Generation ‘Car Window Music Video’-ers.


My thoughts took a nostalgic turn last week as I stumbled across Eli GarMont’s confession that he was a fully inaugurated member of the Spice Boy patrol over the era that Girl Power reigned supreme. This prompted my mourning over the nineties soundtrack that accompanied my early years. It did indeed include the Spice Girls, Take That and the Backstreet Boys, but it also featured the dulcet tones of Radiohead, Oasis and Blur once I’d begun to strive for elements of self conscious cool in my early teens.

This lead me to lament the loss of the days where I would sit in the backseat of my parents’ car, headphones in my ears, watching the rushing world go by as backdrop to my faint reflection in the window. I would pretend I was the latest Radio One flavour of the month and this was my music video.

In adulthood I have kept these make believe moments a shameful secret, until I confessed it to the boy and realised that perhaps we were all an MTV generation of music video pretenders. Not only did he also like to fantasize of fame whilst he window gazed, but he caught a friend doing the same on the train to a Limp Bizkit gig. We are all music stars at heart.

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  1. Sam (Bishop) Wincote
    8 May 2014 / 4:13 am

    Hello there! Were you also attacked with memories of being tied to a chair on stage at school?
    Happy memories, and no matter how many times people tell us, the time does go far too quickly! Hope you’re well hon. Looks lilke you’re doing really well, Beautiful! xxx

    • 8 May 2014 / 12:42 pm

      Sam! Thanks for commenting! My gosh, it was Take That How Deep is your Love at the talent show we forced them to put on wasn’t it?! I say we, I’m pretty sure I was the really annoying child that forced everyone into it a lot of the time… sorry! Such great memories, I really loved that school and the people in it! Hope you’re well too. I’m going to have that song in my head all day now… “do do do dooo” xxx

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