oooooooh, this friday5 topic looks like fun!
answer for yourself or see others' answers here: http://f.riday5.com/?p=1433

  1. What’s your favorite song from 1999?

    i'm a music junkie.  i don't know if i can pick JUST ONE FAVORITE.  i had a panasonic portable CD player!  i was allowed to listen to anything i could borrow from the library.  and tower records was still around. :)  this was the hey day of pop punk and ska! 

    All the Small Things was a popular single that year!  Enema of the State is probably my favorite blink album.  dysentary gary, going away to college, what's my age again, the party song... they were all just as good as all the small things, in my book. 

    and the Lit single, My Own Worst Enemy came out in the summer!

    one of my favorite RHCP song, Scar Tissue, is from 1999.

    wait, did intergalactic come out in '99? i don't care.  i'm putting it here anyway.

    this was also the first time i heard of the Flaming Lips. My friend, Age put it on a mix tape for me! 

    before i started discovering music on my own, i spent my formative years listening to 60s/70s rock, hawaiian music, and musicals.  so it would only be natural that i was obsessed with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes... 

  2. What are some of your favorite films from 1999?

    Fight Club is an obvious one, it's my all time favorite film!  i can recite whole chunks of it!  Brad Pitt plays such a good crazy guy (also loved him in 12 monkeys, although i wasn't a super huge fan of the movie itself) i wish he would take on a role like that again.  

    The Matrix!

    i also see the Audition came out in '99 but i definitely didn't see that until '06 or so.  a must see for horror lovers!  my favorite part is at the ending when the dad is lying on the ground missing a limb and the son comes home and is like, "should i call an ambulance?".  LOL.  HELLO?! WTF DO YOU THINK?! 

    Office Space

    some other good ones off that wikipedia list:
    Big Daddy {hip hop po potomus!}
    Cider House Rules
    Fantasia 2000 {i saw this at the waikiki imax!}
    Galaxy Quest
    The Green Mile
    Iron Giant
    Inspector Gadget {i'm pretty sure i saw this in the theatre with both my parents}
    The 6th Sense
    Sleepy Hollow {one of the best burton films!}
    Star Wars Episode I {i think i saw this at varsity theater? was cinerama already closed? i remember i watched it a small theatre- not dole or ward or kahala. was restaurant row still open?}

    more movies i watched over the last couple years: http://liquoriceblack.blogspot.com/2016/07/movies-i-want-to-watch-71316.html

  3. What’s something interesting that happened on your birthday in 1999?

    after a little research, i'm finding: 
    88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2)i don't know.  i don't even know what sport this is.
    also: Cuban President Fidel Castro demanded that the United States return five-year-old Elian Gonzalez, who was rescued at sea, to his father in Cuba within 72 hours. ok, that's something i recognize.  I remember the videos of the SWAT team busting down a house to go get him.  I haven't thought about Elian Gonzalez in a long time.  he must be all grown up now, i wonder how his life turned out?

  4. How did you ring in the new year as 1999 became 2000?

    we always celebrate the new year the same way- food and fireworks.  i think i was still living at the old house so i was probably sitting on the red wall with the neighbors, lighting fountains, and waiting for dad to come home from work, at 11pm.  then all the old chinese dads would come outside and start burning strings from ladders or off the roofs.  i remember my neighbor across the street would stand on the roof and hang a rope over the POWER LINE with fireworks attached to the end.  and the other neighbor would hold a stack of fire crackers and light them off his cigar then pass out li hing mui ice cake to everyone outside. i still have so much fun celebrating the new year, but i feel like i don't know my neighbors as well.
  5. What’s something that’s gotten better since 1999?

    digital cameras!  i will never forget the first digital camera i ever used.  it was a mavica that required you to put either zip or floppy disk inside (i can't remember which).  it could hold a whopping 4 pictures at a time. ahhh technology!  now i can take pictures with my ipod that also holds over 4000 songs... 

1 comment:

  1. I had to look it up because I hadn't thought of it, but "Intergalactic" was 1998. It's okay, though. I mean, we were all still spinning it well into the next year. Thinking about Beastie Boys always makes me sad nowadays. :(

    And wasn't that Lit album great?





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