5.26.2010

Special Thoughts with TILTE...

Let's get nostalgic for a sec...

When I was thirteen, I had saved up like a shitton worth of birthday/ Christmas money ($100!!!) and was able to buy myself- get ready for it- A BOOMBOX (cue the angels singing). I remember my mom driving me to the electronics store and inspecting all my options, weighing the pros and cons for each of those magical beasts that not only let me record all my fav songs from the radio, but also play CDDDDD's. I know, you're probably thinking "TILTE, were you born in the stone age or what?" No, I was not born in the stone age. We had a "house" stereo, but after going through 4 kids, that thing was totally beat. I'm talking, just barely breathe on the volume lever and it would go SCREEEECHING up or down in volume. Anyway. I got my own boombox and i loooooved it. My first cd was Stone Temple Pilot's Core and I remember sitting next to my bed, not doing anything other than listening to the cd over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. You get the idea.

Not sure where I was going with that... just wanted to share.

Have you ever noticed you can always hear songs you liked in high school and still like them? See where I'm going with this...? Here's my list of songs that will ALWAYS remind me of high school (in no particular order)...

Hole - Miss World (Poor Court... She was so young and not on [as many] drugs.)

Liz Phair - Supernova

Foo Fighters - I'll Stick Around

Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (Have you tried playing drums to this song on Rock Band? This is some tough shit, seriously.)

Soundgarden - The Day I Tried to Live

Silverchair - Tomorrow (Man, I thought Daniel Johns was hot like nobody's business...)

Space - Female of the Species (I specifically remember being at a Baskin-Robbins and singing this song.)

Ice Cube - Check Yo Self (Hands down, this song always get my shoulders pumpin.)

Big Pun - Still Not a Player (I'm only marginally embarassed by this one.)

The Breeders - Cannonball

Folk Implosion - Natural One

Eels - Novacain for the Soul

Spacehog - In the Meantime

Butthole Surfers - Pepper (I specifically remember being at a Spudnuts and singing this song.)

God Lives Under Water - From Your Mouth

Which songs always remind you of high school? Let's share!


In more essiting news...

I came across two websites designed for people just as narcissistic as you and me (okay, more me). They're called MorphThing and In20Years. (EDIT: I totes forgot to give thanks and praise to Brooke and Andie for sharing these blessed sites with me.) Examples below:

(Okay, so I can't actually save my "In 20 Years" pic, so you'll have to click on this link.) (Also, I'd like to add, this is me in THIRTY years, not twenty. And it's also after I've become a drug addict. And a zombie.)

And for the morphing finale... this is what you get when you cross TILTE...

And Charlize Theron as famed female serial killer, Aileen Wuornos...

Aaaaaaaaand TA-DA!

You can thank me for that later. (Thanks to Ali Z. for inspiring me to post this pic of my alter ego, TILTE Wuornos.)

14 comments:

Wombat Central said...

Okay, I didn't even upload my pic to "In 20 years" because I feel like I pass that lady in the mirror every day as it is. *shudder*

Love "Female of the Species" and "In the Meantime." How adorable you remember them from HIGH SCHOOL. Okay, get on your time travel suit for some of my high school faves:

Thomas Dolby "She Blinded With Science"
J. Geils Band "Freeze Frame"
Kate Bush "Sat in Your Lap"
The Fixx "Stand or Fall"
Duran Duran "The Reflex"
Tears for Fears "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout"
Aha "Take on Me"
Culture Club "Karma Chameleon"
Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round"
Genesis "Abacab" and "Mama"

I could go on, but I'll spare you the trip down memory lane with my cane.

Heff said...

Quiet Riot - Cum on feel the noize, lol !

Alejandro said...

I'm surprised King Missle's "Detachable Penis" isn't on the list

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

wombat- those are all artist/ bands/ songs i listen to right now ("Good Heavens, Miss Sakamoto, you're BEAUTIFUL!"). also, i post the kate nash Wuthering Heights vid on my fb at least once a month for shiggles.

heff- coincidentally also in high school, my bff had this weirdo internet friend who's screenname had "riot" in it. we used to call him QuietRiot.

alex- i.hate.that.song.

Danielle said...

I freaking loved silverchair. And all my friends made fun of me before they got big.

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

danielle- did you know he ended up battling with severe anorexia? so sad for my poor daniel johns...

but the good news is that he and ex-wife natalie imbruglia split up back in '08, so it looks like he's back on the market.

mina2 said...

i saved up for an aiwa boom box w/ 3 cd holder. it was epic. i listened to jane's addiction nothing's shocking/ the kinks/ new order/ ramone's and beastie boys licensed to ill. i thought i was clever using parts of these songs as the outgoing message on my answering machine. i don't need to morph into aileen wuornos because i look exactly like her every morning. do you wink at yourself in the mirror?

mina2 said...

i also heart cherub rock.

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

at one point, i had Spice Up Your Life by the spice girls on my outgoing message. and i was definitely old enough to know better.

rachel said...

gah! why were we not bff in high school?? that is seriously the playlist to my heart... i remember the last tape i bought was smashing pumpkins siamese dream and the first CD was silverchair's frogstomp. oh daniel johns!!! it's like i totally don't feel old and then i remember i owned TAPES.

RN Mama said...

I was laughing out loud about the boombox, because while I didn't save my money, I did get one for my entire Christmas present one year:) My first CD was Ace of Base...yeah, I was lame.

Your picture of you in 20 years is most likely going to give me nightmares. Was that a scar on your face or an indentation from bad plastic surgery? Frightening.

RN Mama said...

Oh and my songs that remind me of High School? Pretty much the entire Jagged Little Pill CD by Alanis! I can still sing every word to every song.

LaceyRee said...

The #1 song that reminds me of high school would have to be AC/DC Back in Black because my school colors were black and orange and the football team thought they were the absolute shit (and I guess they were, for a small hick town that revolved around high school football games and 4H fairs) and every time they entered a room the song played, announcing their entrance.

thisgirlbeck said...

omg.... i still listen to those songs now!!! so remind me of high school. also garbage and no doubt (tragic kingdom album, hanson, anything by sublime.... ahhhhh good times

-becky

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