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Are You into Older Music/Movies/Other Things as a General Rule?
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26 August 2011
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There are two clichés I hate:
1. That all old stuff is shit.
2. That all new stuff is shit.
Now, they may look counterintuitive, but I would never consciously say, "Oh, this is from 1969, it has to be good." Nor would I say, "Oh, this is from 2009, must be crap."
Because, there is good music/books/movies made today, just as their was 150 years ago. I mean, let's take music. Not all my music is old - in fact, it's getting newer. There's still a lot of old music I love, music I will still love till my dieing day. But, and I think Joe said this (or something very similar) earlier elsewhere, in that it doesn't have to be all or nothing. I can play Tomorrow Never Knows, and then I can play City And Colour (they're great, BTW). It's not like it needs to be 1960 revisited or fully now. Balance. I think of my last 6 CD's I put on my iPod, the earliest was 2004. Because plenty of good music exist. It was just more accessible in 1969. But, accessibility doesn't equal greatness. I like/love many things of years gone by, but not because it's old.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Musicwise, yes - I love all kinds of stuff, but I've always had a particular fondness for the music of the '60s and '70s, that I was born a decade too late for. Aside from the innovations and groundbreaking nature of much of the music of the era (especially the 60s), the plain fact is that the stuff just sounds better to my ears, largely because it was mostly recorded using tube- or transistor-based recording equipment. Once everybody switched to digital in the early '80s, the music lost something - it sounded like it was recorded in the Matrix or something. Even my very favourite '80s stuff (and there's lots of it I love), to enjoy it, I generally have to overlook that horrible drum sound that started appearing everywhere after about 1983 or so. (And evidently an entire wave of rappers felt the same way, judging from the number of '60s-70s recordings they took their drum samples from.)

Movies? Yep again, gimme the old ones - especially ones from the "Easy Riders/Raging Bulls" era, or else old B&Ws from the '40s. I have a hard time getting interested in modern movies because I've never had any interest in comic book superheroes. I don't care if "The Dark Knight" is a masterpiece, it just has no appeal for me, sorry.

In conclusion, you kids get off my lawn!!

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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