blurds asked:

I was completely floored that you lead your mix off with Bran Van of all people and then I remembered that you're Canadian which leads me to wonder if there is an alternate northern universe where people have heard of that band? Because I loved them but I thought I was basically the only one

In Canada we have a “Canadian Content” requirement that dictates 35% of all media content on our television/radio stations must be Canadian in origin. This occasionally gives Canadians a slightly altered worldview about what kind of music was popular in “”“”America”“”” during any given decade (apparently ‘Prozzak’ just did not happen in the US the way it did here????). 

'Drinking in L.A.' was a moderate radio hit in Canada, but more importantly, it was chosen to help fill out the CanCon roster of the compilation album, BIG SHINY TUNES 2, which - and I am not exaggerating here - was basically the fucking bible to every kid and teenager who fancied themselves above the “pop trends” of the late 90s (although I personally swear by Big Shiny Tunes 3, because it has both Radiohead AND Placebo and not a single instance of goddamn Sugar Ray).

I’ve never thought to check out Bran Van 3000 beyond that one song even though it’s a nostalgic favourite of mine! I guess it’s never too late!

☺Shiny Happy People: 90’s MEGA MIX (everything but the boybands)- a mix for people who still know all the words to ‘Semi-Charmed Life’, but did not understand the full implications of that line about crystal meth when it came out -
The 90s had what is possibly the most bizarrely diverse pop-music landscape of the 20th century. The 90s was the preceding four decades thrown in a blender and taken straight with a hit of ecstasy in the basement of a skeezy goth-club. It was Fin de Siècle re-imagined as a long-suffering, disinterested sigh.
So here’s my 90’s Mix! 56 tracks attempting to cover every other genre that was popular in that really-not-so-crazy decade. It’s p. heavily biased towards mid-nineties alt-rock (because I was one of THOSE kids), but I tried to throw a bone to every other genre that was popular in the 90s except for that weird, throwback swing thing that happened in ‘99. To keep myself from falling into an endless hole of 90’s music, I gave myself a few rules for this mix. All of the songs on this list are:a) Singlesb) Songs that I liked when they were culturally relevantc) Songs that I wouldn’t be especially embarrassed to be caught listening to in 2013
Keep in mind, I was only thirteen years old when the 90s ended, so this mix isn’t exactly sophisticated, but it’s a pretty good representation of my childhood and I hope it works as a concentrated hit of nostalgia for other assholes born in the 80s and as a decent primer to the bizarre pop-music atmosphere that we grew up in for those of you who are a little too young to have ever owned a bright yellow waterproof Walkman.
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FULL TRACK LIST IS [HERE]

Shiny Happy People: 90’s MEGA MIX (everything but the boybands)
- a mix for people who still know all the words to ‘Semi-Charmed Life’, but did not understand the full implications of that line about crystal meth when it came out -

The 90s had what is possibly the most bizarrely diverse pop-music landscape of the 20th century. The 90s was the preceding four decades thrown in a blender and taken straight with a hit of ecstasy in the basement of a skeezy goth-club. It was Fin de Siècle re-imagined as a long-suffering, disinterested sigh.

So here’s my 90’s Mix! 56 tracks attempting to cover every other genre that was popular in that really-not-so-crazy decade. It’s p. heavily biased towards mid-nineties alt-rock (because I was one of THOSE kids), but I tried to throw a bone to every other genre that was popular in the 90s except for that weird, throwback swing thing that happened in ‘99. To keep myself from falling into an endless hole of 90’s music, I gave myself a few rules for this mix. All of the songs on this list are:
a) Singles
b) Songs that I liked when they were culturally relevant
c) Songs that I wouldn’t be especially embarrassed to be caught listening to in 2013

Keep in mind, I was only thirteen years old when the 90s ended, so this mix isn’t exactly sophisticated, but it’s a pretty good representation of my childhood and I hope it works as a concentrated hit of nostalgia for other assholes born in the 80s and as a decent primer to the bizarre pop-music atmosphere that we grew up in for those of you who are a little too young to have ever owned a bright yellow waterproof Walkman.

[ ► LISTEN NOW! ]

FULL TRACK LIST IS [HERE]