Also found this! I spent a couple months working after school — gag — in this store a long, long time ago. This sampler was both ahead of its time and definitive of it: Interpol, Hot Hot Heat, Ladytron, Imperial Teen.
I’m still waiting for the day Young Americans gets a proper DVD release. All I have are crappy wmv files! This short-lived summer series — starring Ian Somerhalder, Katherine Moennig, Kate Bosworth, Mark Famiglietti, Rodney Scott and Matt Czuchry — is a huge part of my formative TV-watching years. This was in the early 2000s, when The CW was still known as The WB.
I think I’m one of the very few people on Tumblr who actually remembers this show. Did anyone else watch Do Over, Birds of Prey,Grosse Pointe or Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane?
This is the house I grew up in from ages 9 until 17, before my parents split up, we moved 3 more times then they magically got back together. My brother and I rollerbladed and biked around the living room and it drove the housekeeper nuts lol.
Reblogging this because I now live in a tiny apartment (the size of my parents’ bathroom and walk-in closet) and I miss all that space. I miss not having to edit my stuff and having room for all of it.
Anyway, this house took 2 years to complete, since my Mom took her time traveling and shopping to fill it up. It bordered 3 streets and had a pool and basketball court. (The help had their own house on the property.) It was perfect for parties!
A friend told me, over drinks, that I seem like a person who got everything he wanted while growing up. I never really thought about it until that point, but now I realize that I did have a wonderful childhood.
Closing Ceromony Spoiler of the Day: Rumor has it that in addition to Muse, the reunited Spice Girls and George Michael — the singer, not the Arrested Development star — will headline Sunday’s Olympics Closing Ceremony, titled “A Symphony of British Music.”
I suddenly felt nostalgic so I decided to rewatch The OC, it seems, for the nth time. I would’ve wanted to start from season 1, but I couldn’t find my DVD. I settled for season 2 instead. (Still amazing!)
I now realize that I was too young and naïve to have noticed all the details when this aired in 2004. For instance, in one scene in episode 1, “The Distance,” Julie tells Caleb: “You’re either hopped up on blow or something’s seriously wrong.” Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage were a bit ahead of their time with the drug references, weren’t they?
I was also heavily into bands such as Rooney, Phantom Planet and Keane then, so I never noticed that Seth Cohen was into The Clash. (I’m convinced that he was/is the prototypical hipster.)
Talking to Kirsten, Summer says, “I’m here to get over Seth. My therapist said the best thing I can do to move on in my life is to divest myself of all of Seth’s material possessions. I gotta dump off a bunch of his crap.” Sad as this now sounds, I only discovered The Clash around 4 years ago.