call me big papa
Danger of not being exposed to youthful optimism and passion.
I found that people in their early twenties (and teenagers) got quite irritating when I was in my 30s. Probably that was quite healthy. I like them now though and it's good because I am well past the age where there can be any ambiguity about our relationships.
Me too. There was a period when I was stuck working in coffee shops in my 30s and it became intolerable because of this. They wanted me to die and I felt the same about them.I found that people in their early twenties (and teenagers) got quite irritating when I was in my 30s. Probably that was quite healthy. I like them now though and it's good because I am well past the age where there can be any ambiguity about our relationships.
Well I am (a bit) and what works for me is:But you can definitely still be interested in youth culture and popular stuff without being like "hey fellow young person who is also poly do you wanna do a tiktok to Billie Eilish?"
Yeah, that was just my reaction to that specific situation. He was there, talking to the Sugababes, who were talking about their career aspirations in the industry, and you could read him, between the lines, despairing.Penny Reel introduced me to Nick Kimberley at reggae do about 10 years ago. He was one of my sorta heroes because the pair of them edited Pressure Drop in the 1970s which was the UK's first reggae fanzine.
I asked him what he was doing now and he told me that he was reviewing classical music for the Evening Standard. And I looked confused and asked him how he ended up doing that.
And basically he really loved music and followed a trail of progressively interesting material and that's where it lead him. He was probably in his 60s or something at the time.
I thought that was quite dignified.
tell him to make a speedcore 2step hybrid, the dem 2 micro edits double timed to the 2step beats, but they are gabberised.Yeah I keep having this conversation with Paul Meme who remains happy as a pig in shit making 2 step tracks. I mean fair play to him, he is completely genuine about it. Just seems a bit narrow to me...
There's no danger. you just grow out of it. Music just demands more of a commitment when you're less naive. It's the only way to form the future without being locked into the momentum of inevitably transient youth cultures. There was a lot of shit dance music in the 90s, totally irredeemable. Be that the eurodance end or the one bar bongo loop tribal techno end. Same with 70s jazz, heaps of shite. loads of wank punk. and don't even get started on anticon.