A Life in Music Memories
Then, six years later, during a warm, late summer’s day in 1992 I found it. Pearl Jam – Ten. This album was the first album I ever bought and it is still one of the best records ever made according to me. This is one of my favorite songs from that album:
During a music class in school, our teacher asked us to bring a song to class and play it, kind of like show-and-tell, but with music. I brought this song, and found it kind of ironic, because this song is about a boy that commits suicide in front of his class in school.
My grunge period continued through the whole 90s, but expanded to band s like Bush, Live and The Smashing Pumpkins. In the year of 2000, I literally begged on my knees to be allowed to go to the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Why? Because all the bands I loved were there: Pearl Jam, Live and Bush. Unfortunately, an accident that took nine people’s lives happened during the Pearl Jam concert. I watched as Eddie Vedder fell on his knees crying in front of the chaos. That show was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life and it has made me more careful at crowded shows.
However, my love for grunge never really died — it has always been with me as I continued to explore other types of music.
During the late 90s and the beginning of 2000 I listened to a lot of classic rock. Creedence Clearwater Revival and Dire Straits were two bands I started to like. Dire Straits are a band that is really easy to like, simple rock with amazing musicians.