Friday, May 8, 2009

Going Backwards

Let me preface this post by saying I am, in fact, 25 years old.

So I'm here sitting at my desk listening to music, and the next song on the playlist is "Sunday Morning Coming Down" by Johnny Cash. I start tapping my foot and nodding my head and I think to myself, "Man, Johnny Cash is so awesome..."

Then it hits me.

While my friends and the rest of the world blaze forward in their music tastes, I am driving in reverse.

I am constantly discovering bands today that most people discovered 30 years ago (The Who, for example). I love Johnny Cash, I love Lynyrd Skynyrd, I love Jethro Tull... what am I, my dad?

And remember how grunge spread like wildfire in the early '90s and was extinguished just as fast? Apparently I didn't get the memo, because Pearl Jam is one of the fastest rising stars in my music galaxy. I am just now buying "Ten."

'80s New Wave, '70s Southern Rock, '60s progressive rock, I love it all. That's what I buy when I go shopping for "new" music. I don't even know what kind of music the kids are putting out these days.

Thank goodness for bands like Muse, The Shins and The Killers. These bands keep me at least somewhat current.

Oh yeah... I'm also just now starting to like Rush. I'm such an old soul.


ali said...

it's called getting older Ads. A similar thing happened to me round about 25.

I prescribe a little Franz Ferdinand. Take two and call me in the morning.

ali said...

BTW--Am I the only one who reads your blog?

Russ Nelson said...

Nothing wrong with the classics. There is a reason they are classics. Call me when you want to get the Led out!