibility of the internet and a voracious appetite for music! Without those two things I would probably have never discovered Guster. Finding them a few years ago, they're definitely considered one of my better-late-than-never bands.

I can't believe I didn't hear about this next band when they first came out. I mean it. I must have been the only person who hadn't heard of Weezer back then! Okay, I'm sure this isn't true, but it certainly feels like it. It took until 2002 for me to get my first (that I can recall) taste of Weezer... at a talent show... where a guy sang a revamped, Christmas version of Say It Ain't So. When my roommates found out I had no idea that was a cover of a real song, they insisted I listen to the album. From then on I was hooked. Thank you, you fabulous roomies!

I'm so sad the 90's edition of Tune in Tuesday is now over, but I'm looking forward to sharing more current favorites with ya! See you next week, music lovers.

For more 90's music awesomeness, check out these:
Week 1 featuring: The Cranberries
Week 2 featuring: Green Day, Matchbox Twenty, Muse & Sarah McLachlan


  1. Travis is new for me too. Unfortunately, I only know of about 2 songs by them. Must do more listening.

    Weezer! I featured them last week I believe with "Buddy Holly".


  2. @Marissa - Yes, you must listen to more Travis! I seriously love them. :) I remember your Weezer post! That video always makes me giggle.

  3. I *love* Travis! Flowers in the Window, As You Are ahhhh I could go on! Why Does It Always Rain on Me was the first song I heard by them though! They have an amazing cover of Hit Me Baby One More Time!

    Guster is good too! I too learned about them when I was a little older and actually in my friends dorm room at college in about 2002 or so!

    Carbon Leaf sounds really good! I like it.

    Great post! :)

    My post this week: http://bookcrookliza.blogspot.com/2011/08/tune-in-tuesday-90s-edition-4.html

  4. @Book Crook Liza - ME TOO! Travis is amazing. I don't know that I've heard their cover of Hit Me Baby... might just have to check it out! lol. And yes, Carbon Leaf IS really good. I have pretty much every album they've ever made. Heheh. Thanks for your comment!

  5. I love Travis! when I was younger I went through a period where I would listen to their music non-stop. No other band could get a look in. Makes me proud to be Scottish haha. Great choice!

  6. aww Travis!! they have a special place in my heart (you'll find out why in the coming weeks of Tune in Tuesday). Guster!! Weezer!! awesome picks this week.

  7. What was I doing in the 90's that I missed Travis? Today was a first for me. The joy of this Meme, discovering new music!

  8. Thanks for the intro to Travis, Carbon Leaf and Guster. I hadn't heard their music before.

    LOOOOVE Weezer! They're one of my all time faves.

  9. @Jennifer - ME TOO! I wish I'd known about them sooner, but I'm happy to call them a favorite now.

    @Ginger - More Travis?! Sweet! And thanks! I like my picks, too.

    @Tee - I know, that's what I wondered too! I'm glad you were able to discover something new & AMAZING. :D

    @Jen - You are most welcome! I hope you are able to enjoy more of them, too. Weezer is a classic... I have no idea where I was when they came out. Off in la la land, no doubt. lol


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