The distant future, the year 2000.
Apparently, if Kramer is right, by the year 2000, we’ll all be on speed dial.
If the Flight of the Conchords see the future accurately, only Robots will remain.
Or if Conan’s recurring “in the year 2000” projections come true, we could be in for quite the beginning of the new millenium!
So what will life really be like in the year 2000?
It’s hard to speculate (at least without a flashlight, futuristic neck-wear, and a man singing in falsetto*) but I’ll attempt to play oracle for the music world.
When we finally arrive in the 21st Century, I have a feeling these 5 tunes may be worth hearing:
5. The Soggy Bottom Boys, I am a Man of Constant Sorrow
In the year 2000, there will be a roots revival, with this song leading the way.
4. The Cure, Maybe Someday
In the year 2000, Robert Smith will claim that the fire is almost out, threatening to make this The Cure’s swansong. Fortunately, he will be wrong.
3. Dynamite Hack, Boyz in the Hood
In the year 2000, somehow acoustic guitars + N.W.A. lyrics + a Blackbird outro will be a very successful equation.
2. Modest Mouse, 3rd Planet
In the year 2000, the 3rd Planet will realize the Y2K buildup may have been much ado about nothing after all.
1. The Tragically Hip, Lake Fever
In the year 2000, The Hip will still be writing great songs.
They will also have a misheard lyric up there with, “s’cuse me while I kiss this guy.”
On Lake Fever, Gord Downie will allegedly sing “don’t want a little piece of your heart.” Perhaps because of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine receives a VCR ‘play’ button from Vincent, her soulmate video store employee, at least one young Canadian fan will be adamant that Downie is really singing “don’t want a little VCR part.”
After a week in ’99, the next year on my ‘Top 5 Duplicate Digit Years‘ journey will be, well, the next year. Limp Bizkit & Erykah Badu will be featured here, enjoy!
*See the Conan/Megan Mullally clip, otherwise this sounds like a bizarre Diva-esque set of requests (at best)