cait +tiff

C / A Rainy Friday Morning in 1996

Leave a comment

I wore a LOT of flannel in the mid 90’s. I tried wearing steel-toe boots once but I tripped and skinned both my knees. There was a phase where I wanted to die my hair fire-engine red, but I couldn’t commit to it, so it ended up this weird orangey-sad-blonde. The grungy-badass thing was not a great fit for me.

1996 was the year that Romeo + Juliet (the movie) came out. Leo and Claire came barging into my awkward consciousness, convincing me that love is only true love if it involves dramatic prose, Venice Beach, bed forts, drag shows, and a lot of crying. It has not been proven otherwise.

Garbage joined the Cranberries, Nirvana, Fiona Apple, The Smashing Pumpkins and 4 Non Blondes in my Discman rotation when I was 13. This meant that a song like “I’m Only Happy When it Rains” was taken literally. Since I grew up in Tucson, Arizona (where sunshine was born), I spent a lot of time in my room, writing in my diary and jamming hard to this.

So on this rainy Friday morning in Phnom Penh, I revisit Garbage and reconsider going all out with the Manic Panic.

caitsig

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s