St. Charles, MO is a town of old history “in an American timeframe” and new suburbs. A city off a river where many of the residents brag of never having crossed the bridge into the larger St. Louis metro area.
The time was the early 90’s, the music was grunge and rock, the clothing ripped jeans, flannel & girls in velvet with chokers.
The themes of popularity, guilt, floods, friends & melancholy with talks about how the 21st century was going to be so much better.
St. Charles 95′
The Bridges We Dare Not Cross
- Nada Surf “Popular”
- Beck “Loser”
- Cake “The Distance”
- The Bloodhound Gang “Fire Water Burn”
- The Flaming Lips “She Don’t Use Jelly”
- Sponge “Plowed”
- Better Than Ezra “Good”
- Local H “Bound for the Floor”
- Seven Mary Three “Water’s Edge”
- Live “White, Discussion”
- Gravity Kills “Guilty”
- Beck “Hotwax”
- Stone Temple Pilots “Interstate Love Song”
- Collective Soul “December”
- Red Hot Chili Peppers ” My Friends”
- The Pretenders “I’ll Stand By You”
- Rusted Root “Send Me On My Way”
The Life Album series was taken from a talk director Cameron Crowe had where he talked about his practice of collecting mixtapes from every year indexing songs that may have not been huge hits but had resonance for him personally or emotionally. I took that as a springboard and created albums based on the mood and times I lived in different cities.