Ants Marching...Dave Matthew Band, 1994
Trying to recapture part of the soundtrack from my life during the 90's is my theme for the a-z challenge this year
My themes have typically had some sort of music basis with the likes of movie soundtracks, angsty eighties, sappy seventies. I was reluctant to delve into the nineties...until now. The decade started with huge heartbreak, moved on to college graduation, then floundering to find some purpose in my world, another relationship that was bound to work out until the moment it was destined to go down in flames. By the mid-nineties I was engaged, got married, had my first child and closed out the decade pregnant with my second child. No way could any particular style of music define that decade for me, but maybe it will be fun to try to reconstruct some of what was blasting out of my car's CD player.
As I settled into the mid-nineties, I was also happy to listen to less angst (less of the ex-boyfriend's Grateful Dead for at least a little while) and find something more fresh. My husband and I saw Dave Matthews Band twice, and I was newly pregnant each time (this may explain why we didn't go to any more of their shows). Watching the string player was absolutely mesmerizing! I was a huge fan of Under the Table and Dreaming, as well as So Much to Say off of the album Crash. However, as the band's following grew to epic numbers, my interest waned and stayed rooted with the classic CD I initially fell for.
Here is one of my favorites...