flashback friday: jams of the past.

by Janetha on January 25, 2013

in flashback

i have been walking a lot lately. to get my steps in. you know how marshall bought me a fitbit zip for christmas? well, now i am all about trying to get 10,000 steps in each day. guess how many i usually have by the time i am off work?


ewww. i don’t move much. ever.

and teri linked this article about sitting being the smoking of our generation. it’s sad. it’s true. it’s sad because it’s true.

so.. yeah. i’ve been walking. on the treadmill, because the pavement here in utah is covered in a thick coat of ice and i ain’t walking outdoors in these freezing temps. no way. no how.

yes.. i said “ain’t.”

anyway, the treadmill? it’s boring. painfully boring.. especially when walking. i can’t believe i used to prefer the treadmill to outdoor running. i was clearly not in the right mind. don’t worry—i still don’t like running, on the treadmill or outside—but i do like getting more movement in my day. so, for now, the treadmill it is!

i have dug into my music archives to make playlists from my past to keep me entertained whilst walking on the pathway to nowhere.

so.. i used to be REALLY into music. i mean, i still am, but i was die hard in my teenage years. i’d go to live shows every chance i could get, crowd surf and get dropped on my head, get pushed around in the mosh pit, lose my shoes (it happened more than once) and go home with bruises.. then i would go back the next week to do it again. it was fun.

and, today, i want to share those songs with you. because they are some of my favorites.. and maybe you’ll dig them. (oh, but i kind of think most of you won’t.. i have an, uh, alternative taste in music.)

here are five albums i love.. and three tracks from each album that i can’t get enough of. this was hard to narrow down.. but i did it. whew.. that was strenuous.

nofx: punk in drublic

three favorite tracks:

  1. linoleum
  2. leave it alone
  3. don’t call me white

face to face: self titled album

three favorite tracks:

  1. blind<—quite possibly my favorite song of all time ever
  2. walk the walk
  3. complicated

mxpx: life in general

three favorite tracks:

  1. middlename
  2. do your feet hurt
  3. today is in my way

goldfinger: hang-ups

three favorite tracks:

  1. question
  2. my head
  3. this lonely place

h2o: thicker than water

three favorite tracks:

  1. sacred heart
  2. thicker than water
  3. universal language

i could go on. really, i could just not shut up all day. but i’ll leave it at those five. because five is a good number.

and, because i know you guys love links to lurk, here are some gems:

don’t hate me for loving thought catalog. love me for directing you to the really good ones posted.

BEFORE I FORGET TO REMIND YOU! make sure you have your calendars marked.. blend retreat 2013 tickets will be up for grabs THIS SUNDAY at 8 PM EST (that’s 6 PM utah time!) DO NOT FORGET TO REGISTER! we are selling just 125 tickets this year. if you have any questions about the retreat, PLEASE ask. i am happy to answer any questions! you can leave a comment or you can email me at mealsandmoves at gmail dot com.

mmmkay.. i am off to do some deadlifts & pullups.. then i think i will clean (haha.. maybe?) and pack for my upcoming trip! kinda excited to have no big plans these next couple of days. sigh of relief!

happy weekend!


1. what was/were your favorite band/s during your teenage years?

2. what band did you last see live?

xo. janetha g.

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Karey @ Nutty About Health January 25, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Aaah, Goldfinger! I really liked that album. I also really liked Green Day, Nirvana, Bush, No Doubt, & Sublime. Memories…

Last band I saw live was Bush last year when they were at the House of Blues in Orlando. Looking forward to seeing Three Days Grace at the beginning of Feb. ;)

Julia January 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I was a huge music gal in my teens so I totally get it. Like you, I was (still am) into “alternative” music too… underground electronic, and I traveled all over for shows, as far as Toronto from Florida just for a rave. You owe me an email :p just kidding, I appreciate you hunting me down, you don’t owe me anything. Juliam526@gmail

Michele January 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm

GREAT post. those are some serious web gems. happy friday!

Neil January 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Being a kid of the 80’s, just about anything with a hard beat, a buzzing guitar and big hair was cool.

I like the under-rated and lesser known stuff now. MMJ is cool (mellow, hard beat, buzzing guitar … and what do you know – big hair.)


Neil January 25, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Also, I didn’t know you back then, but knowing you now I NEVER would have pegged you for punk.


It’s a fantastic discovery.

Janetha January 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I hope to god I wasn’t pegged as a backstreet boys listener. Also, hi!!

Neil January 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Whoa! Easy punk chic. Please don’t punch me with fury and angst. :)

Also, Hi!

ashley January 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

I adore mxpx and middlename is one of my fav songs! I sure miss weekend road trips and going to see them play. Did you ever hear Mike’s emo band, Arthur? I enjoyed it too while it lasted. Sounds like we would have a lot in common!? Love the music you put on the blog today!

Ashley January 25, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I really liked Pearl Jam, Fiona apple in high school and the last band I saw was Gaslight anthem (my favorite)!

I also got a fitbit, thanks to seeing it on your blog! I quickly found out I am a lazy human being, I get like 2500 steps in during my work day and that is with trying to get up more often, dang desk job! Here I thought I was super healthy and worked out all the time, but really I am pretty sloth like, haha! Anyway I am loving the fitbit so thank you, and Marshall for finding that thing!

kendra January 25, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Whoa! Punk in Drublic and Face to Face! I am transported back to being 15 years old and skateboarding till dawn. I haven’t listened to either album for 15 years and I still can sing right along. I loved Face to Face “Complicated”. I lived for live shows too and lost many shoes.

Favorite bands will always be the Pixies and the Ramones.

Last show I went to was Obituary, classic Florida death metal.

Maria January 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I have a FitBit too and am working on walking more and getting more movement throughout the day. 10K steps a day is hard to get when you are at a desk job, but I try to get creative about it. I found that taking my Kindle with me to the gym to walk on the treadmill makes it 10x less boring to me and I read blogs with my laptop on my kitchen counter while I walk up and down a step stool. Yes, it’s stupid and yes, my husband thinks I’m annoying, but by golly, I’m moving more :)

Ellen January 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Oh man, I followed NIN and got sooo bruised whenever I went to shows cause I’d get up right to the front and all the crowd surfers would kick me in the head. Explains a lot, haha.
I still sorta stock Trent Reznor though. He gave a talk with David Byrne here in LA recently and I was so blimey excited even though they weren’t playing any music…

Stephanie @ Wholesome By Design January 25, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Those were my favorite bands back in high school too. I got to sing Disconnected on stage with Face to Face back in 2002 when they were on tour with Thrice. The last band I saw live was Thrice back in June. So bummed that they’re no longer going to tour.

btw, I’ve had a Fitbit since September and I am still obsessed with getting in my daily steps. I dance around my place at the end of the day if I haven’t met my goal….which is a lot lately.

Sara January 25, 2013 at 9:12 pm

The Buttermilk the Goat link is hilarious. Thanks for introducing me to that. Goats may now be my new favorite animal.

Maren January 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm

emooootioooonnnn ismymiddlename…! Loved mxpx as a teen! (loved teenage politics). Also Saves the Day, Dashboard, etc. I have blend registration saved in my calender (duh) and even had to work around my training for GRIT on Sunday just so I wouldn’t miss the signup time!!! I cannot wait to see you (all 5 feet and 2 inches!!) in person! I am so excited to tower over you :) Love you. Have so much fun on your trip!!

Janetha January 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

five ONE! you give me too much credit ;) I CANNOT FLIPPING WAIT!!!!!!!!

Maren January 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm

5’2″ with tennis shoes? ;) Omg me neither. Is it May yet?!?

Marisa January 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I love those bands! I also liked Homegrown, Finch, The Ataris, early 2000s were awesome for music! Loved 90s, too… :)

Jessiker January 26, 2013 at 12:48 am

Hahaha… Treadmill

calee January 26, 2013 at 7:59 am

J — my fav thing to do while walking on a treadmill (in fact I sometimes do a 45 min treadmill walk JUST so I can do this) is watching trashy teen shows on netflix. 90210.

If you don’t have a streaming TV service, you can look up stuff on youtube to pass the time. I find that TV is best for me when doing slower paced stuff like that. I would be off that sucker in 5 minutes if I was listening to music. :)

And wow, I’ve never valued the fact that I get to stand all day at work so much as I did when I read your 1800 steps comment. I sure hope I’m getting more than that!

Janetha January 26, 2013 at 11:33 am

Ugh for real, it’s sickening!

calee January 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

PS you and Mark have similar music taste (or old you and Mark). :)

Janetha January 26, 2013 at 11:33 am

Still is current me!

Linz @ Itz Linz January 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

i want a fitbit! dave matthews is a band who i’ve seen a billion times. i saw madonna in concert a few months ago when she came to st louis (saw her once and that was enough for me)

Lea @ Coffee and Greens January 26, 2013 at 11:26 am

I was quite the little punk rocker as a teenager too (I even had a full head of purple hair!). I lived for bands like MXPX and NOFX and the highlight of my life at the time was going to Warped Tour! Other favorites included: The Clash, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphys, Alkaline Trio and The Offspring. I kinda miss those days!

ZMoney January 26, 2013 at 11:50 am

Dude, ok, so I am a hardcore lurker and reader of your blog for almost 2 years now and I NEVER EVER post or reply to anything, but last week you wrote something about Millencolin and I was like, “Woah! I never knew anyone who liked those dudes except my husband!”. Bullion is like one of my favorite songs ever and also Close but No Cigar….then this most recent post contains 5 bands that I absolutely love and have seen on numerous occasions in the springtime of my youth which sadly exists no more due to the fact that I am 33 years old. When I was in highschool we too went to shows every weekend, it didn’t matter who it was, just as long as it was punk or hardcore, we were there. H2O is my absolute favorite band in the whole world, we played Sacred Heart at our wedding because we’re nerds like that….and my youngest son is named Toby…oh and I have an H2O tattoo…so yeah total nerd, but I don’t care. Ok so the last band I saw live was Flogging Molly and it was almost two years ago….I guess I really need to get my butt to a show!!

Janetha January 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm

OMG I love you!!!! I have loved the name Toby for ages and the fact that you named your son that is the best. Sacred Heart is for sure my fave H2O song and it warms my heart that you have a tattoo (and i don’t even like tattoos!) So glad you came out of lurkdom to express your love of good music. It made my day :)

Emily @ www.main-eats.com January 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Ha ha-great flashback! I loooooooove Pat Benatar-I saw her in concert approximately 5 times in 3 years…that’s craziness! I just adore her lyrics!

the delicate place (@misathemeb) January 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm

oohhhh my i was a total scene kid. some of my faves that i saw live:

-senses fail
-new found glory
-taking back sunday
-dashboard confessional

last concert i saw was this past monday! i saw morrissey and it was a dream of mine for YEARS! it was amazing, i love mozza <3

melissa January 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Dan and I are both into live music, that’s actually how we met. My favorite band to see live is Drive By Truckers. They only come once or twice a year. In fact, we saw them Friday night!

I once saw NOFX live, they opened for Lucero during SXSW. it was interesting. I was just happy I wasn’t near the front, people were stage diving from the beams on the stage, it was a trip.

In high school I really liked alternative music. Live, Aerosmith, Nirvana, etc. I think the only concerts I went to that weren’t country in high school was Korn.

Jessica January 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

omg this brings back a LOT of memories. I’d have to say MxPx for sure, the Bouncing Souls and Screeching Weasel. Oh and Green Day.
And I think I last saw the Rolling Stones live? I don’t go to nearly as many concerts/shows as I used to.

Emily R January 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm

oh my gosh..I LOVED mxpx in my teen years… I was also a big fan of New Found Glory, Yellowcard, Green Day, plus about a billion others. The last band I saw live was Paper Route (a friend of my husband’s plays with them) and I’m going to see Muse in March! :D

betty January 30, 2013 at 6:59 am

you know i love this post because i love all this music. high school was brand new, starting line, thrice, tuesday, yellowcard.. i was at all the concerts but def wasnt moshing. too much anxiety haha.

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