the rock and the roll

Saw a couple of good bands tonight (they were not, of course, at my club, because my club sucks.) Run Run Run, who reminded me a lot of Verbena, though I guess they were more in that post-JaMC vein being mined by BMRC and Interpol; and The Sounds, who were totally transported through a time machine direct from the 80s. They sounded kind of like Joan Jett covering Pat Benetar or Kim Wilde.

It was an all ages show, so there were lots of small people there (and I mean small: aren't people done growing by 18? It does not appear so.) But that's not what made me feel old. What made me feel old was that there were at least a hundred people there who knew all the words, and I'd never even heard of these bands before.

These kids today and their boom boom boom, I don't know.

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12 Responses:

  1. azul_ros says:

    Yeah, gettin' old bites!!! Fuck it! At least you were there & you enjoyed yourself, right??!!!!
    That's all that matters....
    And I understand your comments about people being smaller these days! Hee hee! :)
    I've been to a few Non-goth, non-industrial shows lately. They're all so young & stuff....

  2. vincel says:

    You know you're getting old when you see some hot chick at a club or a gig, and you think to yourself "Mmm, I wonder what your mother looks like?"

  3. aitp says:

    Mwhahaha, old people suck, we will take over the world! Everyone over twenty-one will be removed in favor of younger, sexier, more continent versions thereof.

    *checks the calendar* Shit! *goes and makes funeral arrangements*

    Oh, and you might like my latest entry. I think I remember reading at some point that you were a big SatireWire fan, and I tried to do it in that style.

    :),
    AITP

  4. jette says:

    The kids these days are either really small or really tall. I always feel like I am accidentally going to step on people when I go out - if I am not craning my neck to look up at them.

  5. kallisti says:

    Part of the problem with today's music scene is that there are so few avenues to hear about new bands and new albums! If it isn't top 40 type sh*t, you don't hear about it. For example, I'm a big Peter Gabriel fan, and if I hadn't bounced onto his website by accident, I might have never know that us new album UP was out. I only ran across Delerium because Sarah McLauchlan did a song with them. If not for a friend, I might have never had heard of deepsky.

    There used to be a radio station where I live named CHEZ 106, and I would hear all about new albums, they had a two hour show on saturday mornings, and all sunday morning they had a show devoted to new age/ambient type music. Now, the station plays American playlists of "classic rock", which means things like playing Joe Walsh's version of "Rocky Mountain Way" which was never a hit in Canada, instead of Triumph's version, which went to number one.

    There is too much central control of Music, be it Radio, CDs, and now rapidly, the internet. I wouldn't mind on the net if the 800 pound Gorillas came in, but they don't have to crush the small guy like they are doing.

  6. your club doesn't suck.

    $.02

    • cje says:

      You club doesn't suck.
      It's just not *exactly* what you wanted.
      Things rarely are.
      Move on, already!

      xoxoxoxxoo

      -case

  7. loosechanj says:

    Yeah, why can't they listen to *real* music, like Judas Priest or Metallica!

  8. Hey, in total unrelatedness to anything much...

    Have you seen this? http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/digital-wheels.htm

    Note especially the screensavers.

    K.

  9. kallisti says:

    Part of the problem with today's music scene is that there are so few avenues to hear about new bands and new albums! If it isn't top 40 type sh*t, you don't hear about it. For example, I'm a big Peter Gabriel fan, and if I hadn't bounced onto his website by accident, I might have never know that us new album UP was out. I only ran across Delerium because Sarah McLauchlan did a song with them. If not for a friend, I might have never had heard of deepsky.

    There used to be a radio station where I live named CHEZ 106, and I would hear all about new albums, they had a two hour show on saturday mornings, and all sunday morning they had a show devoted to new age/ambient type music. Now, the station plays American playlists of "classic rock", which means things like playing Joe Walsh's version of "Rocky Mountain Way" which was never a hit in Canada, instead of Triumph's version, which went to number one.

    There is too much central control of Music, be it Radio, CDs, and now rapidly, the internet. I wouldn't mind on the net if the 800 pound Gorillas came in, but they don't have to crush the small guy like they are doing.

  10. metrocake says:

    Interpol sounds more like Joy Division than Jesus and Mary Chain...

  11. _uriel_ says:

    I don't think your club sucks, Sir.
    I do what I can to make it run as smooth as possible, all in an effort to have the rare band show up and make us all a little happier. Well, Ok, I DID do what I can...sitting here on a broken ankle and trying to shake the shock of getting mugged at gunpoint isn't really being a great Floor Manager for you, but still...

    Just lemme know and I'll tug on my boot (the other won't fit over the splint/cast) and limp on down there...smiling through Vicodin-numbed braincells and MAKE YOU CLUB NOT SUCK, just a little bit maybe.