Where do I begin?

Alternative music has evolved so much since the '90s and early 2000's. It may be different than when you first arrived to the scene and that is okay. It allows us to reminisce and appreciate those songs that shaped us a lot more.

We're playing hundreds of songs this weekend that celebrate those songs you grew up with here in the Hudson Valley. Here are my top 6 picks for WRRV's Labor Day Throwback Block Party in no particular order. If you truly don't agree that any of these songs should make the cut then I will hang up my headphones.

If we're talking about nostalgia then this song might have to top the list for me. This gem from Red Hot Chili Peppers appeared on the Beavis and Butt-Head Do America soundtrack and that was the first CD I purchased. This throws it back to 1996.

I'm a huge Nine Inch Nails fan. I love this song and this live version is from Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, New York.

This one is for all of us who have just had one of those days.

My older cousin introduced me to Alice in Chains when I was in middle school and they are still one of my favorite bands.

Not everyone of these needs to be a huge success. It just has to give you that special feeling of nostalgia. This one may not be Puddle of Mudd's biggest hit but it does a pretty good job taking my back to high school.

Remember this one? This might be one of the most under appreciated Foo Fighters songs out there. It's definitely on my list. Bonus points if you can tell me what Jim Carrey movie it is from.