Pearl Jammin’: Thoughts Arrive Like Butterflies

Even floooooooooooooooooooooooow
Thoughts arrive like butterflies…

I can’t even tell you how long I’ve wanted this CD!!! Pearl Jam’s Ten album came out in 1991, and somehow this CD never made it into my ’90s collection. I have a lot of classic ’90s rock albums, as they are very nostalgic time capsules, but I just never got around to purchasing this one. And here we are, at last!

First off, I love the picture that unfolds when you take out the CD cover booklet! It’s so early ’90s, I love it. So, this whole album from start to finish, in my opinion, is gold! I had no idea what I was missing. Popping it in is taking a refreshing trip down the grungy rock lane of the legendary ’90s sound – and Eddie Vedder’s distinctive voice alone is certainly the ’90s sound.

Listening to ’90s rock albums immediately make me think of my youth: carefree summers in the sizzling Fresno heat, having no AC in neither my mom or my sister’s cars, Hostess mini muffins, and frozen Dr. Peppers from Texaco. The main rock bands that come to mind that perfectly encapsulate this time for me are The Smashing Pumpkins, Collective Soul, Third Eye Blind, Goo Goo Dolls and Pearl Jam, as I heard so many of their songs on the radio back then!

Seriously – ’90s rock bands, I hold near and dear to my heart. I still remember seeing The Smashing Pumpkins live in concert in Oakland in 2018, and the moment I saw the shining beam of stage light reflect off of Billy Corgan’s ethereal bald head, I was choking back tears as I rode the wave of childhood nostalgia from the comfort of my stadium seat.

I’ve listened to Pearl Jam’s Ten three times already in my CD player, and I’m definitely happy to own the album! My favorites are Even Flow and Jeremy, for sure – Jeremy being my #1 favorite! I actually remember Adam Sandler on SNL way back in the day parodying Even Flow and dressed as Eddie Vedder on a segment, LOL!!!

And now for the outfit of the day. 😀

Top: SHEIN // Skirt: Etsy
Bracelets: gifted from sister
Shoes: Dolls Kill // Mickey Mouse Socks: gifted from mom

For nostalgia’s sake, I should stop by a gas station and buy some mini muffins and rock out to Pearl Jam’s Ten while going for a little drive around town. And maybe a frozen Dr. Pepper, to boot? 😊

See yaaaa!!! 💗

6 thoughts on “Pearl Jammin’: Thoughts Arrive Like Butterflies

  1. That’s so cool that you added Pearl Jam’s Ten to your music collection! I love Pearl Jam too, along with the other ’90s bands you mentioned. You really paint a picture of what this music means to you, right down to the weather and snacks. You should absolutely get some Hostess mini muffins and a frozen Dr. Pepper! Your outfit is so cute. I remember the bear sweater, which is such a great piece, and the colorful bracelets are a sweet — and kind of ’90s! — touch. Rock on! 🙂

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  2. Wow this post made me super nostalgic for the 90’s and High school. I still have my CDs from back then too. For some reason I just can’t get rid of them. I also have Ten in the collection, but also Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, No Doubt, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, and too many others to count. Glad I’m not the only one holding on to them still. Lol.

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