Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Music Throwback Nostalgia? No Thank You.
I woke up with Wonderwall stuck in my head. I even started singing it in the bathroom. And I was like wtf?
I remember hearing it like two weeks ago at a bar, which really got me thinking.
I suppose it's obvious that bars are now playing the music that matches our age demographic, that which we listened to in our "nostalgic" years.
But could we just not?
These songs are depressing. Most of the songs that were popular (and close to decent), when we were say freshman in high school, are total downers. I mean, Hello Alanis! It was a real downy time and I really don't want to go back there. Especially when I'm drinking (it being a depressant and everything).
Yes, I know, you're thinking, what about the Spice Girls? What about the Backstreet Boys? Britney? N'Sync? Christina? Hansen?!?
Can we just sort of keep them all locked in that bubble in time? Can they only play back in our memories and not actually while we're making new ones?