Something about that year keeps coming back to me as being somehow significant in some way. Maybe it was when i started becoming more aware of the wider world, or maybe it was the year i got my first pair of cord cargo shorts.
On the face of things, there was nothing really that interesting about the year itself, other than having moved to a new school at the beginning of that year.
Whatever it is, that late 90s vibe, that has come to define my 'tweens' keeps cropping up as something that i think about, and as i mentioned in a past blog, it's the shit music that has come to remind me of that time of my life.
Having moved to Italy a coupla years later (for the second time), whereupon my outlook on life drastically changed, the late 90s have perhaps come to define a time when i can recall thinking differently to how i do now.
Anyway, here are the songs that won't go the fuck away, and which remind me of grade four, having a chain wallet (first wallet), american teen movie humour, Napster and, even more inexplicably, Kate Matthew's smile: