Tunes that got me through my teen years

In response to Em’s response to a segment she heard on NPR…

What she had to say…

NPR did this music blog asking people what albums got you through your teenage “angst” or were cathartic when all that mayhem was going on.

So these are the albums that got me through my terrible teens

*Note: not necessarily my top albums, just the ones on replay.

1998-2004 (13-19)

  • Hours…, Low – David Bowie
  • Version 2.0, BeautifulGarbage – Garbage
  • Different Class, His ‘n’ Hers – Pulp
  • Dizzy up the girl – Goo Goo Dolls (I still have this somewhere, where is it?)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Soundtrack (show)
  • La Lune – Sarah Brightman
  • Surfacing – Sarah McLachlan
  • Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morrisette
  • Return of Saturn – No Doubt
  • The Science of Things – Bush
  • Placebo, Without You I’m Nothing – Placebo
  • Vespertine – Björk
  • The X-Files the Album
  • Parachutes – Coldplay
  • White Blood Cells – The White Stripes

These are the ones I can think of at the moment, but I’m sure there were plenty more. I remember these sitting in my cd players for days at a time.

pieces of me… flickr style!

The flickr mosaic meme: (filched from cleo)

01. Answer each of the questions below the cut using the [Flickr] search engine. (ETA: I’ve changed the URL so it will automatically search “Most Interesting” for you.)
02. Choose a photo from the first three pages.
03. Copy the URL of your favorite photos [here].
04. Then share with the world.

01. First Name: Gricel. Kind of hard to find, so I searched for “graceful”. I love that this image is all green and serene.

02. Favorite Food: Cold sesame noodles. I love noodles in general, but these are a special treat.

03. Hometown: Miami, FL. What does this poor bedraggled bird have to do with Miami… absolutely nothing! But it came up in the search and I thought it was fantastic.

04. Favorite Color: Purple. I love purple, it’s such a rich, ostentatious color.

05. Celebrity Crush: Kate Winslet is my celebrity girlcrush. Why not a male crush? Because I don’t particularly admire any male celebs :/

06. Favorite Drink: tea. It’s what makes you British when you’re not 😛

07. Dream Holiday: Edinburgh, Scotland. I spent a day there during the Great British Adventure of ’05 and can’t wait to go back.

08. Favorite Dessert: Pumpkin Pie. Like the sesame noodles, I eat it so rarely that it’s extra special to me.

09. What I Want To Be When I Grow Up: I want to a) be surrounded by books, b) write.

10. What I Love Most In The World: I can’t say exactly, but I love reading in the sun on a lazy day.

11. One Word That Describes Me: Bookish. Well, I am.

12. My LiveJournal Name: _acciobrain. From the scene in the Department of Mysteries when Ron says, “Accio Brain!” so Weasly cakes were apropos.

1. Meeting the pregnant princess of the forest, 2. Cold Sesame Noodles, 3. Are you friend or foe?, 4. he loves me/he loves me not., 5. Metamorphosis, 6. coffee & the city, 7. Victoria Street, Edinburgh, 8. early Thanksgiving, 9. bookshelf spectrum, revisited, 10. 366/16 Saturday morning sun, 11. heaven on earth, 12. Weasley cakes!