Posts Tagged ‘The 90’s’

My Musical Evolution – Part 356 The 90’s Goodbye Cassettes, Hello CD-R

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The last big technological advancement of the 90’s was the addition of a Compact Disc Burner to my computer.  These old technology posts really make me laugh to myself. They all seem so common today but back in 1999 it was new and a big deal.  That image reminded me that blank CD’s used to […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 355 The 90’s Windows Media Player

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At the end of the 1990’s came another technological change that had a pretty big impact on how I manage my music. It was Windows Media Play 6.4.  If you have been following along, you know that I have always treated my Compact Discs like Master Recordings. I didn’t expose them to scratchy CD wallets or leave them languishing in […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 354 The 90’s Metal Relapse

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How can a guy who loves Jazz Café, Loreena McKennitt, and New Age Music also be into a German metal band like Rammstein? I guess you take the boy out of The Metal Years but you can’t take The Metal Years out of the boy.  Although it had been years since I was wild about Metal music, I couldn’t help […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 353 The 90’s Jazz Cafe Worlds Away

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Gambling on new music had become a way of life in The 90’s. The Jazz Cafe series started with a guess. It was the same place that I had picked up the Relaxation: A Time To Dream double disc New Age album. Meijer had a music department and like most department store music departments, it focused […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 352 The 90’s Northern Exposure

One of my favorite TV shows of all time is Northern Exposure.  Mary started watching it from the beginning. I got hooked somewhere around the 2nd or 3rd episode. It is hard to explain why I like it so much. I’m sure part of it was because of my time in the wooded mountains of […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 351 The 90’s Loreena McKennitt

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Sometimes the spreading of musical influence is like a virus that infects a person who then passes it along to the next. We’ve talked about how My Musical Evolution has been nudged into different directions by seemingly small pebbles in the road. Here is another example. My love of Loreena McKennitt’s music is due to bagel crumbs in a […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 349 The 90’s Windows 95 And More Worth Mentioning

You might be wondering how Windows 95 plays into My Musical Evolution. Well it does for a couple of different reasons the smaller and more direct of those is the Windows 95 install CD.  Most people install, wait let me back up. Back in 1997 most people we very new to Windows based computers. Doesn’t […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 348 The 90’s Recap And Worth Mentionings

So I am at the point in My Musical Evolution where we are approaching another big technology change. Before I get to that I thought I’d take a moment to reflect and summarize a little. All year long, I’ve been concerned about how the last couple of months would play out.  I feel like this […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 347 The 90’s X-Files

Like just about everybody else in the 90’s, I got drawn intoThe X-Files. How could I not? It was designed for me to watch.  Paranormal, Extra-terrestrial, Supernatural, Conspiratorial? These are a few of my favorite things. The theme song was eerie and haunting too. I had to have it. I found Songs In The Key […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 345 The 90’s Columbia House Roulette On The Sun

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Another winner from my Columbia House Roulette Game was Smash Mouth.  It is hard to be objective having listened to this album for the last 15 years. Would I have eventually bought it anyway? Hard to say. I think I probably would have but getting by surprise was a good experience. Can you remember the first time you heard […]

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