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19 April 2014
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Linde
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I would've loved to be born somewhere in 1950 or so. You'd  just be old enough for the whole British Invasion thing, and you'd still be pretty young when the 70s started, so you could also enjoy bands like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. And everything from the 80s and onward. I don't think I would've had a chance to see the Beatles or Pink Floyd live though, in that time. My town is quite a poor town, and 50 years back it was way worse.

19 April 2014
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I'd have loved to have experienced 50's rock and roll and then the British invasion and how the world changed (tho obviously its not as incredible and majestic a period as sometimes we are led to believe). Most of the 70's music scene, especially the mid to late 70's, however i find unlistenable shit (punk, disco, funk, glamblue-meanieblue-meanie) so i'd have hot-footed it over to the US and hung around the country scene just in time for Emmylou Harris and her crowd breaking thru, i'm really getting into her music. 

Not sure i'd have coped with the events of December 8th 1980 however. Maybe if i died just before then i would come back as me now. Maybe i did.a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

20 April 2014
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I would have loved to be a teenager in the 60s. It's not just the musical point of things (I second what @Linde said above me!), but mostly the way people seemed to actually live their lives back then - that is what's making me wish I had a time-travelling machine right now. Very honestly: I wouldn't miss the XXI century at all. I hate how the social life is getting near to a zero, I hate computers - and technology in general, - I hate not being able to go out anytime I want to, just because my friends are on facebook and whatnot! Ugh, just the thought of seeing everyone with their smartphones in hand wherever I turn makes me nauseous. Sadly, I am turning into one of those people; it's the best I can do, I suppose, until I meet someone who'd completely agree with me. Then I'd change many things in my life, or that what I like to think.
However, I wouldn't have lived in the 60s in Macedonia. My small town barely existed back then, the people were even poorer and the whole Yugoslavia thing was a big mess. I'd move to UK. 

20 April 2014
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ScrambledEggs said
I would have loved to be a teenager in the 60s. It's not just the musical point of things (I second what @Linde said above me!), but mostly the way people seemed to actually live their lives back then - that is what's making me wish I had a time-travelling machine right now. Very honestly: I wouldn't miss the XXI century at all. I hate how the social life is getting near to a zero, I hate computers - and technology in general, - I hate not being able to go out anytime I want to, just because my friends are on facebook and whatnot! Ugh, just the thought of seeing everyone with their smartphones in hand wherever I turn makes me nauseous. Sadly, I am turning into one of those people; it's the best I can do, I suppose, until I meet someone who'd completely agree with me. Then I'd change many things in my life, or that what I like to think.
However, I wouldn't have lived in the 60s in Macedonia. My small town barely existed back then, the people were even poorer and the whole Yugoslavia thing was a big mess. I'd move to UK. 

Yeah strange period right now with technology dominating life. It awesome to be able to watch clips on youtube and do research from computer. Social media like facebook and instragram are pretty pointless besides connecting with distant family. Whole picture craze is out of control. At least the guy who created flappy bird realized the monster he created and took it down. The movie Paranoia had a good idea with a shitty script and even worse acting. Not a fan of house music. Or pop radio pretty bad right now. I do love how you can record at home though and the increase in indie music. Sorry bout the rant just making some observations. Would love to go back then. See all these great bands and artists perform. It appears many of the ideas created from that period are still being fought over today. Like medical marijuana. Anyone watch Mad Men? The whole point of the show is the cultural changes of that decade. 

21 April 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

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Being born here makes it so easy to get everything. I mean, I just got twenty two discs of live stuff for free in one hour. 

But it would have been awesome. I've always wished I could've experienced buying a brand new Beatles album when it had just come out. The closest I got was On Air.

Plus the feeling of buying a fresh, new vinyl for the first time! Walking down the street with it tucked under your arm. Knowing that you could be one of the first to hear the album. 

That's why I buy CDs. The thrill of bringing them home and listening is something you just don't get when you're downloading something from iTunes. (Interesting fact, though. iTunes' maximum rip quality is 192 kbps. iTunes Store sells at 256 kbps. So it is better quality. Still not as fun.)

I agree with your point about CDs, however you can change the import settings in iTunes to 320kbps or even Apple Lossless for best quality ahdn_george_07

21 April 2014
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That's not what it tells me. I click down and it says "Highest Quality" is 192 kbps.

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21 April 2014
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I would've loved to be alive in the sixties, however, I'm not sad about the lack of new music because I've never expected any, I didn't have to deal with the breakup/Johns death, and with all the information out there about them, I feel like I've lived it anyway, so Im happy loving the Beatles now.

But it would've been great to see them live!

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

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21 April 2014
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I don't remember the '60s fondly at all, you guys. I spent the entire decade drooling bottled milk all over myself and messing up my diapers. Would've enjoyed playing in the mud at Woodstock, but I had no way of getting there, as I could barely walk. And I had no money of my own to even buy the White Album !

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21 April 2014
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Von Bontee said
… I spent the entire decade drooling bottled milk all over myself and messing up my diapers…

This is a disturbing image, Von Bontee. I'm left pondering someone spending an entire decade, ten long years, in diapers. Whew. Didn't the Beatles write a song about that? "I Don't Want To Spoil The Potty."

I'm kidding around, of course. I got what you meant. I just thought I would jump on the phrase "entire decade."

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