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Thread started 08/29/13 2:07pm

Gunsnhalen

''I Was Born In The Wrong Decade''

I'm so sick of hearing these too-hip-to-care teenagers saying that they were "born in the wrong decade" or "If I could travel back in time, I would go to the 60's and just be a hippie and be freeeeee."

First off, no. Just because you bought moccasins from Urban Outfitters and you own an over-sized Beatles t-shirt does NOT mean you would have "belonged" in the 1960's era. Just because you touch yourself to your framed Zepplein and Hendrix records does not mean you are a ''hippie'' If you traveled back in time to Woodstock, your pompous ass would have not been welcome.

Secondly, just because you listen to Bob Marley or Peter Tosh it does not make you a Rastafarian! your white ass just smokes pot and listens to their music don't act like you are all of a sudden apart of the religion. And wearing a Smiths shirt while knowing all the words to every Depeche Mode or Pet Shop Boys album does not make your ''british'' or part of the britian underground (Cause that happened decades ago fool)

Third, is this decade not "cool" enough for you? Is there not enough amazing shit going on all around you 24/7? We live in a time period where we have the privilege to experience new and exciting technological advances and mind-blowing things every day.

Don't get me wrong, the 40's, 50's or 60's would have been an awesome time period to experience. I would probably kill somebody just to experience what a day was like in any one of those decades. But I'm not going to act like I "belong" there.

These people also probably couldn't live without a cell phone or ipod a week either...
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Reply #1 posted 08/29/13 2:16pm

Timmy84

If people knew the history of those decades, they wouldn't be saying anything about being born in the "wrong decade"...

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Reply #2 posted 08/29/13 2:25pm

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yeah, I should have been a top commander of the army of Alexander the Great

I was def born in the wrong decade

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Reply #3 posted 08/29/13 2:35pm

Gunsnhalen

JoeTyler said:

yeah, I should have been a top commander of the army of Alexander the Great

I was def born in the wrong decade

Back in them days when you didn't have to ask for sex and your home could get raided for no reason! good times cool

Twitter circa 331 BC


AGATHE- ''OMG WTF my villiage just got raided! they killed all the woman, men and children''

AIGLE- ''Girl what!?

AGATHE- Yeah! and now they are selling me into sex slavery to be fucked by the soldiers


AIGLE- ''GIRL!''

AGATHE- ''I Know like wtf? now i won't get to see Tiberius for the dance FML''

[Edited 8/29/13 14:36pm]

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

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Reply #4 posted 08/29/13 2:50pm

SoulAlive

I'm glad that I grew up in the 70s lol I love that decade.It was an incredible time! 70s music is the best.

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Reply #5 posted 08/29/13 3:08pm

Gunsnhalen

SoulAlive said:

I'm glad that I grew up in the 70s lol I love that decade.It was an incredible time! 70s music is the best.

1967-1977 is my favorite years in pop culture, music, movies etc.

I love it to death but i was born in 1990 and i belong in this era! as much as i love that decade i don't think i want to go live there.

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Reply #6 posted 08/29/13 3:40pm

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I was born in the right decade.

I was fortunate to catch the tail-end of the Disco Era,

see gay dance music in the mainstream (even when "disco" was a bad word), delighted when the next British Invasion brought us New Wave and Romantic bands of the 80's, enjoyed the punk and gothic music when it really was the real deal, was around when the first day of MTV aired and grew up watching iconic music videos, grew up when "classic rock" was just the rock we listened to back then (who'd ever think it would be considered classic one day), and still danced when club music took on new sounds of pop tunes heard on the radio.

The sad thing is, the music business and technology did not stay condusive to the types of music that emerged throughout my childhood, teens, and early twenties. The 12" is virtually gone, dance clubs are just not the same, the music has changed dramatically, and few artists from back then are around today or making music.

Because of it, you would think I would give up and retreat from my passion for music but - instead - I continue to seek out the rarity I never had on CD, re-buy classics that are now remastered/expanded, or browse used record stores for a piece of my past. It may seem archaic, but I've always said that without music I would die. I'm still here, so I guess I am getting by with a rather nostalgic heart.

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Reply #7 posted 08/29/13 3:43pm

Timmy84

I'm a Reagan baby (b. 1984) and I'm fine with the decade I was born in myself...

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Reply #8 posted 08/29/13 4:45pm

HMD82

Kinda understand it in the sense that it was a simpler time. But it would make sense if they lived it lol Still, many people have a sore spot for nostalgia, and its not out of the ordinary.

I certainly miss the 80s, and I love almost anything "positive" associated with it. But I'm happy living through 2013 and beyond.

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Reply #9 posted 08/29/13 4:46pm

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I think it's cool for a teen to think he/she was born in the wrong decade when it comes to music. Especially if they think today's music sucks and enjoy music from before their time. That proves to me that it's not just me getting old thinking today's music sucks, it really does.

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Reply #10 posted 08/29/13 6:25pm

Gunsnhalen

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I think it's cool for a teen to think he/she was born in the wrong decade when it comes to music. Especially if they think today's music sucks and enjoy music from before their time. That proves to me that it's not just me getting old thinking today's music sucks, it really does.

But that is music...

These same kids also love computers, ipods, video games, twitter, facebook etc.

If they lived in say the 70s or 80s they would not know how to function! without computers that run with fast internet they would go crazy lol

And also having to play board games with the family instead of a high tech video game a lot of people would find sadly find that boring or even atari...

If kids today went back to 1972 or 1983 they would have fun for a few days then get bored.

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Reply #11 posted 08/29/13 6:27pm

Gunsnhalen

I also hate going on youtube and an artists comment 50% will be like ''i am 12 and i like so and so i can't stand the music of today'' ''i am i don't listen to Lady GaGa or Justin Bieber this is REAL music''


Ok? you want a cookie? you listen to an artist of the past good for you ''pats on back'' now can i get a salad with my order and a medium sized combo?

[Edited 8/29/13 18:27pm]

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Reply #12 posted 08/29/13 6:45pm

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Gunsnhalen said:

But that is music...

These same kids also love computers, ipods, video games, twitter, facebook etc.

If they lived in say the 70s or 80s they would not know how to function! without computers that run with fast internet they would go crazy lol

And also having to play board games with the family instead of a high tech video game a lot of people would find sadly find that boring or even atari...

If kids today went back to 1972 or 1983 they would have fun for a few days then get bored.

If they were living back then, they wouldn't have known about these things, unless you're talking about them going back in a time machine like Marty McFly. So they would have been like everybody else. Also a lot of kids back then went outside and played or ran around.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #13 posted 08/29/13 6:52pm

Gunsnhalen

MickyDolenz said:

Gunsnhalen said:

But that is music...

These same kids also love computers, ipods, video games, twitter, facebook etc.

If they lived in say the 70s or 80s they would not know how to function! without computers that run with fast internet they would go crazy lol

And also having to play board games with the family instead of a high tech video game a lot of people would find sadly find that boring or even atari...

If kids today went back to 1972 or 1983 they would have fun for a few days then get bored.

If they were living back then, they wouldn't have known about these things, unless you're talking about them going back in a time machine like Marty McFly. So they would have been like everybody else. Also a lot of kids back then went outside and played or ran around.

A lot of kids still do that today believe it or not it's not a foreign thing to do.

i grew up being an active kids playing sports outside with my friends and my little sister does the same thing. Nothing changed on that front...

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Reply #14 posted 08/29/13 7:43pm

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Gunsnhalen said:

A lot of kids still do that today believe it or not it's not a foreign thing to do.

i grew up being an active kids playing sports outside with my friends and my little sister does the same thing. Nothing changed on that front...

In some cases, kids do the same things as past generations. Aren't Harry Potter books supposed to be popular? Reading books is centuries old and so is the idea of wizards. Maybe it might have been called Merlin & King Arthur, but basically the same thing. smile The Hulk, Superman, Sherlock Holmes, Batman, Iron Man, James Bond, etc. are relatively old too, but still are made although the earlier versions might have been different. Decades ago, Batman in the comics wasn't the "Dark Knight", more like the Superfriends version and Adam West. Wonder Woman had a chubby sidekick who liked to eat called Etta Candy, who probably wouldn't fly today.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #15 posted 08/30/13 7:23am

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I got in on all the right decades but the problem is, with the exception of the gay house/dance era of the 1990s, I was too young to fully enjoy them.

Being born in 1967, I was only a preteen during the disco era. I remember when I was around 11 or 12 waiting for my grandmother to go to sleep and then sneaking out of her house and walking up to a disco up the street only to be turned away at the door when I was asked for ID. I remember the person at the door saying "Can I see some ID please" and I said "What is ID?" and they said "Uh...if you don't even know what it means, you're too young to get in here. Go home little boy". lol My grandmother whooped my little ass when she woke up and saw me gone and she told me not to worry that I would be able to go to discos when I got grown. Well, that was some bullshit because disco "died" the very next year. lol

In my teens, I had a ball in the skating rinks during the funk era of the early 1980s but I still wasn't grown though and couldn't fully enjoy and experience the era by not having to answer to anyone, being able to drink alcohol, and being able to bring a stranger home at 3 a.m. after a night of fun. And by the time I graduated high school in 1985 at the ripe old age of 17, a certain little goodie two shoes made it big on the music scene and influenced tons of other artists to be just as dull as she was so there was very little fun in those years in the late 1980s after I was old enough to get into clubs, especially since I was still living in a closet back then because I found out later that gay people were the ones that still threwdown hard and they had underground dance music of their own.

I did get to fully enjoy the gay house/dance era of the 1990s because I was grown but it all turned to either shit hop or trance so the fun was ended totally by the time I was in my late 20s. Sure, there was lots of good underground stuff since then but it was soooooo underground that even the gay clubs weren't playing it and you sure as hell can't bring a stranger home at 3 a.m. sitting at home and listening to that great underground music that you "searched for". That's why I've always said I was born in the right decades but should have been born a little older. I would have liked to have been probably in my mid 50s in the late 1990s when the music in the gay scene turned to shit. Hell, the straight scene had already been dead a decade earlier but that wouldn't have mattered. lol

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Reply #16 posted 08/30/13 7:56am

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as a black person, ANY decade before the present would be a step back. nothing in my family tree or history books says 1776-2013 would be better than 2014
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Reply #17 posted 08/30/13 8:24am

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vainandy said:

I got in on all the right decades but the problem is, with the exception of the gay house/dance era of the 1990s, I was too young to fully enjoy them.

Being born in 1967, I was only a preteen during the disco era. I remember when I was around 11 or 12 waiting for my grandmother to go to sleep and then sneaking out of her house and walking up to a disco up the street only to be turned away at the door when I was asked for ID. I remember the person at the door saying "Can I see some ID please" and I said "What is ID?" and they said "Uh...if you don't even know what it means, you're too young to get in here. Go home little boy". lol My grandmother whooped my little ass when she woke up and saw me gone and she told me not to worry that I would be able to go to discos when I got grown. Well, that was some bullshit because disco "died" the very next year. lol

In my teens, I had a ball in the skating rinks during the funk era of the early 1980s but I still wasn't grown though and couldn't fully enjoy and experience the era by not having to answer to anyone, being able to drink alcohol, and being able to bring a stranger home at 3 a.m. after a night of fun. And by the time I graduated high school in 1985 at the ripe old age of 17, a certain little goodie two shoes made it big on the music scene and influenced tons of other artists to be just as dull as she was so there was very little fun in those years in the late 1980s after I was old enough to get into clubs, especially since I was still living in a closet back then because I found out later that gay people were the ones that still threwdown hard and they had underground dance music of their own.

I did get to fully enjoy the gay house/dance era of the 1990s because I was grown but it all turned to either shit hop or trance so the fun was ended totally by the time I was in my late 20s. Sure, there was lots of good underground stuff since then but it was soooooo underground that even the gay clubs weren't playing it and you sure as hell can't bring a stranger home at 3 a.m. sitting at home and listening to that great underground music that you "searched for". That's why I've always said I was born in the right decades but should have been born a little older. I would have liked to have been probably in my mid 50s in the late 1990s when the music in the gay scene turned to shit. Hell, the straight scene had already been dead a decade earlier but that wouldn't have mattered. lol

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Reply #18 posted 08/30/13 9:55am

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Gunsnhalen said:

I'm so sick of hearing these too-hip-to-care teenagers saying that they were "born in the wrong decade" or "If I could travel back in time, I would go to the 60's and just be a hippie and be freeeeee."

First off, no. Just because you bought moccasins from Urban Outfitters and you own an over-sized Beatles t-shirt does NOT mean you would have "belonged" in the 1960's era. Just because you touch yourself to your framed Zepplein and Hendrix records does not mean you are a ''hippie'' If you traveled back in time to Woodstock, your pompous ass would have not been welcome.

Secondly, just because you listen to Bob Marley or Peter Tosh it does not make you a Rastafarian! your white ass just smokes pot and listens to their music don't act like you are all of a sudden apart of the religion. And wearing a Smiths shirt while knowing all the words to every Depeche Mode or Pet Shop Boys album does not make your ''british'' or part of the britian underground (Cause that happened decades ago fool)

Third, is this decade not "cool" enough for you? Is there not enough amazing shit going on all around you 24/7? We live in a time period where we have the privilege to experience new and exciting technological advances and mind-blowing things every day.

Don't get me wrong, the 40's, 50's or 60's would have been an awesome time period to experience. I would probably kill somebody just to experience what a day was like in any one of those decades. But I'm not going to act like I "belong" there.

These people also probably couldn't live without a cell phone or ipod a week either...

And, just because you're black and walking around with dreads, doesn't make you part of the Rasta religion either.

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Reply #19 posted 08/30/13 10:30am

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SoulAlive said:

I'm glad that I grew up in the 70s lol I love that decade.It was an incredible time! 70s music is the best.


Mega dittoes! thumbs up!

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Reply #20 posted 08/30/13 10:32am

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dannyd5050 said:

I think it's cool for a teen to think he/she was born in the wrong decade when it comes to music. Especially if they think today's music sucks and enjoy music from before their time. That proves to me that it's not just me getting old thinking today's music sucks, it really does.


Mega dittoes on that, too! thumbs up!

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Reply #21 posted 08/30/13 10:38am

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I agree, I don't think just because you enjoy fashion or music of a certain era that you would necessarily belonged or even experienced it first hand the same way you would have earning whatever the normal wage in 1970s was.

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Reply #22 posted 08/30/13 11:41am

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People really romanticize the sixties, it looks so exciting on film.

There's something about the threat of being shipped off to become cannon fodder that adds a certain URGENCY to the moment.

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Reply #23 posted 08/30/13 1:22pm

JoeTyler

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Gunsnhalen said:

JoeTyler said:

yeah, I should have been a top commander of the army of Alexander the Great

I was def born in the wrong decade

Back in them days when you didn't have to ask for sex and your home could get raided for no reason! good times cool

Twitter circa 331 BC


AGATHE- ''OMG WTF my villiage just got raided! they killed all the woman, men and children''

AIGLE- ''Girl what!?

AGATHE- Yeah! and now they are selling me into sex slavery to be fucked by the soldiers


AIGLE- ''GIRL!''

AGATHE- ''I Know like wtf? now i won't get to see Tiberius for the dance FML''

lol lol lol lol

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Reply #24 posted 08/30/13 1:27pm

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I'm also a "Reagan baby" and I'm fine with that

good movies/music during the 90's, the 80's were still fresh (yeah: the 80's never went away)

so I can say I enjoyed both the legacy of the 80's and the best the 90's had to offer; with Internet I discovered the 70's and more stuff

in the end, it's NOT about when you were born, it's about your personal taste wink back in da day I was smart enough to see the "differences" between Suede and Boyzone, for example lol

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Reply #25 posted 08/30/13 1:32pm

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I found this quote on a different messageboard. "We are living in a time where teenagers rebel by listening to their parent's music."

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Reply #26 posted 08/30/13 2:24pm

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lrn36 said:

I found this quote on a different messageboard. "We are living in a time where teenagers rebel by listening to their parent's music."

lol good one

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Reply #27 posted 08/30/13 2:53pm

Timmy84

lrn36 said:

I found this quote on a different messageboard. "We are living in a time where teenagers rebel by listening to their parent's music."

lol

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Reply #28 posted 08/31/13 8:33am

Cinny

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JoeTyler said:

lrn36 said:

I found this quote on a different messageboard. "We are living in a time where teenagers rebel by listening to their parent's music."

lol good one

lol I like that

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Reply #29 posted 08/31/13 10:15am

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I sometimes wished i was born in another decade. because i'd loved to experience the concerts from the legends. at their peak.

That's why. I'm glad i have seen many legends live, but i still wished i was born earlier to could have experienced these concerts....

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