Ten I really was in that weird place when you don't know who you are. There is no better illustration of this then being the first person in my school year to buy 'Nevermind' ( on tape ) on the same day I bought 'But Seriously'....yes I was that messed up.
There is certainly no denying that Eddie Vedder is one of the most talented musicians of our time. Seeing footage in the film of him singing 'Alive' after being with the band for only one week was inspiring. In recent years he has even made the Ukulele cool ( and who would have thought that is possible? ).
It's true, I went to a fancy school and instead of having long hair, I had a side parting. But anyone who knew me in my school days would testify that I never did conform. Under that itchy blazer I wore this t-shirt ( sorry girls if you are reading this when you are older...those are indeed rude words ).
But back to the film. If you are sitting there typing on your Mac or listening to music stream through Spotify, remember the generation which was vilified by the oldies for being miserable and underachievers, then look around you. We made this. ( yes we are arrogant too ).
Oh and whilst it wasn't in the film, this is the track which defined Pearl Jam for me...in my humble opinion, one of the greatest performances of the decade.
Off to sort out my iPod playlist for the drive home.....