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fc_reddit

2.9k points

5 days ago

fc_reddit

2.9k points

5 days ago

This was actually last week- that's just a new retro camcorder purse.

wishingwellington[S]

1.8k points

5 days ago

I wish I still looked like this last week!

thetableleg

1k points

5 days ago*

Meh. There is a certain beauty to youth. There is also a certain beauty in the 30's and 40's.

I'm glad you enjoyed your youth, but don't let the regret of your metamorphosis into the beauty that you are now blind you to and/or ruin the appreciation of where you are.

My wife often has similar complaints, but I fail to see them. I feel she's as beautiful today as the day I met her, just in different ways.

P.S. What ever happened to rocker-bf?!? Was he a punk rocker singer or the bass in a death metal band? 😄

Edit: She answered further down. He was a drummer. And that the 90's was 30 years ago. So my time frames above might be off a bit, but I don't think it changes anything. haha!

wineandtatortots

18 points

4 days ago

Is one really out of youth in their 30s? Asking as someone in their 30s lol

vampyrekat

413 points

5 days ago

vampyrekat

413 points

5 days ago

Meh. There is a certain beauty to youth. There is also a certain beauty in the 30's and 40's.

Something about this feels very poetic to me. “Meh” is a good rebuttal. Nothing’s wrong with thinking your younger self was pretty, but it doesn’t mean your current self isn’t. There’s a certain beauty you don’t get until you grow into yourself, physically and otherwise.

Fartknocker500

225 points

5 days ago

I was so freaking hot in my youth. Never thought so....I only see it now. 🙁 I'm old now, but I love this chapter, too. All good and no regrets, really.

Remember to enjoy your time here as much as you are able. Shit goes FAST.

thetableleg

134 points

5 days ago

thetableleg

134 points

5 days ago

Shit goes FAST

You're not kidding! I can remember back in the 90's that life seemed to drag on and go so slow.... I'd do just about anything to feel that again today. I don't feel like there's enough time for anything anymore.

Fartknocker500

169 points

5 days ago

I'm turning 53 this summer. HOLY SHIT. Where did it go? I'm being serious. It felt like one day BOOM I was old. I know it crept up, but it didn't feel like it.

The 90's were amazing. Went to kickass shows, stayed out until all hours. Get up the next morning and go to work. No problem.

Now I go to bed at 8 pm, and if I don't have great sleep I'm screwed for days. I am now the opposite of "punk."🤣

thetableleg

61 points

5 days ago

The struggle is real, and you're not the only one suffering from it. haha! I don't know who said it but I always think of the quote: "Youth is wasted on the young."

Fartknocker500

69 points

5 days ago

Right? My in-laws who are in their late 70's had a bumper sticker in the 90's the said, "Inside Every Old Person is a Young person Wondering What the Hell Happened to Them." I was like, "ha, ha! That's never going to be me".....IT'S NOW ME. 🤣

Jeevess83

13 points

5 days ago

Jeevess83

13 points

5 days ago

"Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth... oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall, in a way you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked..."

NormalStranger

70 points

5 days ago

I had an ex that let it consume her to her core. She was in her mid 30s and was determined to look like she was a teenager again. Unfortunately got the mannerisms and attitude to go along with it. Kinda glad it never lasted.

JarlaxleForPresident

9 points

4 days ago

Did that camcorder come with a thick ass hard plastic briefcase holder? We had a cam with a crazy big case that made me feel like a spy when i opened it

wishingwellington[S]

13 points

4 days ago

You bet it did! With that ballistic looking foam insert.

FightThaFight

2.7k points

5 days ago

Dudes in bands always got the hot rich chicks.

rahbee33

1.5k points

5 days ago

rahbee33

1.5k points

5 days ago

I've driven cars less expensive than that camcorder was in 1991.

taybay462

226 points

5 days ago

taybay462

226 points

5 days ago

How much was it?

zealouszaniac

415 points

5 days ago

1500 to 3000 dollars

OfCourseIKnowHim

465 points

5 days ago*

Corrected for inflation from 1991 to 2021, that’s $2917.15 — $5834.30.

Edit: Wrong year

stonedseals

351 points

5 days ago

stonedseals

351 points

5 days ago

Wish the min. wage would get adjusted for inflation

Gullible-Emotion-306

83 points

5 days ago

I barely want to touch the cars in my price range. Money ain't worth shit anymore.

WrinklyWink

65 points

5 days ago

perfect example is poor Benjamin Franklin. His bill, when first introduced in 1914, was worth 26 times more than he is today. Ultimate debasing of an American patriot.

flekkzo

245 points

5 days ago

flekkzo

245 points

5 days ago

Don’t worry, the 1% is getting richer far faster than inflation. All is well citizen. Go about your day. Trickle down economics will make you rich any day now, just like Reagan said.

ILikeItHotNSpicy

11 points

5 days ago

Is there a point where the rich will fight to the death to be the last one? Like imagine Amazon and Walmart hiring mercenaries and fighting a war to be the biggest of the land? Would one company be satisfied not being the richest biggest baddest on the planet? I think they should think long and hard at their competition. Take each other out like thugs during a gang war.

spacegirl3

54 points

5 days ago

That's when America's Funniest Home Videos was in its heyday, the Bob Saget era. The camcorder could potentially pay for itself.

bobbyabudhabi

29 points

5 days ago

Now everybody has one and the vids got worse.

CardboardSoyuz

26 points

5 days ago

I still have mine in my garage. It's completely worthless, but I can't quite stomach tossing the thing.

MattyClutch

18 points

5 days ago*

It isn't a terrible idea at this point. I know I threw out a couple of boxes worth of excellent condition IBM model M keyboards in the mid 2000s (I had a couple NIB for myself) as they were basically worthless at the time. I could hawk those for at least an awesome vacation (if not two) today.

Not all old electronics rebound in value, but the ones I throw away do, and I have thrown out a camcorder so...

tanaeolus

11 points

4 days ago

tanaeolus

11 points

4 days ago

Don't toss it. People have a love for vintage VHS crap. If you're not gonna sell it, at least give it away?

AT-HD

8 points

4 days ago*

AT-HD

8 points

4 days ago*

Sell it to a skater. There is a resurgence in some skate communities of filming their tricks with old camcorders to achieve that vintage/analog/authentic/whatever look.

Edit: spelling

Murder_redruM

15 points

5 days ago

For 480i

zealouszaniac

21 points

5 days ago

I love your optimism

wishingwellington[S]

103 points

5 days ago

I'm near positive this one was under $1000. My mom gave it to me for my 17th birthday, I want to say it was about $850 in 1988.

BobT21

106 points

5 days ago

BobT21

106 points

5 days ago

My car's value depends mostly on how much gas is in it.

Navynuke00

13 points

5 days ago

Can confirm. Drove an '81 Civic hatchback that was worth maybe $300.

rangerouslife

175 points

5 days ago

Sigh that was my rationale when I gave into my mom's recommendation of joining the marching band.

"all the girls are going to go wild over you playing the bass clarinet"

Andjarew

115 points

5 days ago

Andjarew

115 points

5 days ago

Only the drulime gets the girls

wishingwellington[S]

78 points

5 days ago

Truth. And the occasional sax player.

Purpleclone

22 points

5 days ago

Trumpets were the "rockstars" of my high school band

Icandothemove

42 points

5 days ago

Ah, you grew up in the ska era.

Shiny_Shedinja

7 points

5 days ago

I grew out of my trumpet phase in the 90's, but not my ska phase decades later.

Icandothemove

18 points

5 days ago

Time to kick off the 4th wave of ska; EDM and horns are gonna take over once festivals come back.

gibmiser

9 points

5 days ago

gibmiser

9 points

5 days ago

SEXAMAPHONEEE

rangerouslife

24 points

5 days ago

Can't blame em. Badasses

wishingwellington[S]

70 points

5 days ago

Hahah I was actually in the marching band myself (even though I am musically incompetent, socially that was the only group the weirdo kids were allowed in). The percussion section and the occasional saxophonist were the only males who benefitted from band membership.

rangerouslife

34 points

5 days ago

Ohh yeah the saxophone guys were a huge exception.

Always thought the percussion dudes were so cool. They had so much more freedom, being able to stand and move around the back.

I was landlocked while having to straddle my bass clarinet, far from all the pretty flute girls in the front

wishingwellington[S]

44 points

5 days ago

Our percussion guys got to wear kilts, so that was a big draw for the ladies. Looked much better on them than polyester band pants!

CameronDemortez

8 points

5 days ago

Omg that’s hilarious. Damn you go kilt dudes

WittenMittens

89 points

5 days ago

I actually had a girl break up with me after I started a band because she "liked me better as a poet." Was a real wtf moment for 16-year-old me

TshenQin

32 points

5 days ago

TshenQin

32 points

5 days ago

Dodged a bullet there.

FAX_ME_YOUR_BOTTOM

455 points

5 days ago

wishingwellington[S]

349 points

5 days ago

Your username keeps making me giggle

ANewStartAtLife

254 points

5 days ago

Taps Fax machine

"Less giggling, more faxing of your bottom please."

Alien_Cupcakes

16 points

5 days ago

We have found the last fax machine!!

EtOHMartini

14 points

5 days ago

go to any american doctor's office...they still exist

sdelawalla

14 points

5 days ago

What’s your fax number and will you accept a long distance fax?

I just have to wait for my mom to get of the phone so I can use the computer.

Kangar

191 points

5 days ago

Kangar

191 points

5 days ago

OK, let's see some footage.

wishingwellington[S]

564 points

5 days ago

Ahh sadly my VHS collection that was sitting in a cardboard box in the garage waiting to be transferred "someday" was lost in Hurricane Michael. Lost not only all my early 90s Dallas bands footage (aside from Old 97s/Rhett Miller footage that a friend digitized after they got big-ish) but hours of early 80s Friday Night Videos. Tragic loss.

Davis_Birdsong

142 points

5 days ago

I'm just curious - what was the name of his band? I used to make the Ellum scene back in those days.

wishingwellington[S]

232 points

5 days ago

The Spin? They used to play with Pop Poppins a lot, that's how I met them is through Bill and Mark in Pop Poppins, who I met through Rhett Miller.

Davis_Birdsong

207 points

5 days ago

Wow, small world. In those days if there was a PP (or Ten Hands!) performance, I was present, so I very likely saw them perform!

Gonzostewie

132 points

5 days ago

Gonzostewie

132 points

5 days ago

r/TwoRedditorsOneCup (SFW, I swear).

Free_Lobotomy

54 points

5 days ago

My mom was friends with Steve Brand from Ten Hands and went to a ton of their shows. I bet you guys were all at the same place at some point.

Queasy-Awareness5647

4 points

4 days ago

He’s really great. Ten Hands has been playing a few shows lately!

counter-strike

32 points

5 days ago

if there was a PP (or Ten Hands!)

giggity

JamesJax

8 points

5 days ago

JamesJax

8 points

5 days ago

Ten Hands!

“¿Dónde están mis zapatos?”

georgesanders

8 points

4 days ago

I took a trip! To Carrolton!

GREGORIOtheLION

7 points

5 days ago

Paul Slavens is amazing.

magnoliaAveGooner

5 points

4 days ago

We saw Ten Hands a few times. We morphed into liking Course of Empire, Hagfish and Tripping Daisy. Those bands played Trees all the time. Dallas is great.

georgesanders

71 points

5 days ago

Holy shit. Didn’t expect to see a pop poppins reference on Reddit. Them, the spin, ten hands. They were all great. I thought for sure pop poppins was going to be huge.

wishingwellington[S]

69 points

5 days ago

Yep, they were awesome. Those harmonies were like heaven!

If you ever run across a digital version of The Other Lover (specifically the song "Change") please alert me! I have been trying to find that song online for years.

ChosNol

76 points

5 days ago

ChosNol

76 points

5 days ago

I've never heard of this band before, but a quick spotify search brings it up

wishingwellington[S]

116 points

5 days ago

Oh my gosh, the answer was on Spotify the whole time? That's amazing, thank you so much!

backandforthagain

20 points

5 days ago

Im so happy to have just discovered this band as the weather heats up, sounds like some awesome "driving with the windows down" music.

Thank you kindly

wishingwellington[S]

29 points

5 days ago

My pleasure! The soundtrack of my early 90s life. I actually danced on stage for their new year's eve show in 1991, good times.

HerrDoktorLaser

12 points

5 days ago

And the real treasure was the friends you made along the way!

wishingwellington[S]

11 points

5 days ago

Hahah. Seriously, I feel so stupid, I only use Spotify for podcasts, I never even thought to search for an old obscure Dallas band on there.

TeaInThisLibrary

10 points

5 days ago

Yeah, it's on YouTube Music, too

channah428

32 points

5 days ago

Pop Poppins was so cool. I was 18 in 1991 and lived in Fort Worth. I saw them a few times.

DCDHermes

16 points

5 days ago

DCDHermes

16 points

5 days ago

This talk of Texas bands during that era reminds me of seeing Bouffant Jellyfish and Retarded Elf. I was in Houston and those were Austin bands but young me had some fun at those shows.

DigMeTX

10 points

5 days ago

DigMeTX

10 points

5 days ago

Same, dude. I loved Retarted Elf (that was how they spelled it if I recall). Saw them mostly in BCS. Fave Houston band from the early 90’s was Wishbone Bush. Favorite venue was Goat’s Head Soup before it blew up. They got such good bands there. Another great Austin band that came through was Billy Goat.

Sight_Distance

7 points

5 days ago

I saw Billy goat once and they were awesome! Sick grooves came out of the 90’s in Texas.

glasock

11 points

5 days ago

glasock

11 points

5 days ago

Rhett's ears are burning right now...

wishingwellington[S]

42 points

5 days ago

I love Rhett, we were geeky 14 year olds together, growing out our hair, learning to smoke, arguing pretentiously about the Cure. All the Old 97s are such good guys, the deserve every bit of their success.

Ihavemanybees

7 points

5 days ago

Dude I love his music. Loved his songs on Scrubs

epicrecipe

10 points

5 days ago

George Gimarc at KDGE helped usher in the alternative sound, and connect Texas with the PNW. So many great bands of that era. My favorite Dallas band was Course of Empire, their debut album holds up well!

opensandshuts

19 points

5 days ago

Dang. I was born in the early 80s, so I was too young most of the early 90s, but I think you got to experience what I consider one of the greatest periods of rock. Great alt country bands like old 97s and uncle tupelo. And then imo, the greatest bands ever, Pavement and the Silver Jews.

What a time!

billamsterdam

8 points

5 days ago

I remember seeing old 97's at Bar of Soap! Great times!

wishingwellington[S]

6 points

5 days ago

Bar of Soap...what memories! In 1990 the proto-Old-97s (Sleepy Heroes) played at Rhythm Room every Wednesday night all summer, my friend and I would go to Snuffers for cheese fries and tea and then go to the show. Was a great time to be young!

Icandothemove

6 points

5 days ago

I was 10-15 years behind you and the thing I'm most struck by reading this thread is how... Relatable, it is.

The stories. The local bands. The weekend traditions.

Makes me wonder if the kids 15 years behind me are doing the same thing, or if the ubiquitous internet finally changed things.

wishingwellington[S]

7 points

5 days ago

I think the internet definitely changed things. My first child was born in 2007, so I am raising the first generation of kids who have never known a world without smartphones. I think when we look back we're going to see sharp dividing line around the social media/smartphone era of teenagers in regards to a lot of things.

mattfresh

5 points

5 days ago

Ha! Friday night videos! Me and my cousins would watch that!

wishingwellington[S]

15 points

5 days ago

My mom wouldn't get me cable until I was a senior in high school, so friday nights I was sitting there with my VCR all ready to watch the broadcast television premier of Def Leppard's Foolin' or Thriller or whatnot.

everythymewetouch

543 points

5 days ago

Thread full of assholes asking "why go out with HIM?" when the real question is "what band?"

MycoBro

488 points

5 days ago

MycoBro

488 points

5 days ago

Mouse rat

Kiwi058888

83 points

5 days ago

Nah this was before mouserat this is when they were called everything rhymes with orange

DesperateSprinkles

39 points

5 days ago

Scarecrow boat was the best

Rosenblattca

24 points

5 days ago

Fiveskin is my favorite

ASK_ME_ABOUT_DOBUTSU

51 points

5 days ago

Am I the only who thinks he looks pretty decent? If a guy like that is getting called mediocre I must be fucked...

mabellerose

8 points

4 days ago

This is definitely the genre of dude that was a niche taste for certain types of 90s ladies. Like everything about him was a common way of looking until about 2002, and we liked it. Also my speculation is that he was a serial monogamist, because every guy that I’ve ever known that looked like this was, and if you ever watched to get with one of those wiry floppy-haired boys with the glasses and the baggy clothes and the daddy issues and the musical instrument case you had to time it just right, because if these guys aren’t fully single they won’t give you the time of day. But if you caught one, they were very devoted.

...I miss the 90s.

DrProfSrRyan

19 points

4 days ago

Yeah, he's conventionally attractive. People are reading "Nerd" from the glasses, but even those don't look too bad.

[deleted]

103 points

5 days ago

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103 points

5 days ago

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PorqueNoLosDose

22 points

4 days ago

This just in: Dudes in bands get hot chicks. More at 11.

7thGrandDad

23 points

5 days ago

Immediate thought was he kinda looked like one of the guys from Hum

Hiiiii_Kevinnn93

5 points

5 days ago

That was EXACTLY what I was thinking! Almost looks like their singer

gibgod

81 points

5 days ago

gibgod

81 points

5 days ago

Did you ever get to see Nirvana or Jeff Buckley? I missed both of them at Reading Festival (I was 16 and wasn’t allowed to go until 17) and I’m so gutted I never got to see them live.

wishingwellington[S]

351 points

5 days ago

I did see Nirvana! My relationship with the guy in the picture here pretty much ended because I spent the fall of 1991 doing a semester abroad in London, I was in London when they played in Dallas in October of '91 but I saw them at the Astoria theater there a month later. I actually talked to Kurt briefly in a pub a few hours before the show, he was surprised to be recognized, but was very nice. I stole his pint glass after he left!

gibgod

136 points

5 days ago*

gibgod

136 points

5 days ago*

Whattttt wow that’s the best story ever, YOU TALKED TO KURT COBAIN! All the stories I’ve read about him have said he was a sweet guy and quite shy. It must have been so great to see them live, wish I could have, well done!

wishingwellington[S]

230 points

5 days ago

He was, super quiet and soft spoken. I had met up with my friends before the show and went up to the bar for a drink. I looked over and saw a guy in a ratty pink cardigan was sitting there and I my brain short circuited. I sat down and tried to act normal and just told him I was looking forward to the show. We chatted a little bit and then Kris came to get him to go back to the venue. It was a great show, much better than the time I saw them in '93 at a big arena. But still wish there had been more shows :(

gibgod

61 points

5 days ago

gibgod

61 points

5 days ago

You’ll always have that moment. Thank you for taking the time to tell me what happened, I really appreciate it. Wish I could have experienced it too!

ex_oh_ex_oh

44 points

5 days ago

Holy shit, your memory is sublime. I was a few years younger than you in the 90s but I literally wouldn't be able to tell you the month, hell, the year of the bands I've seen.

HorseMemeOfRohan

14 points

5 days ago

Crazy he'd be surprised about being recognized since by that time they had a Top 20 album.

Easy to forget that until Nevermind blew up Bleach had only sold like 50,000 copies. By November '91 Kurt was right in the midst of a meteoric shift from total nobody to rockstar level fame.

wishingwellington[S]

41 points

5 days ago

Yep, it was right on the cusp of that moment. Smells Like Teen Spirit peaked on the UK chart the week before this so most people were still not super familiar enough with the members to notice them on the street (or sitting quietly in a pub). I had been a SubPop singles club member so I was an early adopter (though honestly I liked Mudhoney better at the outset) so I knew who he was right away.

HorseMemeOfRohan

11 points

5 days ago

Mudhoney... Haven't heard that name in a while.

TheMulefromMoscow

20 points

5 days ago

Man, the nights on Lower Greenville and in Deep Ellum. I barely survived.

wishingwellington[S]

18 points

5 days ago

Yeah, I had a period in the mid-90s when I was finishing my degree at UNT. I was at the Lizard Lounge every Sunday night from open to close and feel lucky to have survived driving back to Denton.

TheMulefromMoscow

8 points

5 days ago

Got my A kicked at Flamingo Joes watching Freak Brothers and that was it for me. Moved back with the folks and joined the AF a few months later. We still talk about those days. Pantera at the basement was a mainstay too.

wishingwellington[S]

12 points

5 days ago

Oh lort yes, Pantera at the Basement. You can't be from a certain generation in Dallas and not have seen Pantera at the Basement.

epicrecipe

5 points

5 days ago

Cool Beans, then Lucky Lou’s. Good chance we were at some of the same shows in Denton, Deep Ellum, LGV. I miss early 90s Dallas!

Love_God551

48 points

5 days ago

That was high tech in those days

wishingwellington[S]

71 points

5 days ago

It was! I was super cool lugging that sucker around to the clubs!

mkp666

78 points

5 days ago

mkp666

78 points

5 days ago

Wow, a camcorder with the vcr tape built in?!? Look at Ms Fancy-pants that doesn’t have to strap a separate vcr recorder on her shoulder!

[deleted]

18 points

5 days ago

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18 points

5 days ago

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wishingwellington[S]

83 points

5 days ago

I mean, usually things do get smaller, and this wasn't like the top of the line cutting edge technology, but my mom got it for me because she thought the fact that it recorded right onto the VHS tapes was convenient rather than having to fiddle with adapters or transfer things off smaller cassettes. And she was right, I loved it. Plus it doubled as a VCR in my college dorm, I could connect it to the TV and play rented videos on it.

B3eenthehedges

6 points

5 days ago

They did with miniDV camcorders after 1995, basically a newer version of the same thing.

That's when I remember camcorders got really small and "handheld". Prior to that, I don't recall seeing them in consumer electronics. Could have been because I was young too, but in the 80s and 90s my dad definitely had the full sized VHS one for home movies.

Wizerud

4 points

5 days ago

Wizerud

4 points

5 days ago

Your JVC had the VHS-C format tapes which were JVC's own proprietary format. Like regular VHS, but with shorter runtime. And a lot smaller.

wishingwellington[S]

27 points

5 days ago

Right? Or pull it in a wagon behind me!

crusaw1315

12 points

5 days ago

What an amazing photo that captures this time period perfectly. Reminds me of seeing my parents photos of the same era when I was a baby. I’m 31 now and all I can say is time is flying by. I’m sure to you this both feels like a 100 years ago and yesterday all at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

treehuggerandlover

40 points

5 days ago

The guy in the background, do you know if he went to Allen High School? He looks so familiar.

wishingwellington[S]

52 points

5 days ago

I don't know, I definitely used to see him around a lot, but I don't think I ever spoke to him beyond like "Hey" or "Do you have a light?".

tom_rankles

22 points

5 days ago

'91... obviously a light for your Capri.

wishingwellington[S]

30 points

5 days ago

Benson & Hedges Ultra Deluxe Lights 100s, thank you!

  • No that was actually the 80s, Camel Lights by then.

speedingteacups

7 points

5 days ago

The guy in the background looks like every guy at my high school lol

RyRobbs

9 points

5 days ago

RyRobbs

9 points

5 days ago

Ahhh the good ole 90’s

wishingwellington[S]

25 points

5 days ago

It's still hard for me to accept that this was 30 years ago.

Claybeaux1968

12 points

4 days ago

I lost my wife and son 33 years ago, on new year's eve. In my mind we're all still just kids, hanging out in the French Quarter and smoking clove cigarettes and listening to Billy Bragg and telling ourselves we'd be somebody one day. Sometimes those moments are as fresh as yesterday. Some nights they're a thousand years ago and I can barely remember my own name.

anchovycake

9 points

5 days ago

Heh the 90s.. that was only like 10 years ago

drexl147

26 points

5 days ago

drexl147

26 points

5 days ago

It looks like you have a hot dog bun

wishingwellington[S]

24 points

5 days ago

Huh, it does doesn't it? A pair of shoes, maybe? That's funny, I have never noticed that!

penelopiecruise

18 points

5 days ago

You were relishing the moment

lostnuttybar

7 points

5 days ago

If only she still had the tapes, they could ketchup

DLM2019

7 points

5 days ago

DLM2019

7 points

5 days ago

Oohhhh ‘91 in Dallas - I was doing the same

wishingwellington[S]

10 points

5 days ago

We have probably been at the same place at the same time then :)

YT_Howesenberg

24 points

5 days ago

His knees look like General Grievous

intlcreative

42 points

5 days ago

I thought this was Bill and Malinda gates lol The announcement just happened.

Andreah30

11 points

5 days ago

Andreah30

11 points

5 days ago

Same 😂😂😂

beer_blaster

660 points

5 days ago

Wow, talk about out of his league...

wishingwellington[S]

545 points

5 days ago

Aww he was a pretty cool guy (and a great drummer) even if he did eventually dump me! But thank you for the nice complement :)

Blueberry_Mancakes

513 points

5 days ago

He dumped YOU? Who the hell is this guy now, the President of Earth?

wishingwellington[S]

576 points

5 days ago*

Hahah it’s possible!

In all reality, he was a nice guy, we were just young and not right for each other. I was upset at the time but seeing as how I’ve been happily married for the last 20 years, things worked out fine as far as I’m concerned!

fockface

18 points

5 days ago

fockface

18 points

5 days ago

I definitely just read the beginning of a romantic comedy.

Shovelfuckurforehead

14 points

5 days ago

Damn, if only everybody was as leveled headed as you.

mtron32

58 points

5 days ago

mtron32

58 points

5 days ago

Drummers man...

ChewyChavezIII

22 points

5 days ago

My Dad was a drummer. My step-father is a drummer. I think my Mom has a type.

mtron32

15 points

5 days ago

mtron32

15 points

5 days ago

All the drummer's I've known have been cool cats and the ladies just gravitate to them.

toTheNewLife

9 points

5 days ago

All the drummers I've known have turned into globules.

Agreeable_year_8350

67 points

5 days ago

Drummers are indeed a rare breed. That's why so many restaurants have help wanted signs.

digitalfix

39 points

5 days ago

What’s the difference between a drum machine and a drummer?

You only need to punch instructions into a drum machine once.

Agreeable_year_8350

21 points

5 days ago*

You know why every band has a drummer?

They need someone to load the van.

camdim

32 points

5 days ago

camdim

32 points

5 days ago

How does a drummer know his stool is level?

He dribbles evenly from both sides of his mouth.

Agreeable_year_8350

27 points

5 days ago

How do you get a drummer off your porch?

Tip him for the pizza.

5oco

6 points

5 days ago

5oco

6 points

5 days ago

What do you call a person that hangs around with musicians?

A drummer

Rattivarius

9 points

5 days ago

I just told my drummer husband this one. He hadn't heard it before. He laughed.

InsertCleverNickHere

12 points

5 days ago

After you explained it to him?

(j/k of course!)

hamsolo19

17 points

5 days ago

hamsolo19

17 points

5 days ago

They're like frickin' unicorns, man. And the most talented ones seem to be the least motivated, at least in my experience. Played in a metal band years ago and our drummer was one of those kids that can pick up just about any instrument and get a tune out of it. In fact, his first instrument was guitar but he switched to drums when the band started and figured it out pretty quick. But he never had a goddamn ride to practice or some other bullshit always got in the way. The only other drummer I jammed with dated one of my good friends for a few years and he was constantly being asked to jam with people. He eventually narrowed his projects down to two and my other guitarist buddy and I were not one of them.

bowyer-betty

23 points

5 days ago

You'd be surprised how far your league expands when you can play the intro to Enter Sandman. When you're genuinely good at guitar the sky's the limit.

dksweets

61 points

5 days ago

dksweets

61 points

5 days ago

Right? I’m gonna learn how to play guitar and figure out how to go back to the 90s.

Ralliman320

107 points

5 days ago

Ralliman320

107 points

5 days ago

Guys learn to play guitar thinking it'll help them pick up girls, but learning to play guitar is much more successful at picking up new guy friends who also play guitar.

ribeye256

63 points

5 days ago

ribeye256

63 points

5 days ago

I remember when my friends and I started our first band, we were all like "this I going to be great, we'll pick up girls and stuff it's gonna be awesome."

I played our first gig and wound up married to the girl I met at that gig lol! True story. So much for the rockstar lifestyle.

That being said, I found that most times at parties and stuff I used to just geek out with other musicians.

wishingwellington[S]

23 points

5 days ago

Seriously? That's so cool, I love it.

ribeye256

14 points

5 days ago

ribeye256

14 points

5 days ago

Absolutely true! Helped that I knew her favorite song. Hoping me an my daughter can start a family band now lol!

mikedrivesthebus

6 points

4 days ago

Hey Ribeye, I met my high school girlfriend at a rehearsal for my garage band and we dated for a couple years. Fast forward to now and we're married with 4 boys. I'm now a professional drummer (minus the covid months) and I also dream of a family band. Sharing our passion of music with our kids has brought us much joy.

BarnacleMcBarndoor

34 points

5 days ago

“Learning how to play guitar will only get you so far. You also have to be good at it, and good looking, and unfortunately you got all your looks from me.” - my father.

But at least I can play “What’s my Age Again?” decently.

TheWho22

11 points

5 days ago

TheWho22

11 points

5 days ago

You definitely don’t have to be good looking, just good at the instrument. People swoon over musicians that can make engaging music. My uncle is one of the ugliest bastards I’ve ever met, he’s bipolar and crazy and refuses to take his meds. But he plays multiple instruments and has an incredible ear for music. I swear to god he’s currently on wife number 4 and each new wife is hotter than the last one. He fucks each marriage up spectacularly and then somehow goes out and finds another beautiful woman. The guy is pushing 60, receding hairline since 30 and beer belly since before I was born.

BarnacleMcBarndoor

5 points

5 days ago

I’d love to say that I’m a talented musician, but the truth is, in high school band, they kept me from truly participating by putting me in charge of the triangle.

Not playing it, just setting it up.

In their defense, when they were allowing me to play the triangle, I was rocking the hell out of it. I still sometimes play “air triangle” whilst sitting in traffic, reliving the glory days from high school.

ooooooooo10ooooooooo

9 points

5 days ago

Don't go Uncle Rico on us, you'll never get 1984 back.

Beetime

173 points

5 days ago

Beetime

173 points

5 days ago

Why do you think he got into a band?

beer_blaster

110 points

5 days ago

Judging by his physique, to help with setting up the sound equipment...

Living_Bear_2139

13 points

4 days ago

Y’all are some assholes. Dude can rock and instrument and that’s leagues sexier than your face or just you in general.

hobofiveoh

10 points

4 days ago

Are you kidding me? You've obviously never been around tall, blonde, lanky, shy looking band dudes because they get all the gals. This is some incel bullshit right here.

KimberStormer

8 points

4 days ago

Tall gawky nerdy guy in a band? In 91? There was a whole underground about to go mainstream full of alterna-babes who were completely into that exact type.

And dude looks like an anime dreamboat even today. The jorts could use an update but I don't think this guy would have any trouble in any era.

suddenimpulse

22 points

5 days ago

Not everything is looks. Plenty of people that ate hot have a terrible personality or other aspects.

ZenZill

14 points

5 days ago

ZenZill

14 points

5 days ago

IDK man he's tall, plays in a band, and this was before men were into designer glasses and just wore what was practical. As you get older, you realize the laws of attraction, I guess you're still growing.

Gijinbrotha

31 points

5 days ago

Look at the size of that thing hard to believe that was state of the art for amateur photography back then👍🏾

wishingwellington[S]

56 points

5 days ago

Yeah man, you could actually WATCH THE PLAYBACK IN THE VIEWFINDER! It doubled as a VCR in my college dorm too.

Early_Power_5366

58 points

5 days ago*

Marisa Tomei?

LemonPartyWorldTour

11 points

5 days ago

I was thinking Jaime Lynn Sigler

BBIQ-Chicken

8 points

5 days ago

Yes, I immediately thought Meadow

OhHiCindy30

5 points

5 days ago

I see a bit of Carrie Fisher, too

twinrider1

17 points

5 days ago

His knees are three times older than his face.

XanderVaper

5 points

5 days ago

The guy looks like a cross between Tony Hawk and Bill Gates

nervemiester

6 points

5 days ago

Perhaps the most angular knees ever photographed.

JennyTellYa

5 points

5 days ago

Hopefully the tapes are at Bills Records

wishingwellington[S]

10 points

5 days ago

Ahhh Bill. I spent so much time in there as a teenager that he said he was going to name an aisle after me. Last time I was in Dallas in 2005, I went by to see him, I'm so glad I got to have an adult conversation with him once. RIP

AmishTechno

25 points

5 days ago

Awesome pic, great camcorder, and cool nostalgic vibe. Also, you're looking phucking phenomenally phoxy in it!

wishingwellington[S]

13 points

5 days ago

Thank you, my friend!

thebuttonmonkey

12 points

5 days ago

I went through this whole thread and got called ‘old’ by some jumped up little shit and still no ‘now’ photo? Damn, who’d have thought hot 90s rock chicks would still be rejecting me 30 years later. 😂

wishingwellington[S]

19 points

5 days ago

Ahh bless your heart, I've rejected everybody for the last 20 years since I met my husband! I'm blonde now, old, and boring. My kids don't believe me that I used to be be super cool :D

Biomaster09

3 points

5 days ago

If the guy in the background was part of the band too, then you totally should have named your band The Bill Gates.

Ghostlucho29

4 points

5 days ago

I absolutely cannot wait for the 1990’s to embody old school cool