The Boomers have been pining for the days of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones since shortly after Disco went they way of the Carter adminstration (translation: The great malaise of Disco is over! It’s MTV Morning in America!) So why do I feel like this trend is accelerated in our generation?
I don’t care to listen to the radio except for NPR or the other local public radio station which plays “indie music” and “adult contemporary”. When I do listen to the “rock” stations, it’s invariably to indulge in a bit of high school era “alternative” nostalgia with the likes of Alice in Chains or Tool. I’m only 24. So what happened?
Napster happened. Satellite radio happend. Steve Jobs and his iPod happened. It’s the Balkanization of music, and I couldn’t be happier. Old Man Syndrome (OMS) seems to be striking before any of us has become old.
Anyone else feel like they’re suffering from OMS?