Things that will be 25 effing years old this year that I enjoyed when they originally came out:
—“Hunchback Of Notre Dame” (hey, I was a pre-teen in ’96)
–the debut of “3rd Rock From The Sun” (and my crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt!)
–Aaliyah’s “One In A Million” album
–THE DAMN MACARENA DANCE AND THAT DAMN SONG (no link necessary)
–Fugees’ “The Score” album
–2Pac’s “All Eyez On Me” album
–Toni Braxton’s “Secrets” album
–speaking of, the start of my crush on Tyson Beckford after I saw him in Toni’s “Unbreak My Heart” video
–and, of course, this forever jam and the video that always gets me feeling FIERCE whenever I listen to it!
Just remembering all this had me sprout a gray hair or ten, but to those who say they’d rather go back to 2019 (why?) or 2009 instead of living in 2020 Part 5, you youths don’t know true halcyon days! Take me back to 1996 instead! Sure, I’d have to put up with slow-ass dial-up and that screeching sound from the modem to get the world wide web via Compuserve, but it’s not a bad trade-off when I could also enjoy all of the above and also a time when politics was less polarizing and when real supermodels graced the covers of my fashion mags.