Saturday, March 31, 2007

VH1 and the Demise of My Youth

I'm watching VH1 classic and was feeling immensely kicked that they were playing eighties numbers that I knew by heart and loved dancing to, when it suddenly struck me, these songs are now called "classic" and my youth is gone, gone, gone.



At 10:57 PM, Anonymous nyxteritha said...

The music of my youth, the 80s, has a powerful nostalgic effect on me, which is odd, because I barely listened to any of it. I never listened to the radio and all the music I owned was oldies from the 60s and 70s or Library of Congress folk song recordings from the Appalachia. In fact I had exactly two records, ever, from the 80s. One was Genesis for the novelty track Illegal Alien and the other was Fogerty’s Centerfield which was given as a birthday present because I loved Creedence Clearwater Revival. Still the music has somehow leaked into my subconscious as Too Shy to Shy manages to evoke memories of my being locked in the band instrument room and People are People of vomiting after the first cross country race of my 10th grade year, even accompanied by a slight constriction of the throat. But I’m not sure that is a sympathetic response to the memory or a reaction to how thin Depeche Mode’s synthesizers and voices sound now.

At 11:26 PM, Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Give it another 10 years.



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