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Not quite deja vu

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I heard a song on the radio that I hadn't heard in forever. Looked it up. It came out in fall 2004. Thing is, I could swear it came out earlier. It has this mood that somehow ties into memories of driving around in like 1999. And I feel like I remember fall 2004. There was a very particular rhythm and structure to that period in my life. 2004 sticks in my mind. Yet this song has me thinking of driving around in 1999 or 2000, a very different phase of my life.

Weird.

What if I'm in a parallel universe and the only evidence is the different release date for this song?
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What's the song?
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"I predict a riot" by Kaiser Chiefs. It's not a song I was ever super into, but the radio station in the college town where I went to grad school played it a lot. And it was kind of amusing when I was driving around. So when I heard it by chance all these memories from early years of grad school came back, even though I heard it only when I was finishing up.
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It's got a bit of an OK Computer vibe; if you were into that at all could be causing some crossed memories.
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This happens to me with music of the aughts. It's kind of a lost period where I wasn't really very much into music and I also have a sense there was a lot of forgettable things bouncing around. I feel like Killers Hot Fuss was the pinnacle of stuff I listened to at the time. It doesn't help that my most musically aware friends into the era were all emo kids. My sense of the age is a jumble of like AFI and Train.
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JasonL wrote: 05 Jan 2021, 10:19 This happens to me with music of the aughts. It's kind of a lost period where I wasn't really very much into music and I also have a sense there was a lot of forgettable things bouncing around. I feel like Killers Hot Fuss was the pinnacle of stuff I listened to at the time. It doesn't help that my most musically aware friends into the era were all emo kids. My sense of the age is a jumble of like AFI and Train.
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Warren wrote: 05 Jan 2021, 11:16
JasonL wrote: 05 Jan 2021, 10:19 This happens to me with music of the aughts. It's kind of a lost period where I wasn't really very much into music and I also have a sense there was a lot of forgettable things bouncing around. I feel like Killers Hot Fuss was the pinnacle of stuff I listened to at the time. It doesn't help that my most musically aware friends into the era were all emo kids. My sense of the age is a jumble of like AFI and Train.
That's my sense of everything since 1990.
Lemme guess, you turned 35 sometime between 1992 and 1997?

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I was always out of touch with pop (though I still enjoy random bits of it). I've been in very weak touch with the indie scenes these last few years simply because I don't know any good curators there, anymore. I don't actually care much about most music I randomly hear and never have. WOXY and their DJs back in the day were some of the best curators I ran into, and once their last online revival died, I never really found a replacement. Even Google Play's various playlists (much less Youtube Music's half-assed attempts) were only half-decent.
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lunchstealer wrote: 06 Jan 2021, 17:39 Lemme guess, you turned 35 sometime between 1992 and 1997?
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Warren wrote: 06 Jan 2021, 19:54
lunchstealer wrote: 06 Jan 2021, 17:39 Lemme guess, you turned 35 sometime between 1992 and 1997?
Close but no beer. 99
Oh I have beer.
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