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"I can't complain"


1. Name: Cacie.

2. Age: 19.

3. Location: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, or as I like to call it, hell. I'm originally from around Philadelphia ways, and being out in Hickville is no party for me.

4. Gender: I am female.

5. What do you like most about 90s alternative music?: You know? I like everything about it. And I can't just say I like 90's alternative, I like 90's music. I like everything. From all those crappy pop bands to all those crappy R&B bands the came about. I gained my music taste in the 90's (with the help of an alt rock radio station in Philly...which has recently been phased out and replaced with a rap station, making Philly the only big city without an alternative rock station. If you want to know more, go to or savey100rocks. Sorry for the plug, but I'm super passionate about getting them back on the air, because they did give me the freakin' awesome music tastes I have today, after all.)

So yea, back to what I like abou 90s alternative rock music...besides everything, I like that alernative rock made it's rise in the 90s, starting with grunge and ending with the incoming stream of what my mom likes to call bubblegum music, my example being Smash Mouth, which I actually liked.

Edited after I took a look at some other people's applications:
Maybe the alternative music I think is alternative really isn't, but I was always under the impression that the Barenaked Ladies, Cake, and Beck were of the alternative persuasion. One person said alternative was angsty, and where I feel the 90s were filled with some angst ridden music, grunge, such as Nirvana, started in the super later 80s, and I think the bands I mentioned with the lighter feel were also very strong deciding factors on the 90s alternative music persuasion. I hope that made sense to someone, because it really doesn't to me. (And hell, even Blind Melon and the New Radicals, both of their only real CDs I own, though angst filled at times, had that lighter sound.)

6. Top 5 90s alternative bands.
In no order, because I just can't do it:
(My own views, not what I think the general public thinks. If it were to be that, I'd throw Pearl Jam and Nirvana in there, but Nirvana was grunge...but whatever, man.)

Barenaked Ladies.
Smashing Pumpkins.

7. Top 5 90s alternative albums.
In no order, because I just can't do it:
(Also, this is in my view...not by popularity. I hope this was supposed to be in my view, and not the general publics, because I guess if I was to go by the general publics, I'd say a Nirvana CD I own or something. I also decided I'd do 6...but hey, whatever.)
"Nasty Little Thoughts" by Stroke 9.
"Stunt" by Barenaked Ladies.
"Odelay" by Beck.
"Fashion Nugget" by Cake.
"All The Pain Money Can Buy" by Fastball.
"Yourself Or Someone Like You" by Matchbox 20.

8. Top 5 90s alternative songs.
Again, in no order:

"No Rain" by Blind Melon. (Hell yea for making Top 10 of VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders! This is my favorite song in the entire world.)
"The Man Who Sold The World" by Nirvana.
"1979" by The Smashing Pumpkins.
"Brick" by Ben Folds Five.
"You Only Get What You Give" by the New Radicals. (Another Top 20, I believe, runner in 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders.)

9. Which 90s alternative band do you hate or like the least: I'm gonna go with Jane's Addiction. I liked all those songs that made it...but they go so annoying. I don't know, this one is kind of hard. But yea, I'll go with Jane's Addiction.

10. Most attractive/best looking 90s alternative musician: Dave Grohl.

11. Best voice?: Most of my favorite bands emcompass 90s alternative, so...I can't honestly pick one best voice, because I like so many. I don't know...this one I actually can't answer.

12. Most talent? I guess you mean Most Talented, but really, how can this one be answered? Obviously they were all talented enough to make it to radio in a time when a lot of the same sound was bounching around trying to get popular. I guess you could say the ones that are still around now? The ones that managed to keep band members alive? (Excluding Nirvana...Sublime...Blind Melon.) And not even that, the times have changed so much, and so many more people are craving the rap, pop, punk, emo, country...all the crap. Who knows who was more talented.

For me, I can only throw the term talented to the bands of our parents generation, who are still idolized today. People like the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, The Doors, Pink Floyd...all those AMAZING bands.

13. Tell a little about yourself. Just something to get to know you better: Umm, I just graduted. I'm a band nerd. I have over 200 CDs and 400 mp3s...mostly 90s bands and songs. Oh, one funny thing. I just recently purchased an iPod, and I uploaded all my 400 mp3s onto it. It automatically created a playlist for me, which I guess they do of similiar music, and stuff, and it only created one. The title of said playlist is "90s music". I thought that was kind of funny, myself.

Other favorite bands: Fastball, Blind Melon, Dave Matthews Band, Stroke 9, Semisonic, Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse, The Who, Cake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Barenaked Ladies, Weezer, Better Than Ezra, Oasis, the North Mississippi Allstars, Muse, Ben Folds Five, Five For Fighting, The Eels, Jet, Matchbox 20, Jack Johnson, New Radicals, Offspring, R.E.M., Sublime, They Might Be Giants, Robbie Williams...I think there are more. Yes.

(Oh, and if you're smart, you can name the lyrics and band that my livejournal name is from.)

14. Any other music genres you love?: Maybe you could say classic rock? I like music. Hell, I like anything with the exception of Rap and Country. And even then, the rules are bent for a few songs.

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