Tumbling around the web in a big mess. Picking up and dropping off bits and pieces with no clear goal, just spending a bit of time looking at stuff I like.
What do I like? Visual stuff mostly, photos and videos, a bit of music and interesting thoughts. When I say interesting, I mean interesting to me. You might be extremely bored by the whole thing, but I don't really care, because this isn't for you. It's for me.
When it comes to 90s female role models, I actually prefer Hole and Courtney Love to The Spice Girls and Britney Spears. If you’re going to be trashy, be trashy with grunt and tell everyone else to fuck off.
In 1998, Judas Priest front-man, Rob Halford, publicly said he was gay and George Michael was arrested for ‘lewd acts’ in a public toilet and he finally admitted her was gay too. Not that the two are at all connected, but both came out in 1998.
All quiet on the political front
I can’t remember there being much of particular note going on in 1998.
One thing I do remember was the Belfest Agreement, also known as the Good Friday Agreement. The agreement between the Irish and English political forces was another step to peace in Northern Ireland, a place I’d grown up associating with shootings, bombings and general violence. It seemed rather positive, from the other side of the world.
Even quieter on the personal front
1998 was my last year of high school before going to college, as is the Tasmanian education system. I was moody, my family was divided and moody, it all felt like there was very little in the world for the likes of me. It was all a bit goth of me without the eyeliner because my mum was against makeup and I couldn’t afford it. I guess I may have been called emo if I’d been born 10 years after I was actually born.