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.
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?"
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.
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...