Location: Montreal

Thursday, July 13, 2006

correlation of the seemingly unrelated

while listening to Dinosaur Jr this morning i somehow came to the realization that my going through puberty plotted an almost exact trajectory with the popularity of Grunge music.
for example: at the very beginning of the 90's, puberty/grunge seemed to come out of nowhere. and then, suddenly, it was everywhere.
ever present.
those first few shakey years of the decade absolutely reeked of puberty/grunge.
everything was new and exciting.
it was an age of exploration; anything was possible.
long hair was sprouting up everywhere. everywhere.
and for a while it seemed like puberty/grunge would take over the entire world and maybe change it forever.
but then, by mid-decade, things had cooled off considerably.
puberty/grunge wasn't new or exciting anymore.
things became gratuitous.
puberty/grunge's once edgey edge had been dulled by drug use and mountainous sarcasm; things began to feel forced, awkward.
people began sporting "Puberty/Grunge Is Dead" t-shirts.
and maybe it was.
maybe it was time to give those young nubile teen starlets a fair shake.
those were heady times alright.
i'll never forget them.
and things will probably never be like that again.
thank god.

[update!: armpit hair is starting to get really thick!]
[update2!: what the fuck do you mean Soundgarden broke up?]


Blogger kait said...

did you know that males are going through puberty untill they are on average 25 years old.

Females untill 20 or so.dovfa

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Daryl said...

I would love a Puberty Is Dead t-shirt.

11:50 AM  
Blogger mike said...

i'm on it Hinx.
what color shirt would you like?
any font suggestions?

5:36 PM  

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