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Posts tagged ‘1995’

Wrecks and candy

May 11th, 2018

The mid-Nineties were a boom time for promotional CD compilations. Unholy alliances between record labels and other commercial concerns were nothing new, but they did attain a distinctly plaintive quality during the generational marketing shift of the Alt-splosion Era. From the labels’ standpoint, these deals meant some easy licensing revenue and a passing chance at […]

The comedy troupe’s name was “As Yet Unknown.” It was an slight modification of my original suggestion “As Yet Unnamed,” because “unknown” better fit the rhyme scheme for the theme song Leech wrote and he had a weird thing about making cosmetic changes to assert a semblance of control. Besides Leech and me, the original […]

Image is everything

April 13th, 2018

It’s the spring of 1995, and I am nearing the end of an agonizingly long Green Line trip to Brookline. I’m doing it to meet a friend, one I had been estranged from for a couple of years but have recently reconnected with. In the time since we went our separate ways, he had moved […]

Dead alive in 1995

April 6th, 2018

I remember next to nothing about MTV’s Club Dead, apart from the lingering feelings of horror and disdain the whole “full motion video” CD-ROM game fad of the early-to-mid-Nineties instilled in me. Ballyhooed as the “Next Big Thing,” the FMV game thing was really just a massive cop-out that took advantage of the CD-ROM format’s […]

In the fall of 1991, ed I leveraged my popular Warhammer RPG campaign into a successful bid for the Sci-Fi Club’s presidency. It was an uncharacteristically outward-facing move for me, ed but I was motivated by a intense dislike of the org’s incumbent president — a patronizing “alpha” geek who wielded the leadership gavel with […]

No fate but what we made

January 9th, 2015

The November 1995 issue of Spin Magazine was dedicated to The Future, dosage which is to say “The World That’s Coming But Not from the Direction or in the Manner You Anticipated.” As our species loves its round numbers and decade-perceived flow of history, buy many of the features speculated about the not-entirely-far-flung techno-fantasy land […]

The voice of degeneration

February 11th, 2013

As I leave and breathe, infertility look who has crawled out between the floorboards of willfully forgotten history! It’s the Zima Dude! I know a number of folks who actually dug whatever the hell Zima’s “refreshing alcoholic beverage” was supposed to be, info and have no reason to dismiss their fondness as a form of […]

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