Archive for the ‘getting old’ Category

I don’t get it – when the hell did I get so old? I was reading a post on another site tonight and they were talking about how they haven’t watched MTV in 5 years and they had “shifted” to VH1. I got to thinking about it, and seems like I do too. In fact I’ve been watching a lot of “VH1 Classic” and old concerts like KISS, AC-DC, Black Sabbath – I’ve even seen a lot of cool documentaries like the making of definitive Pink Floyd and Nirvana albums. All this music now is considered “classic rock”. Van Halen, Ozzy, hair metal, even Skid Row, Poision, Ratt, Winger, Def Leppard, Dokken, possibly even Metallica – all “classic rock”?

WTF? When I was a kid the “classic rock” station played music I hated, like the Byrds, Bob Dylan, The Temptations, and that stupid “Alice’s Restaurant” song by Arlo Guthrie. Now all this stuff is considered “oldies” and the music I grew up with as hard rock and metal is “classic rock”. For god sakes, Gene Simmons is getting face lifts and has a reality show with his family, Peter Frampton practically looks like Captain Kangaroo now. I now have 4 kids of my own and I guess I should have seen this coming – but I’m just shy of 40 now and what I knew as good rock music growing up is “so retro” to the kids today. Will all my music be “oldies” in another 20 years when I’m 60?

I don’t care if they are old – here’s KISS playing “Rock and Roll All Nite” (and party every day!)…