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10:41am 09/11/2009
 
 
Wronger Than Ten Hitlers
I started university in 2000, which doesn't seem long ago at all. I met a few people through the university society I was in who had started in 1991. 1991 seemed like ONE MILLION YEARS AGO. No internet. No Chris Moyles. No Topshop (not that I had access to, anyway) or garage music. Floppy haircuts, James T-shirts, students buying their clothes from Oxfam instead of Firetrap and Acupuncture, The Word. Another era.

Yesterday, I realised that to a new student of 2009, 2000 is as long ago as 1991 was to me then. I wonder how dated 2000 feels to them.

It has been:
- twenty years since Fool's Gold, Automatic, Unfaithful, Heathers
- fifteen since Parklife, Robson and Jerome, East 17, Clerks
- eleven since Furbys
- ten since The Matrix
- nine since Big Brother (though this surprises me in that how long it's been around)
- Bananarama are as old now as The Beatles were in 1989
 
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 damnspynovels
 
02:07pm 09/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
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Yeah that kinda thinking blows my mind sometimes.

I can recall vividly buying Fools Gold on 12" from Jumbo Records in Leeds.

(More significant would've been the time a couple of months earlier when I bought Happy Monday's WFL on 7" from Jumbo - a shop that until then I'd been afraid to enter for some reason).

If there'd been the internet and LiveJournal etc in 1989, someone would've been posting that OMG I can't believe that Bad Moon Rising is 20 years old right now, feeling that it was only yesterday they were buying the single from Woolies.
 
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