I thought I’d bring a different perspective to the mix of a) a girl and b) someone drastically behind in the contemporary music tastes of my closest friends. So here it is. You think you know, but you have no idea… this is the diary- err- AudioBiography of Lindsey Jeric.
Spice Girls – Wannabe
The first musical group I ever followed. Yes, I had the Barbie’s and yes, I had the platform tennis shoes (could be considered my first pair of high heels?). I loved Posh Spice, but in my heart of hearts I was Sporty Spice. Till this day I’ve never met anyone that voluntarily chose Scary Spice… anyone out there?
*NSYNC – Tearin’ Up My Heart
I quickly changed from “girl power” to “boys are cute.” Specifically, one named Justin Timberlake. I was a loyal follower of *NSYNC and a hater of that other boy band. Also, this was the first concert I ever attended.
Sisqo – Thong Song
This was the first CD my brother (the one closest to me in age) was allowed to buy that had Parental Advisory! I couldn’t believe my mom let him!! I came to learn what a thong was after the music video of this was released and my life was forever changed as it relates to undergarments.
Smash Mouth – All Star
This takes it back to the elementary days when we “dissected” the lyrics to this song in music class. It was the first time I was pushed to appreciate a song for more than its face value. And, unfortunately, I think I still have the L on my forehead…
blink-182 – What’s My Age Again?
Junior high and high school were dedicated to the pop-punk days. But, full disclosure, I’ll still scream the lyrics to blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Sum-41, or Simple Plan. I may even give Gruber a run for his money. Although, total kudos to a line from his AudioBiography, “I think we believed the louder we yelled the greater chance we might actually stay 18 forever.” This resonated with me, sk8r boi.
The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
“I’ve got soul, but I’m not a solider” Need I say more?
Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
See, I told you I thought he was cute! He makes the cut again. Late high school we attended his concert and I had a broken toe. I was mortified thinking,*daydreaming*, that I would somehow meet Justin and he would see that I was in stupid tennis shoes and I’d have to explain to him that I had a broken toe. I rehearsed the conversation in my head religiously; ultimately, he would have understood.
Queen B – Ring the Alarm
Brings me back to my college days in poop house. Living with the best girls a gal could ask for and blasting this while we got ready. Who run the world? GIRLS!
Jay-Z – Young Forever
“So let’s just stay in the moment, smoke some week, drink some wine, reminisce, talk some shit, forever young is in your mind”. I’d say this is still pertinent.
[Editor’s note: Since Lindsey did not give a particular track, Sturgill Simpson – Turtles All The Way Down is chosen because he is the man.]
I can’t identify a specific song, but I can attribute my loyal college roommate Rachael Royer to converting me into a fan. Yes, I like country music. Phew, that wasn’t so bad.
Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man
This was the first festival I attended a few summers back. It reaffirmed several things: A) I love my friends B) I love live music C) I HATE porta-pottys [Editor’s note: Can confirm]
Bob Seger – Night Moves
One of my all-time favorites until this day, which is where I will leave you. I can attribute this one to my dad who raised us on Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen and Meatloaf. My mom provided me with the musical likings of Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan. These all make me feel “at home” and elicit fond memories of my parents… which I’ve come to appreciate more and more as I enter adult-hood.