Thursday, November 20, 2008

I Feel Terribly, Terribly Old...

"Nevermind," the album by Nirvana that changed everything back in 1990 has now officially become nostalgia, I suppose. The baby featured on the album cover is now eighteen years old. Wow.

I feel terribly, terribly old now. I was twenty-eight when "Nevermind" came out and changed music and pop culture, and nastily put the wooden stake into the back of hair bands and bubble gum (at least for a little while), and brought grunge and alternative music into the limelight.

Despite nearly two decades passing, "Nevermind" remains just as crisp and innovative now as it did when I first heard it. Clearly it's in the realm of a "Sgt. Pepper" or a "Pet Sounds" or "Tapestry" and not just a trendy flash in the pan.

I feel even older when I think about the fact that twenty-eight is usually the age when folks give up on new music and settle into oldies mode. Luckily, or unluckily, I didn't. Hmmm... maybe that's why I feel so old now...

No comments:

Post a Comment