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2020-06-24 8:50:01 AM  
I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.
 
2020-06-24 8:55:27 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.


Gen XGen X was born between 1965 - 1979 and are currently between 41-55 years old (82 million people in U.S.) Gen Y: Gen Y, or Millennials, were born between 1980 and 1994. They are currently between 26-40 years old.

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2020-06-24 9:02:09 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.


Nah, I play both depending on my mood.  I enjoy New Wave far more than Grunge.
 
2020-06-24 9:07:13 AM  
Perhaps I should rephrase.

If it was good GenX, the kind of GenX one would want to hang with, it would be playing '90s music.

Since it's playing '80s music, one can only assume hostile intent and an aggressive interdiction policy must be implemented.
 
2020-06-24 9:27:58 AM  
The GenX came from the sink. This week on Svengoolie!
 
2020-06-24 9:28:20 AM  
That sounds sorta like a goth problem..They were more the ones to hang out near drains, smoking
clove cigs and listening to The Cure...
 
2020-06-24 9:28:33 AM  
It was the jooz

/hey, it's worked before
 
2020-06-24 9:28:34 AM  
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2020-06-24 9:32:26 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Perhaps I should rephrase.

If it was good GenX, the kind of GenX one would want to hang with, it would be playing '90s music.

Since it's playing '80s music, one can only assume hostile intent and an aggressive interdiction policy must be implemented.


I get my kicks above the waistline Sunshine!

Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok "From CHESS" (Official Video)
Youtube rgc_LRjlbTU
 
2020-06-24 9:32:47 AM  
If it wasn't such a slacker, it would have tested positive in all 84 wells.

Slacker!!!!
 
2020-06-24 9:32:56 AM  
I'll be listening to Depeche Mode while cleaning today.
 
2020-06-24 9:32:59 AM  
There should be an even flow coming out of your sinks.
 
2020-06-24 9:33:43 AM  
In the backwater swirling there are some things that'll never change.
 
2020-06-24 9:34:46 AM  
Was this some kind of thinly veiled Ramones reference? Or do we just assume the obvious?

Generation X - Your Generation (1977)
Youtube poc4TgOmpPM
 
2020-06-24 9:35:47 AM  

Badafuco: I'll be listening to Depeche Mode while cleaning today.


I was just doing some yard work while listening to Depeche Mode.

/square in the middle of 'Gen X'
//loves shiatty 80's music
\not all of it is shiatty
 
2020-06-24 9:36:16 AM  

Badafuco: I'll be listening to Depeche Mode while cleaning today.


Well, okay:


Depeche Mode - Clean (Official Video)
Youtube h1mD-_DKHc0



(Sadly the whole point is that the wells are most definitely not okay)
 
2020-06-24 9:36:51 AM  
Great, now I am inspired to create an elaborate prank involving an underground boombox playing Peter Gabriel's Shock the Monkey nonstop and 6' of sound conductive PVC piping at the local Dollar General.
 
2020-06-24 9:38:01 AM  

Xanlexian: Badafuco: I'll be listening to Depeche Mode while cleaning today.

I was just doing some yard work while listening to Depeche Mode.

/square in the middle of 'Gen X'
//loves shiatty 80's music
\not all of it is shiatty


I know. Born in '72. I feel like I'm the GenX of GenX.
 
2020-06-24 9:42:29 AM  

Mentat: I get my kicks above the waistline Sunshine!
[Murray Head- One night in Bangkok]


I have to share Mike Tyson's karaoke version of that song because it's so damn weird but he nailed it. Is this real life?
Mike Tyson - One Night in bangkok (official video)
Youtube o0JzBIUOfZ8
 
2020-06-24 9:46:56 AM  

Xanlexian: Badafuco: I'll be listening to Depeche Mode while cleaning today.

I was just doing some yard work while listening to Depeche Mode.

/square in the middle of 'Gen X'
//loves shiatty 80's music
\not all of it is shiatty


It's like music from any era: you had to take the Debbie Gibson and Bobby McFarlan along with the Queen and the Duran Duran. What gets me about the late 70s to early 80s era is the sheer explosive volume of listenable music that can go from just enjoyable to listen to, to raw art. Before the gott damned "I disHeart Radio/ClearChannel" monster ate radio, there were actually channels whose "Pop" playlist included early (oldschool) Rap, soft Country, New Wave. Punk, Rock, Yacht Rock, early Metal, R&B, and a random assortment of everything else. The variety was astonishing, and many acts were doing music that "crossed over" and blurred the lines of genres. It was great while it lasted.

Then sometime in the late 80s/early 90s, R&B went full WTF, rock went full "hair metal", punk and new wave died and Alternative went underground, and for one glorious moment the "grunge" movement (that to me is nothing more than the progress of rock/Alternative from the mid-80s that never left) suddenly exploded and music was still glorious: you could listen to Michael Jackson, Depeche Mode, the Cure, Enya, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Grrl Power Rock, Deep Forest, and sadly Whitney Houston all at the same time on the same station.

Then it was over. Somewhere between '99 to 2000 it all went to shiat and music just hasn't been the same since. MP3s killed the radio star? No, ClearChannel did that. Mtvand Radio both shiat the bed at the same time and it has been a trainwreck ever since.
 
2020-06-24 9:52:06 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.


No.

Late Gen X. 90s music sucked, and it's Nirvana's fault.
 
2020-06-24 9:52:53 AM  
"33 had more GenX in their water than the maximum recommended by North Carolina health officials. "


Time to institute an age limit at the beach?
 
2020-06-24 9:53:05 AM  
Oh, and: PAGING socialnewwaver, socialnewwaver please come to the courtesy phone, your presence is requested. I'll hold the line until you arrive.

80s New Wave Alternative Songs Mixtape Volume 1
Youtube chcPL2Jp4Cs
 
2020-06-24 9:54:54 AM  
More, because you know you want it OH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH

NEW WAVE ALTERNAT!VE.. MiX VOL 24
Youtube LDNBKff6g_E
 
2020-06-24 9:56:55 AM  
If you were the clubbing type:

Disco 80's Rare & Special Versions [Re[Mix] by [Dj Miltos]
Youtube Cl0S7uFJVNM
 
2020-06-24 9:58:35 AM  
The boomers nearly killed rock music with that disco shiat but GenX fought back...

Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (Official Video)
Youtube 86URGgqONvA
 
2020-06-24 10:03:00 AM  
Not sorry for the threadjack. I grew up on the banks of the Erie Canal and Love Canal so toxic water is nothing new to me. I spent my formative years watching plants, animals, and people grow 8 different ways from normal. Cancer was an understood aspect of daily life for us. Even after moving to Floriduh, there were the "ash dumps" from old power plants, trash heaps, and incinerators, and then the PCB laden soils of old electrical transformer storage areas, and heavy metal contamination from coal-fired power plant mercury and arsenic from wood treatment and "cow dips" in the old cattle ranges, and then tetradioxin leacheate from the wood pulp mills... there was no escaping it.

So enjoy the music, it's the only good thing you're going to get.
 
2020-06-24 10:04:19 AM  

fragMasterFlash: The boomers nearly killed rock music with that disco shiat but GenX fought back...

[YouTube video: Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (Official Video)]


To be fair, they did give us bands like The Who, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
 
2020-06-24 10:06:18 AM  

thespindrifter: Not sorry for the threadjack. I grew up on the banks of the Erie Canal and Love Canal so toxic water is nothing new to me. I spent my formative years watching plants, animals, and people grow 8 different ways from normal. Cancer was an understood aspect of daily life for us. Even after moving to Floriduh, there were the "ash dumps" from old power plants, trash heaps, and incinerators, and then the PCB laden soils of old electrical transformer storage areas, and heavy metal contamination from coal-fired power plant mercury and arsenic from wood treatment and "cow dips" in the old cattle ranges, and then tetradioxin leacheate from the wood pulp mills... there was no escaping it.

So enjoy the music, it's the only good thing you're going to get.


That is awful. I'm sorry you had to live through that.
 
2020-06-24 10:07:06 AM  
See GenX, you're not getting overlooked here!
 
2020-06-24 10:10:43 AM  
Oh well... whatever... nevermind.
 
2020-06-24 10:15:03 AM  

Xanlexian: Badafuco: I'll be listening to Depeche Mode while cleaning today.

I was just doing some yard work while listening to Depeche Mode.

/square in the middle of 'Gen X'
//loves shiatty 80's music
\not all of it is shiatty


Yep, right in the middle of Gen X as well. Sucker for cheesy 80s Euro pop but also love grunge and other early 90s music.
 
2020-06-24 10:19:00 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Perhaps I should rephrase.

If it was good GenX, the kind of GenX one would want to hang with, it would be playing '90s music.

Since it's playing '80s music, one can only assume hostile intent and an aggressive interdiction policy must be implemented.


Whatever.

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Video)
Youtube dQw4w9WgXcQ
 
2020-06-24 10:19:18 AM  
I just washed the sink and it's already grungy again.
 
2020-06-24 10:20:28 AM  

gar1013: fragMasterFlash: The boomers nearly killed rock music with that disco shiat but GenX fought back...

[YouTube video: Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (Official Video)]

To be fair, they did give us bands like The Who, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.


Take a close look at the music that was in heavy rotation on rock stations in the early 80s and well into the 90s: a lot of it came from 1977 - '78, an insanely explosive time in music.

Dire Straits
Van Halen
Queen
The Eagles
Bruce Springsteen
Aerosmith
Boston
Blue Oyster Cult
The Ramones
David Bowie
The Clash
the last good Rolling Stones material
Fleetwood Mac before and after the conversion from Blues to Pop
Pink Floyd
Billy Joel
TOM PETTY
Supertramp
ongoing Chicago
Rush
Journey
Heart
ZZ Top
Styx
REM
Foreigner
THE CARS
Pat Bennetar
AC/DC
Genesis (before and after the loss of Steve Hackett)
THE POLICE
Alice Freaking Cooper
and if you really care about variety, any early Rap music and I suppose Hall & Oates
 
2020-06-24 10:22:36 AM  
Maybe this is one time they shouldn't let that sink in.
 
2020-06-24 10:24:07 AM  
*special note:

A lot of interesting things were also happening in Country music, Blues, and especially Jazz, but Gen X isn't exactly known for listening to these genres, nor did Mtv or VH1 push them nearly as hard as they had the New Wave and Pop Rock/Arena Rock formats.
 
2020-06-24 10:24:16 AM  

gar1013: Pocket Ninja: I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.

No.

Late Gen X. 90s music sucked, and it's Nirvana's fault.


90's hip hop/rap.   The whole East Coast/West Coast rivalry thing was IMHO prodcued the height of that genre of music.  That's also Gen X music as well.
 
2020-06-24 10:25:11 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.


You're more of a Limp Bizket / Kid Rock guy, huh?
 
2020-06-24 10:25:45 AM  

Nimbull: Pocket Ninja: Perhaps I should rephrase.

If it was good GenX, the kind of GenX one would want to hang with, it would be playing '90s music.

Since it's playing '80s music, one can only assume hostile intent and an aggressive interdiction policy must be implemented.

Whatever.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/dQw4w9Wg​XcQ]


You're supposed to hide the obvious trap inside a hidden link or a transitional video; the lack of subtlety belies your existence outside of the later generations.
 
2020-06-24 10:27:30 AM  

H31N0US: Pocket Ninja: I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.

You're more of a Limp Bizket / Kid Rock guy, huh?


Fun fact: Jaxsuckvile, Florida wants to create a "music museum" highlighting the "greatness" of the North Floriduh "music scene". I don't think they realize that this means they have to basically highlight Lynyrd Farking Skynyrd and Limp Dickzit.
 
2020-06-24 10:31:18 AM  

thespindrifter: H31N0US: Pocket Ninja: I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.

You're more of a Limp Bizket / Kid Rock guy, huh?

Fun fact: Jaxsuckvile, Florida wants to create a "music museum" highlighting the "greatness" of the North Floriduh "music scene". I don't think they realize that this means they have to basically highlight Lynyrd Farking Skynyrd and Limp Dickzit.


I'll go if Molly Hatchet plays.
 
2020-06-24 10:33:27 AM  

thespindrifter: Blues


What do you mean? I celebrate Michael Bolton's entire catalogue.
 
2020-06-24 10:33:45 AM  
Barely detectable, and no effect from a lifetime of exposure at current levels...

Yep, that's a GenX alright.
 
2020-06-24 10:38:49 AM  

Grumpy Cat: That is awful. I'm sorry you had to live through that.


A lot of other people got worse. No worries here.
 
2020-06-24 10:53:10 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.


Like I care.

/Gen X
 
2020-06-24 10:56:24 AM  

gar1013: Pocket Ninja: I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.

No.

Late Gen X. 90s music sucked, and it's Nirvana's fault.



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2020-06-24 11:06:12 AM  
Break it down!

D-Generation X 1997 Titantron - Break It Down
Youtube nbYiNzrJBpI
 
2020-06-24 11:07:40 AM  
You're going to have to turn up your volume. Louder. Louder. Just a bit more.
Rush - Tom Sawyer (Official Music Video)
Youtube auLBLk4ibAk
 
2020-06-24 11:22:43 AM  

Mentat: Pocket Ninja: I'd think it would be playing more '90s music than '80s music, but whatever.

Nah, I play both depending on my mood.  I enjoy New Wave far more than Grunge.


Grunge hit when I was in college and we made fun of it then, too. And also the morons who overnight became "fly" and "dope" when they bought their first Dee-Lite album.

But it was a great time to buy new wave records. I've got super clean Talking Heads and Blondie LPs that still have 50 cent price tags on them.

Thinking about it now, my musical tastes may have been strongly influenced by what I could afford from the bargain bin.
 
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