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I wish i was there...
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Not a particular song, but old rave footage does it for me. I guess any acid house/early techno track would fit. That sweet spot between the popularization of ecstacy and before 9/11 was the closest we've ever been to world peace.


View: https://youtu.be/UJPavDI0jOc


View: https://youtu.be/23Ti-T3T8h0

I was a part of this, my friend. I used to envy that my dad was a part of the hippy thing in the 60s, but the rave culture of the 90s was its continuation. Just pulled another cd I used to listen to back in the day out of the vault.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxAguAQfL-g


It was a good time for sure.
 
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I was a part of this, my friend. I used to envy that my dad was a part of the hippy thing in the 60s, but the rave culture of the 90s was its continuation. Just pulled another cd I used to listen to back in the day out of the vault.

Ahhh I'm so jealous. It was definitely a continuation of the first summer of love. The rave underground today doesn't even compare.
 
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I'm pretty into retro tech and video games, especially stuff of the late 70's and early 80's. And as I watch videos and learn about these old computers, and what Silicon Valley was like back in that period, I feel a deep nostalgia and melancholy. Sort of a home sickness for a time and place I've never been. Similar feelings when I see pictures/video of the forests of the pacific northwest. And early 80's arcades. I get this feeling like that's when/where I really belong.

If I were the type to believe in reincarnation I'd wonder if maybe that was my previous life. A late 70's/early 80's programmer out west, who died late one night in 84 and was reborn in a hospital 2500 miles away. I'm not the type to believe in that sort of thing. But the nostalgia is real. (There's also a certain smell I've never been able to identify that triggers similar, even stronger, nostalgic emotions. Whenever I get a whiff it recalls hazy images of thick leaves and glass, maybe the inside of a greenhouse. I've occasionally pondered if it's touching a memory from when I was very young, or if the memory is even older than that.)

This is all quite ironic because today I hate California, everything it stands for, and everything/everyone that comes from it.
I and I hate the modern tech industry with a fiery passion.
I eagerly await the promised "BIG ONE" of my childhood that should have cleansed the filth from our planet by now.
 
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How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here!
 
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Probably Branikald's Blikk av Kald, anemoic for an unkown land that never was.
Other than that Eldrig's Kali invokes a similar feeling with a stronger touch of mystery.
 
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