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    “On The Spot: Megan Nolen, psychology freshman”

    The end of the 1990s was almost 10 years ago now. Is that kind of weird to you?

    Yeah, just because it’s weird to think how old I am. It’s weird to see how fast life is going by.

    How old are you?

    Almost 19.

    So what makes you feel old?

    Um, to see the things that kids are watching and to know that I have no idea what it is and to remember the stuff that I did when I was growing up and how it’s not even the cool thing anymore.

    So to help you remember what was cool from back in the day, do you think it’s time for a ‘90s cover band or something like that?

    Definitely. I love ‘90s music and I listen to it whenever I need to calm down or relax, that kind of thing.

    What are some of your favorite bands from back then?

    I like Matchbox 20 and Goo Goo Dolls and that kind of thing.

    You don’t like any hard stuff? No Metallica, no Nirvana, no Pearl Jam, no Red Hot Chili Peppers?

    Oh, well I love the Chili Peppers. That’s a good one.

    No rap music though? No country?

    No country. No no.

    What about rap music? Are you not down with hip-hop or what?

    Actually, I like hip-hop now but ‘90s hip-hop isn’t really my thing.

    What about Tupac and Biggie and Dr. Dre and all them? Those dudes cranked out some jams. You don’t have any love for those guys?

    No, not really.

    Then what’s a set list for you at your ‘90s cover band concert?

    Um (pauses) I don’t know. Definitely all the bands I just mentioned.

    No mention of the Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC yet? I think that’s pretty surprising right there.

    OK, *NSYNC, Britney Spears and Third Eye Blind.

    What would the cover band have to close with?

    Definitley *NSYNC I think, but that’s just me.

    What song, “”Tearin’ Up My Heart”” or something else?

    Um, “”I Want You Back.””

    Any particular reason for that song?

    No, it’s just too good. They’re too good.

    Brian Kimball

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