This new Dustinland comicis about having nostalgia for the 90s. But the dumb kind of pop culture nostalgia that fills the Buzzfeeds of the web, although I put some of that in there for the funnies, but nostalgia for an era before 9-11, before Trump, before social media… a time where your biggest worries were personal and petty, not global and apocalyptic. And that’s not to say there weren’t awful things happening in the 90s. It’s just that on one hand, we weren’t quite as aware of them, and on the other hand, they didn’t seem to be threatening the entire fabric of our society.
Posted in politics, pop culture
Tagged 1990s, 2020, 90s, anxiety, apocalypse, covid, democracy, depression, donald trump, fascism, nostalgia, pandemic, politics, quarantine, trump, trump supporters
This week’s Dustinland comic is a true musical story. I have a crazy memory for anything related to music. Friends’ birthdays? Not so much. But anything related to music I like, that’s deeply ingrained.
This strip is about mid-to-late ’90s music. Well, 1996, really. Can you catch all the albums in the background? Check out the comic and then come back and scroll down for the answer!
Tricky – Pre Millennium Tension
Plug – Drum n Bass For Papa
Dr Octagon – Dr. Octagonecologyst
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
Aphex Twin – Richard D James
Underworld – Second Toughest In The Infants
Soul Coughing – Irresistible Bliss
Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Posted in Music
Tagged 1990s, 1996, 1996 music, 90s, 90s music, acid jazz, aphex twin, CDs, endtroducing, music, prodigy, tricky, trip-hop, virgin megastore
This week’s Dustinland comic was inspired by the NYC bombings. I pretty much say all I have to say about the subject in the strip. This is more of a place for people to discuss it. Aside from the 5,000 social media channels I engage on as well. But yes, these last 15 years or so sure do make you wish for the days when the worst thing on the news was the president getting a blowjob.
Posted in environment, politics, pop culture
Tagged 1990s, 90s, bombing, new york, new york city, nostalgia, NYC, philosophy, politics, terror, terrorism, terrorist