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Where's Waldo?

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, November 14, 2008 10:20am | Post a Comment
Kronos Quartet LP coverRandy Vanwarmer Beat of Love LP coverBruce Roberts Cool Fool LP coverBarooga Running Alone LP cover back

So, now that we actually have something to look forward to in our President Elect, I feel that we'll see our first real nostalgia for the decade known as the 90's. I know that there's been club nites and VH1 shows centered around fond 90's remembrances. However, now that's it approaching the "20 years ago today" mark, I think there will be a more in depth look back on the gen x/grunge era. I know for me, I can finally look back fondly at plasma donations, 60's styled garage rock bands, skinhead assaults, and janitorial gigs -- Henry Rollins on the Grammys and Chumbawamba blasting from frat houses, what a decade!!!  Dovetailed at either end by a Bush as well as a hit or two in the middle by Bush (the band!). The 1990's ushered in the modern American culture wars -- the left armed with the Scum Manifesto and the right playing duck duck goose with the Book of Revelations

Yipes! LP coverThe Buddy Holly Story LP coverFaber Grable it's in my heart lp coverCantilo Y Punch en la jungla LP cover
Sweetbottom lp coverDonnie Iris king cool lp coverSi Somos Americanos Opus Quatro LP cover

But somewhere in the middle, during a serious hackey sack break, the stoned out slacker crowd crowded around one book.....Where's Waldo became a huge hit in the early 90's. The object of said work was "find the nerd in a cluster of people, places and things." Maybe it was a poetic statement on being lost in the modern world. Maybe it was just difficult. Anyhow, nothing quite says pre-internet boom 90's to me quite like the Waldo book franchise. Supposedly movie studios are still kicking around a Where's Waldo movie idea. With Toad the Wet Sprocket touring, $2500 copies of Nirvana 7"s and a Democrat in the White House again, someone should really capitalize on the "90's are cool again" feelings before it's all over.  Here's a gallery of images that hark back to the Waldo finding of yesteryear...

the Best of Ramsey Lewis lp coverDonnie Iris the high and mighty lp coverBill House give me a break LP cover
Spliff emergency exit LP coverDick Bauerle Group Measure For Measure LP cover backCockrobin when your heart is weak LP coverthe Bobs songs for tomorrow morning LP cover

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