Young at heart / Old in mind?

Posted in Random by jukeboxparables on March 25, 2009

I came to a small realisation yesterday. After posting an ad for new band members I promptly received two rather interesting replies. The ad itself wasn’t over the top, it was short and to the point and attempted to encompass the range of music my band and I are hoping to make.

The first reply came from a rather eloquent guy whose been in heaps of bands since the 80’s all of which seemed rad, the only problem being a rather large age gap (It’s only a problem because it leads to a divide in interest) The second reply was much the same. Both people also had interesting anecdotes to share about some of the bands I’d mentioned.

One was adamant that after seeing both Joy Division and Gang of Four live that GoF were all over them in the live show performance department. This was pretty amazing to hear. Imagine having seen both these bands in their original era/prime?

I thought that email was something until the next person; I asked if he was experienced/been around/in bands; he stated he is originally from the UK and had seen Joy Division and met Ian Curtis back stage after one of their shows.

Both guys we’re in their 40’s from what I can gather. And as yet we’ve received no other replies. This lead me to question if I’ve been born in the right era…. and why oh why no one (except my band mates) and certain friends share a love for good music. Or what we perceive as good music. Are we 40yr olds trapped in 20-somethings’ bodies!?

Then again, my love of music isn’t confined to one certain era/decade it spans most of them but It’s a bit of a mind bend when you realise most of the people out there who are into the same music as you are twice your age or more.

But It’s too easy to say the best music is classic stuff and not stuff happening right now. Because in a sense we pick and choose the best music from certain time periods and completely disregard all the crap that existed back then. This is why, now and always music from ‘back in the day’ will trump ‘present day’ movements. It’s only with retrospect that the bands of today will be rated as having stood the test of time.


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