Monday, July 04, 2005

It Was a Long Time Ago

I was cleaning my room a few weeks ago and unearthed a piece of paper with a list of songs on it, written in a clumsy hand. It must date back to around 1995 or so. I think I was jotting down my favourite songs at the time for posterity's sake.

I'd forgotten about a lot of them.

Here they are as they appear on the paper:

White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Bright as Yellow - Innocence Mission
Misirlou - ?
Trigger Happy Jack - Poe
Canon - Self
Sober - Tool
Diamond Sea - Sonic Youth
Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
Awake - Letters to Cleo
Natural One - Folk Implosion
In September - Hayden
These Days are Old - Spooky Ruben (sic)
Pets - Porno for Pyros
Just - Radiohead
People of the Sky - Sloan
Underwhelmed - Sloan
I Hate My Generation - Sloan
Canonball - The Breeders
A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
Spin the Bottle - Julianna Hatfield
Low - Cracker
Bright Yellow Gun - Throwing Muses
Today - Smashing Pumpkins
Vow - Garbage
She Don't Use Jelly - Flaming Lips
One of Us - Joan Osbourne
Walk this World - Heather Nova
Common People - Pulp
Supersonic - Oasis
Sweater Song - Weezer

All in all, it's not totally embarrassing (except for Joan Osbourne, maybe). I'm pretty proud of 1995 me for digging Jefferson Airplane and The Breeders. (Does anyone remember the band Self? I've been trying to find that song for ages. The lyrics go something like: "Are you just unwanted noise?" They used to play it on the Edge a lot. Maybe it was a new music search band. Please help me out, if you can.).

Speaking of musical archaeology, I just re-discovered a song I was super obsessed with during late highschool. Years later, "Pineapple Head" by Crowded House still kills me. KILLS. ME. My God. Please download it now. (Lucid as hell? Not so much.)

(Now playing: "Pineapple Head", Crowded House)


Blogger Andrew said...

Misirlou is Dick Dale . . King of the Surf Guitar!

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh, good ol' pineapple head by Crowded House. My second favourite band next to the Grapes of Wrath (i will leave my name as anonymous, but you know who it is!)

1:29 PM  
Anonymous John Pee said...

I know who anonymous is too!

I remember one of the worst car rides of my life was one early morning in the K-car and Low by Cracker came on the radio.

I think dad and I were going fishing or golfing and he decided to give me the drug talk in light of the lyric "hey hey hey, like gettin' stoned."

It was very uncomfortable and like 6 months too late.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Sofi said...

Andrew: Like duhhh, I knowww that. But fifteen-year-old me did not. She also didn't know how to spell "cannonball", apparently. I have to stay true to 1995.

Anonymous: I found that photograph of you and I at Milford Manor wearing some pretty fly clothes. I'll scan it and email it to you.

John: Remember when mom and dad found drug paraphenalia in your locker when you were in grade 9 and yelled at you for 6 months straight and because they were just so exhausted from yelling at you, they neglected me emotionally? That was HILARIOUS!

...oh wait

6:19 PM  
Anonymous hilary said...

sofikins... self is one of r.cas' all time favorite bands! i am sure he has that song, as well as many others, seeing as how he owns every album.

you are way WAY cooler than i am... before i met castle, i had never heard of self. updates on the band: the lead singer is currently touring with beck. and unfortunately, the guitarist (and lead singer's older brother) recently passed away.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Sofi said...

Holy neato! I'm so happy I'm not the only person who remembers them.

Please remind me to ask Castle about Self the next time we hang all out.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...


my bad - it's the compulsive music nerd in me . . . I try to contain him but sometimes he . . . I, I . . . I can't go on

(sobbing uncontrollably in the corner)

10:34 AM  
Blogger Langblog said...



man she was right up there in my tracy bonham/hole/bikini kill school of bitch rock in high school!

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can find a bunch of Self mp3s at

3:45 PM  
Blogger Sofi said...

Thank you so much, kind anonymous stranger!

7:39 PM  

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