Am I Getting Old?

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Mixmaster Shecky
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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:17 am

I dunno. Sex is overrated.

Now, a few hits of good, quality opium-that's the stuff.

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Re: Am I Getting Old?

Postby jonas » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:39 am

jonas wrote:So I'm 41, which I don't feel is particularly old, and I'm happy to say that I'm still listening to new music and finding that I connect to it.


Holy christ, I was 41 once? Man those were the days. Someone should go back and tell that guy to pull out of the market.


I forgot about this thread, but believe I know what was going on. As I get older it takes me longer than it used to for CDs to work their magic on me, and I think what's happening is that my mind has built up this back catalog of sources to compare them to, and struggling to find what's distinct (or seizing on what's not distinct and refusing to let go). So someone like Andrew Bird really didn't find much in the catalog for comparison and as it happens I instantly loved the first CD I heard*; but Heartbreaker, which I eventually came to at least appreciate as background music, took a long, long time to even get repeat play.

I also wonder if my brain's putting a bigger premium on freshness than it used to. Everything seems fresh at 25, right? I recently bought Antony & The Johnsons and got into it pretty quickly...but would I have liked it at 25? I'm not so sure.

I guess I should be happy I'm still finding music to love.


* Armchair Apocrypha, Jake...Noble Beast still ain't doing much for me

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Postby Chris G » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:53 am

grounded5am wrote:...it's ok to sound like every other damn band on the radio?



The "Radio"? You must be old.

Seriously, radio? I haven't heard a radio in... a decade. More than a decade.

Listening to the radio, right after you read the news on your teletype machine?

Interesting old thread.


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Postby steve-o » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:49 pm

Lurker01 wrote:Apology accepted Steve-O.
That makes 3 just this year. Surely I can't have hacked this many people's accounts.
Anyone else want to come over to the tolerance side, or is it time for the hate monkeys to dance for me again?


Oh, whatever. If you read my posts, you'll see I've long stood against the forces of fogeyism. This is nothing new.

But even when I was younger I had enough sense to know Mariah Carey sucked.

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Postby quasarwutwut » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:27 pm

I was just laughing thinking how when I was in middle school Queensryche's "Operation: Mindcrime" was the craziest, most intelligent, most rocking, most exposing-The-Man-and-all-the-conspiracies concept album a virgin could get excited about. And I distinctly remember an older kid saying, "That shit is the biggest rip-off of The Wall I've ever heard". And I got so pissed, just thinking, "You don't know what you're talking about College Guy. This is an Important Record and if your generation is too old and scared to see that, then you'll get what's coming to you. Pink Floyd? Go smoke some weed you stoner!"

SPOILER ALERT:
It turns out "Operation: Mindcrime" was a gigantic rip-off of "The Wall".

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Postby Lurker01 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:32 pm

steve-o wrote:But even when I was younger I had enough sense to know Mariah Carey sucked.


I always loved it when guys would repeat a joke they obviously didn't understand. Didn't anyone send Steve-O the memo?

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Postby steve-o » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:40 am

Lurker01 wrote:
I always loved it when guys would repeat a joke they obviously didn't understand. Didn't anyone send Steve-O the memo?


You know, a troll that is as easily manipulated into responding as you are is not much of a troll at all.

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Postby Lurker01 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:04 am

Apology accepted Steve-O

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Postby jonas » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:12 am

I mean really, is the newest Kanye West really all that fantastic? Is he doing something Jay-Z hasn't been doing for years? Goddamn kids today, all that 'recycle, reuse' banged into their brains turns them into recyclers and reusers.

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Postby worpswede » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:00 pm

jonas wrote:I mean really, is the newest Kanye West really all that fantastic? Is he doing something Jay-Z hasn't been doing for years?

I think so.

I love that new one-but I will confess to allowing my age to immediately discount something overly hyped...and on most of them, I've been surprised at how good they actually were.

From Arcade Fire to Vampire Weekend to Kanye...all of them were so blantantly thrusted onto the radar that I immediately went "pfft" before getting back to downloading porn of mature amateurs.

But then I finally got around to listening to some of that shit and I enjoyed it very much. Derivative? Sure, but it sounds like the kids are alright.
And I don't see Jay-Z using King Crimson jams on his shit.

Hell, it took Dangermouse to turn him on to the Beatles.


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