Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Everything is Borrowed

...i came to this world with nothin' and I leave with nothin' but love...



Remember when 'The Streets' first got big? If my memory serves me correctly I was at uni studying Fine Arts, listening to 'The Strokes', working at Stussy, wearing converse and a red leather jacket (every.single.day) and drinking red wine.


where where you?








12 comments:

  1. I was 18, also studying fine arts, but not really studying, more like drinking many pints at the uni tav and dabbling in other sorts of mischief. And I loved the streets! I was still a bit of a surfy/hippy/bogan/artsy and I loved my knee high ugg boots...

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  2. I do remember those days and that red leather jacket. I sadly was still loving at home, not married and working in child care.

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  3. Um, I honestly don't recall the names of either "The Streets" or "The Strokes". Wiki says they started around 1998, in which case I was at Uni studying a B Ed., working on Campus (think tractors, ride-on lawnmowers, etc.) and in the Cafeteria Kitchen. Dating a Belgian. Dabbling in Art/design electives, and exploring galleries and cafes where the art crowd hung (there was a cool one in Newcastle).

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  4. I sang karaoke 'fit but you knw it' on my hens night a couple of years ago. To a stunned but highly amused group of ladies in 50s dresses. Best night! Hilarious and awesome song.

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  5. woah, that completely takes me back to another place. The Streets. I was SO in to them, saw them at the Hi Fi bar in Melbourne sometime in the late 90s. I was with my first boyfriend, we drank a lot of beer, listened to music, saw a lot of gigs, drank more beer, listened to more music. I've dug out my old CD of the streets and have put it on as I write this. "now nothing holds significance, and nothing holds relevance, cause the only thing I can see is her elegance". ah, the geezer was a poet.
    thanks for that.

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  6. I remember seeing them at a Big Day Out, maybe 2001? I could only watch from afar as the crowd was majorly over packed (they had put them on a small stage!) Went off like a frog.

    I was just a young mum then, with only 1 kiddo, and he was my life. Still is of course, as well as the gal, but back then it was all about Jesse, all the time. And I loved it! It was all I ever wanted. He used to do a baby version of head banging to limp bizkit & rammstein. Funny stuff.

    Love memories

    Rach x

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  7. London, working in Trade Finance (as you do), planning my next trip, wearing corduroy most probably... x

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  8. Just finishing Uni, getting a job, messing about, life was all about fun then! Friends still making mix tapes (even if they only got played in the car).

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  9. Married young, made a baby real quick... wearing lord knows what.... Music is still a number one priority though... as it should be hey? :-)

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  10. I am not familiar with these bands - im really bad with names...but in 1998 i was doing my matric by correspondence. I was wearing over the knee black socks with tan coloured shoes that looked like dr martins and a pair of bottle green dungarees over a black leotard. My hair was long and I wore it loose and I listened to Counting Crows, Offspring, Enya and Matthew van der Want pretty much in a loop. I wanted to go study to be a journalist or a polatition so that I could change the world... clearly that didnt happen.

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  11. Ahhh... the good old days! I was living in newtown, at uni, dating boys in bands. Wearing things that make me cringe to think of them. My boyfriend played in the band that supported the strokes on their first ever australian tour at the newtown theatre in fact. Fun times, drinking their rider backstage and hanging out. I think at least four of my friends slept with Julian Casablancas. Kellie xx

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  12. I was hanging out with my little brother on my wedding weekend when he introduced us to "this really cool guy" The Streets.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em