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The Deepest Shade of Mushroom Blue

I was listening to some Nine Inch Nails during a long solo car ride the other day and it got me thinking about mood. Specifically the general mood of my life over the past 10 years.

10 years ago “The Downward Spiral” came out and I became a Nine Inch Nails fan. I’m not sure if my mood led me to the music or if the music helped deepen the typical teenage angst I was experiencing. What is hard to believe today is that not even a tiny bit of that dark mood remains within me. It’s weird but I find it hard to believe the despair in my thoughts back then, although I’m sure it existed.

Just as a distinct smell can bring back the sights, sounds and emotions of an experience, the music of my life at that time brings it back whenever I listen. Luckily it’s not here to stay.

Originally published on Sunday August 8, 2004 at 2:20 am

[2] Comments

It's funny, but I don't have any dark connections with the music that time. Well, that is, unless you count the fact that I still listen to a lot of music from the period when I was young, which I always thought was a sign of getting old. But the "The Downward Spiral" does bring back other emotions.

Keith said this 16 years, 10 months ago §

It is funny how a certain sound, smell, or sense of "dega vu" can bring us back to a time, or emotion in our life. I've experienced that too, and can attest to your teenage angst! Thank God the music doesn't naturally lead to the mood nowadays!

leah said this 16 years, 10 months ago §

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