One of the things I mention every now and then is music.
Music is a huge part of my life, just like everyone else. I hate to break it to ya, the power music has doesn’t change just because you get old.
I’m always interested in talking about music. My music, your music, whatcha like to listen to when you raid, when you PvP, when you chill and farm ore or herbs for 3 hours, when you drive in to work, when you’re mowing the lawn, when you’re running at the gym.
One thing, however, is an incontrovertible fact.
I am an old, old, old man.
Not as old as the Mannyac, I may have teethed on a raptor horn, but he was one of the ones that hunted ’em into extinction.
But what does my age mean for you?
This means, and damn I enjoy this, I am now old enough that anything I like listening to automatically becomes uncool.
God, I love that. It’s like a super power.
And now, if you are cool and you like the latest pop hits, I’m about to ruin your day.
Below is the track list for my latest driving CD. I enjoy listening to these songs while driving at high speeds around the turtles that block my forward progress on the interstate.
If you like any of these songs, and I do mean any of these songs…. you are not cool. You must drop them from your playlist before your friends mock you for listening to music the OLD FOLKS like.
I am hereby officially ruining these songs for the cool crowd. Oooh, it gives me shivers.
Just like when all the cool kids found out their parents were on Myspace, so they had to switch to Facebook, now you’re gonna have to switch to something else.
I am tainting these songs. Pray I don’t taint your music any further.
Alex Parks – Mad World
The Veronicas – Untouched
t. A. T. u. – All the things she said
The Pussycat Dolls – When I Grow Up
Ke$ha – Take It Off
Shakira – She Wolf
Lady GaGa – Bad Romance
Linkin Park – New Divide
Skillet – Hero
Britney Spears – Circus
P!nk – U + Ur Hand
On the plus side, my super power to destroy the coolness of music only works on pop crap and the latest hits. Anything that is vintage and of enduring quality, such as Pink Floyd or Silly Wizard, remains unmarred by my enjoyment. You may continue to enjoy them freely.
Oh, and for those at all interested;
I like a wide variety of music, different things for different purposes. But two things remain the same.
When I go out to listen to live music, I want to listen to Irish Music. I think if I ever do a “Hang out with the Bear” thing ever again, it’s gonna be at the Half Time Rec Center in Saint Paul while the Tim Malloys play.
When I want to farm ore or herbs endlessly for hours, I put one of Lewis Black’s comedy albums from iTunes on. I have them all. It’s like listening to myself rant and rave, but without getting the sore throat.