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Being Twelve

Being Twelve
Created by: childstar
Tracks: 20
Length: 01:15:45
Keywords 1. junior high
2. sucked
3. balls
Created on 5/12/09 07:09pm
Level 4
Points 1840
Total visitors 70
Unique visitors 17
description:
Middle school was odd for me, as it was for everyone, I hear. I stayed up reeeally late most nights, hanging out in the Weezer chat room and learning about music that seemed to be way beyond my years. I was also diagnosed as clinically depressed, had a number of online relationships, and adopted a really awkward sense of humor--especially compared to my peers. I felt like a creep! But I'm fine with that, because overall this experience truly shaped me into who I am today.

Some highlights from seventh grade:
I remember drawing the cover of Blur's "The Best Of" the day 9/11 happened. And even when everyone was freaking out, I just kept drawing. At one point, I gave an "it's-good-to-be-yourself-speech" and totally started crying in front of the class. Friends would refer to me lovingly as "Weezer Freak" because I got really into them over this year (and no, not because of the Green Album!). I actually saw them for the first time, too, with Jimmy Eat World and Tenacious D. I started really caring about choir this year. I took a graphic design class my first semester and came to know one of the greatest art teachers ever, Mr. Hamilton. He made me realize my potential as an artist. I made a really good friend named Mike Winters, who remains a friend of mine to this day. Ironically, at first, I totally hated him.

Eighth grade:
Everyone called me "gothlic" because, on a whim, I went off and dyed my hair black. It really got under my skin. Nirvana re-exploded in popularity this year because of the release of their Greatest Hits album. I was pretty annoyed at all the kids acting like they knew about what I had known about since I was little, thanks to my parents. So I turned into somewhat of an elitist. I got into my first "serious" online relationship--and by serious, I only mean it lasted until my junior year of high school (far from perfect, though).

tracklist

1 Pixies : I'm Amazed
"All I know is that there were rumors he was into field hockey players..."

The intro to this song i [...]
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Track 12 from Surfer Rosa
Length: 00:01:42
Year: 1988
Track Description:
"All I know is that there were rumors he was into field hockey players..."

The intro to this song is so fanfuckingtastic. Perfect way to start out my experience in junior high. I started getting heavily into the Pixies in 7th grade, after hearing the "Velouria" cover that Weezer did.
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2 The Ataris : Angry Nerd Rock
"I don't have to listen to you, so don't you fuckin' tell me what to do!"

One of my seventh-grade i [...]
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Track 7 from Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits
Length: 00:02:34
Year: 1999
Track Description:
"I don't have to listen to you, so don't you fuckin' tell me what to do!"

One of my seventh-grade internet flings was really into The Ataris. This song represents the attitude I tried to project to the people around me.
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3 Faith No More : From Out of Nowhere
My first Faith No More album was The Real Thing on cassette tape. I got it the summer before 7th grade b [...]
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Track 1 from The Real Thing
Length: 00:03:22
Year: 1989
Track Description:
My first Faith No More album was The Real Thing on cassette tape. I got it the summer before 7th grade began, and I vividly recall being really creeped out the first time I heard "Edge of the World." Really. But I always enjoyed this song.
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4 Weezer : The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
Favorite band throughout junior high. Maybe not so much now, but there will always be a place in my heart for [...]
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Track 3 from Blue Album
Length: 00:04:19
Year: 1994
Track Description:
Favorite band throughout junior high. Maybe not so much now, but there will always be a place in my heart for the =w=.
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5 Cake : The Distance
When I got Comfort Eagle for my 12th birthday, I was immediately hooked. This song represents that. A f [...]
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Track 2 from Fashion Nugget
Length: 00:03:02
Year: 1996
Track Description:
When I got Comfort Eagle for my 12th birthday, I was immediately hooked. This song represents that. A friend of mine (the one who coined the name "Weezerfreak") used to sing this song to me, amongst others, at our lunch table. He was the only other person I knew that knew about CAKE.
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6 Blur : Coffee and TV
"Your ears are full but you're empty, you're holding out your heart,
to people who never really care how [...]
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Track 3 from 13
Length: 00:05:58
Year: 1999
Track Description:
"Your ears are full but you're empty, you're holding out your heart,
to people who never really care how you are."

I considered this pretty much my theme song for awhile. I was in love with Blur because they looked like a British Weezer.
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7 Sonic Youth : Teenage Riot
"Takes a teenage riot to get me out of bed right now"

I first heard this song in 7th grade. And fro [...]
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Track 1 from Daydream Nation
Length: 00:06:57
Year: 1988
Track Description:
"Takes a teenage riot to get me out of bed right now"

I first heard this song in 7th grade. And from that moment, I knew I would one day have a strange love affair with Sonic Youth. Prediction: true.
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8 Jimmy Eat World : A Praise Chorus
The lyrics to this song were always really motivational for me. Especially the "kick start my rockin' rollin' [...]
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Track 2 from Bleed American
Length: 00:04:05
Year: 2001
Track Description:
The lyrics to this song were always really motivational for me. Especially the "kick start my rockin' rollin' heart" part. I was actually pretty into Jimmy Eat World, until I saw them in November of '01. It could have been the seating, because they sounded fine, but I was just really bored the whole time. So I came to associate that feeling with the band itself. Classical conditioning.
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9 The Aquabats : Pizza Day
"As time went on we figured out
It was totally uncool
To eat the welfare lunch
Provided by the [...]
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Track 4 from Myths, Legends and Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2
Length: 00:04:04
Year: 2000
Track Description:
"As time went on we figured out
It was totally uncool
To eat the welfare lunch
Provided by the school
So in poser-punker fashion
We just mooched off all the kids
And lived off eating candy bars
And bags of nacho chips"

It was so strange hearing this song when I did, because I felt exactly this way.
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10 Radiohead : My Iron Lung
OK Computer was one of my first CDs, probably right behind Pinkerton. Although this song isn't f [...]
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Track 1 from My Iron Lung
Length: 00:04:37
Year: 1994
Track Description:
OK Computer was one of my first CDs, probably right behind Pinkerton. Although this song isn't from that album, I associate it to junior high.
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11 The Strokes : Alone Together
A guy I talked to to online told me that he thought I might like The Strokes. So I checked 'em out and he was [...]
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Track 6 from Is This It?
Length: 00:03:12
Year: 2000
Track Description:
A guy I talked to to online told me that he thought I might like The Strokes. So I checked 'em out and he was right. This is my favorite song from Is This It.
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12 Saves The Day : Through Being Cool
I used to pretend to hate Saves the Day because people in the Weezer chatroom would always talk shit about the [...]
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Track 11 from Through Being Cool
Length: 00:02:04
Year: 1999
Track Description:
I used to pretend to hate Saves the Day because people in the Weezer chatroom would always talk shit about them. I don't really know why even! But this is me saying I'm officially through being "cool" and that I am a huge fan of STD.
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13 Nirvana : Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle
Ahhhhh, Nirvana. 'Nuff said.
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Track 5 from In Utero
Length: 00:04:09
Year: 1993
Track Description:
Ahhhhh, Nirvana. 'Nuff said.
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14 Gorillaz : 5/4
"She turned my dad on"

I actually saw the Clint Eastwood video in 6th grade. It tripped me out beca [...]
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Track 2 from Gorillaz
Length: 00:02:40
Year: 2001
Track Description:
"She turned my dad on"

I actually saw the Clint Eastwood video in 6th grade. It tripped me out because I had never seen anything like it. After I purchased the album, and learned that Damon Albarn was the singer, I had a new reason to appreciate Gorillaz.
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15 The Riverdales : Back to You
This song is on the soundtrack for a movie I find particularly favorable, Angus. My best friend in 7th grade, [...]
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Track 4 from The Riverdales
Length: 00:03:33
Year: 1995
Track Description:
This song is on the soundtrack for a movie I find particularly favorable, Angus. My best friend in 7th grade, Lena, used to quote this one part, all the time:

"I, Angus Bathune, had caused a fumble. The ball--MY BALL--soared through the air, free like an eagle and then...it landed in Rick Sanford's hands?!!"

Am I right fellas?
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16 Ben Kweller : How It Should Be (Sha Sha)
"So sue me, it's up to me if I decide to be what I think is right"

I first heard Ben Kweller when I [...]
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Track 1 from Sha Sha
Length: 00:01:51
Year: 2002
Track Description:
"So sue me, it's up to me if I decide to be what I think is right"

I first heard Ben Kweller when I was in 8th grade and thought he was the cutest boy I had seen up to then. The words are reminiscent of how I changed my looks a but and everyone changed on me. I really came to get used to my own skin at this point in my life.
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17 Foo Fighters : Big Me
I always liked Foo Fighters. Even when I was a kid, like 7 or 8, I remember watching their videos with my dad [...]
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Track 3 from Foo Fighters
Length: 00:02:12
Year: 1995
Track Description:
I always liked Foo Fighters. Even when I was a kid, like 7 or 8, I remember watching their videos with my dad and being really into it. This is probably my favorite song of theirs.
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18 Ween : Baby Bitch
I always used to play "Homo Rainbow" in the car and my mom thought I was crazy. But man, what do you expect fr [...]
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Track 7 from Chocolate and Cheese
Length: 00:03:04
Year: 1994
Track Description:
I always used to play "Homo Rainbow" in the car and my mom thought I was crazy. But man, what do you expect from a 7th grader?
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19 The Smiths : How Soon Is Now?
"You shut your mouth,
how can you say I go about things the wrong way?"

From the time I heard [...]
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Track 6 from Meat is Murder
Length: 00:06:46
Year: 1987
Track Description:
"You shut your mouth,
how can you say I go about things the wrong way?"

From the time I heard this song, I felt like it had been written for me. It just spoke to me in a way that other songs didn't.
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20 Ozma : Baseball
"Is our season over?
No four leaf clover,
I feel it getting colder now that it's late fall"
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Track 7 from Rock And Roll Part Three
Length: 00:05:34
Year: 2001
Track Description:
"Is our season over?
No four leaf clover,
I feel it getting colder now that it's late fall"

I got into Ozma in the fall of 7th grade. How fitting. This song used to remind me of a guy I had a huge crush on in the 6th grade and how our friendship changed when we got into junior high. Furthermore, this is a great way to end this mix.
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I think we could have been best friends, young creepsters unite. AQUA BATS AND BLUR!
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Sounds like you were ahead of your times, lady. Choice Nirvana track, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Strokes, etc.
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Yay! A lot of great picks.
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Your mix made me realize how musically idiotic I was at twelve. :P
5/25/09 07:20pm
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You had some great music to get you through. Great mix
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