“What better place than here? What better time than now?”
Although I caught all 151 Pokémon and touted my suitcase full of Pogs on the recess playground, I spent the 90s tucked away in conservative Evangelical Christian culture. Practically, this meant I was sheltered from most secular media and lived in a world of Christian alternatives. Radio stations blared Pearl Jam, but I listened to DC Talk and Audio Adrenaline. While most of America was quoting Seinfeld or The Simpsons, I was watching Veggie Tales. When my friends talked about ‘PG-13’ or ‘R’ rated movies, I laughed like I had a clue what they were talking about.
At the beginning of 2013, I got tired of feeling like I didn’t know much about my decade, so I started watching Seinfeld and listening to grunge. I asked friends for recommendations and continued to discover more 90s music, movies, and TV. A year later, I decided to blog about what I had found and what the process has been like. I usually post on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Read more about The 90s Project HERE.
(Cover art is my shot of the underside of the bridge over the Wishkah River in Aberdeen, WA, where Kurt Cobain allegedly spent homeless nights.)