I turned 23 at the weekend and ended my birthday with a recital of Blink 182's What's My Age Again - you know, the one where it goes "nobody likes you when you're 23" - with friends. 23 is the weirdest age I've turned to date. There's no longer the prospect of clinging on to 21 that there was when you hit 22. Your next big birthday is 30, and although there were conversations at the weekend of our generation peaking at 30, the idea of 30 for me is akin to a 13 year old contemplating turning 18; it seems distant and pretty terrifying. While inevitable, there's certainly some self-pretence that I'll never turn 30.
And with imminent ageing in mind, it makes
Anyway, less of the 90s kid pretentious vibes. Here are some old time favourites to stir up your childhood nostalgia and teenage angst.