Monthly Mixtape (Crunchy Bangs and Flannel)

You’re wondering what on earth took me so long, aren’t you?

Monthly Mixtape: The "Crunchy Bangs and Flannel" Mix

Well it’s here, puddle bugs. It’s here.

I feel like it would be a complete injustice if I did not make you a mixtape that helped form and construct and mold and embody ALL OF OUR DELICATE EARS AND LIVES FOR AN ENTIRE DECADE.

Hello, the 1990s.

Gah, it was such a gigantor era for me. All of high school, all of college, two moves, a set of nasty braces, bad clothes (would you just look at that entire outfit made of velvet? you can’t un-see that, you know.), straight hair! I have no idea how my hair was that straight. These days I look like Kennedy from MTV meets Medusa meets rotting gladiolas.

I LOVED the ’90s. Truly truly. Even though it had its prerequisite share of confusion, heart break, teenage turmoil, yadda yadda yadda, everything was so easy! You didn’t have cell phones. You went to your friend’s house. You played guitar. You talked about boys. You ate chocolate chip cookies and didn’t care. You were home by 6. You obsessed over all the music. (hi, the CRANBERRIES. I was irrationally obsessed with the Cranberries. Drove my family nuts. Let’s not talk about it anymore, okay?)

Chances are, if you and I were pals in the 1990s, something in this playlist will spark a memory or 40.

Monthly Mixtape: The "Crunchy Bangs and Flannel" Mix

Speaking of, this isn’t just your basic, run-of-the-mill, cliché ’90s mix. No no no. This is the ’90s through my eyes. Every single song on this mix is attached to vivid memories just like they were 10 minutes ago. Little bit of Lilith love, some rock, some hip hop. Of course it’s peppered with a few classics. It’s unavoidable, though- it was the ’90s.

I had such a blast putting this ridiculousness together. However, it’s unforgivably long, with 23 entire songs. But listen! It’s the perfect mix to listen to while you drive to your Labor Day destination this weekend, propelling your spouse into a fit of rage while you uncontrollably sob through your stroll down memory lane. I know I will! (sorrynotsorry, Aaron) (I’ll definitely snapchat that shniz)

AND, I’m warning you now. This mix isn’t exactly rated G. There are a few cursies sprinkled throughout, but I’m sure you can look past it. It was, after all, the ’90s. And Beastie Boys. So . . . sorry, Mom.

And now I present to you, the “Crunchy Bangs and Flannel” mix.

Let the memory floodgates open.

Of course you can just click the following link to listen later! (all of this is totally free, dudes) (it’s not showing the whole mix because I suck at technology.) (but once you start listening it will!) (that’s all.)

The “Crunchy Bangs and Flannel” Mix

If something in this playlist reminds you of something we did together, totally tell me! I need to crack up at something today. Besides rotting gladiola hair.

Previous mixes:

The “Fireworks and Lemonade” Mix

The “Birthday Candles and Rosé” Mix



29 Responses to Monthly Mixtape (Crunchy Bangs and Flannel)

  1. Ida September 1, 2015 at 8:19 am #
    Oh, The Cranberries, i still grieve their breakup. I saw them live twice!
  2. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) September 1, 2015 at 9:23 am #
    YES!!! Perfect for a long day at my computer. Thank you!!!! :)
  3. Panna September 1, 2015 at 9:42 am #
    radiohead let down.... I can't even begin to tell you how much I love that song. hey, nothing from 'automatic for the people'? :)
    • Bev Weidner September 1, 2015 at 9:51 am #
      Oh my gosh, you have no idea how hard it was for me to pick an REM song! I still have nightmares about it. I could have put 18 trillion on the mix.
  4. Joni September 1, 2015 at 11:25 am #
    Toad the Wet Sprocket! :D
  5. erin September 1, 2015 at 12:59 pm #
  6. Heather September 1, 2015 at 1:43 pm #
    Thank you for this amazing playlist. I frequently mourn that I didn't get to experience m
  7. Heather September 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm #
    Thank you for this! I frequently mourn that I didn't get to experience more of the '90s. Totally my decade, just missed the heart of it by a couple years ? Love the playlist so far!
  8. Angie September 1, 2015 at 2:06 pm #
    This is awesome Bev!!!
  9. Tish September 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm #
    okay you're seriously causing me to wax some serious nostalgia. Do you watch Hindsight on VH1?! The show about a gal who wakes up in the 90s...It's one big delicious heap of 90's music that makes me want to pull out a choker with a daisy on it and scream ZOMBIE - E - E at the top of my lungs.
  10. Krysten September 1, 2015 at 3:51 pm #
    I have legit been listening to this playlist at work ALL DAY LONG. Thank you thank you thank you.
  11. Ann September 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm #
    Crunchy bangs, that pretty much describes high school for me! Love this playlist AND I'm able to get it to work, I suck at technology as well.
  12. Emily September 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm #
    Holy crap, I love this post
  13. Christy Drace September 1, 2015 at 9:40 pm #
    Ordinary World Duran Duran - not many people would have picked this one. Awesome ! Could listen to it forever.
  14. Brian @ A Thought For Food September 2, 2015 at 7:17 am #
    HAHAHA! I was looking at these photos and all I could think was "WOAH 90s!" You were really rockin' it! Ok... I'm going to spend my day listening to this mix. I'm a bit behind the times with music, so this song is new to ME, but I've ben obsessed with Same Ol' by The Heavy. Just a little rec for you in case you haven't heard it.
  15. Kiley September 2, 2015 at 8:43 am #
    "And you say, I only hear what I want to.." LOVED that song!
  16. Heather September 2, 2015 at 9:20 am #
    REM- loved those guys!! Also, I can't access your whole list but did you know The Posies? Those guys were huge for me for awhile.
    • Bev Weidner September 2, 2015 at 9:27 am #
      Oh I totally remember the Posies! Dream All Day was on repeat for like, years at my house. As far as seeing the whole list, once you click into it, it will launch Spotify and you'll see and hear the whole thing!
  17. Lindsey September 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm #
    Soooo look forward to your monthly mixes, thank you! This one is so good. Last Goodbye is one of my favorite songs in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!
  18. shelly (cookies and cups) September 2, 2015 at 6:38 pm #
    I will gladly have a Whatta Man-off with you any day of the week, ma'am. Sigh the 90s...I miss my clogs something awful.
  19. Jamie | The Kitchenarium September 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm #
    Seriously! This makes me want to sneak some Camel Lights ? then douse myself in Bath and Body Works Cucumber Melon or Gap Dream body spray because then no one would be able to tell I just smoked.
  20. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob October 6, 2015 at 11:50 am #
    I'm making progress. I feel like I'm really accomplishing something. ha. I knew most of the songs here - guess I have a lot of memories from my flannel days. My favorite here was Release Me by Wilson Phillips. I totally forgot this song existed! Last night I was singing every word at the top of my lungs. I can't find my keys but Release Me lyrics have been stored in my brain all these years. Hey, this proves my memory is fine and dandy.


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