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2022-01-16 11:41:18 PM  
"Eternity was waiting all afternoon and night and the next morning until the bell rang between periods when you could catch a glimpse in the hall of the girl you had a crush on.  Eternity was how long it took until your mother would allow you to wear lipstick to school in the 9th grade.  Eternity was waiting for the phone to ring after they announced the Sadie Hawkins dance.  Eternity was your entire freshman year.  Eternity was the agony of breaking up.  Eternity was wanting and not knowing what it was you wanted.  Eternity was the time before your first kiss."

I think a lot of that is mythologized and stereotyped bullshiat.
 
2022-01-17 1:05:23 AM  

Harlee: "Eternity was waiting all afternoon and night and the next morning until the bell rang between periods when you could catch a glimpse in the hall of the girl you had a crush on.  Eternity was how long it took until your mother would allow you to wear lipstick to school in the 9th grade.  Eternity was waiting for the phone to ring after they announced the Sadie Hawkins dance.  Eternity was your entire freshman year.  Eternity was the agony of breaking up.  Eternity was wanting and not knowing what it was you wanted.  Eternity was the time before your first kiss."

I think a lot of that is mythologized and stereotyped bullshiat.


I think it's still true, just shows up in different ways.  Time seems to pass so slowly, you think you'll be in school forever, and 40 years from now seems like science fiction.

And my niece stayed with us sometimes a few years ago, when she was 13-14.  It was amazing to watch, and I'd forgotten, how much *evetything* matters.  Every little thing that you wouldn't even pay any mind at age 40.  It was exhausting to even be near it.
 
2022-01-17 1:05:53 AM  

Naido: Harlee: "Eternity was waiting all afternoon and night and the next morning until the bell rang between periods when you could catch a glimpse in the hall of the girl you had a crush on.  Eternity was how long it took until your mother would allow you to wear lipstick to school in the 9th grade.  Eternity was waiting for the phone to ring after they announced the Sadie Hawkins dance.  Eternity was your entire freshman year.  Eternity was the agony of breaking up.  Eternity was wanting and not knowing what it was you wanted.  Eternity was the time before your first kiss."

I think a lot of that is mythologized and stereotyped bullshiat.

I think it's still true, just shows up in different ways.  Time seems to pass so slowly, you think you'll be in school forever, and 40 years from now seems like science fiction.

And my niece stayed with us sometimes a few years ago, when she was 13-14.  It was amazing to watch, and I'd forgotten, how much *evetything* matters.  Every little thing that you wouldn't even pay any mind at age 40.  It was exhausting to even be near it.


And a lot of it depends on the kind of kid, obviously.
 
2022-01-17 1:13:27 AM  
Ronnie Spector - She Talks To Rainbows (studio version)
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Damn I like this song.
 
2022-01-17 5:46:22 AM  
Don't be gross, Dad.
 
2022-01-17 6:35:40 AM  
Geez, sunny. I thought I was ancient.
Go back to your room.
 
2022-01-17 6:41:02 AM  
Meh.  It's called being 13.  You could replace all of the era-specific stuff with references to a different (yet relatively modern) era and it would work.

Welcome to nostalgia, Boomer.
 
2022-01-17 6:58:46 AM  
Bulbous bouffant or GTFO
 
2022-01-17 7:04:17 AM  
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2022-01-17 7:17:24 AM  
Bulbous Bouffant
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2022-01-17 7:55:22 AM  

foo monkey: Don't be gross, Dad.


Gramps. This guy is at least seventy.
 
2022-01-17 8:35:11 AM  

Jake Havechek: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/dKL8livmoh8]


That popped into my head yesterday for some reason. Fun to see it again less than 24 hours later.

/macadamia
 
2022-01-17 9:00:27 AM  

Harlee: "Eternity was waiting all afternoon and night and the next morning until the bell rang between periods when you could catch a glimpse in the hall of the girl you had a crush on.  Eternity was how long it took until your mother would allow you to wear lipstick to school in the 9th grade.  Eternity was waiting for the phone to ring after they announced the Sadie Hawkins dance.  Eternity was your entire freshman year.  Eternity was the agony of breaking up.  Eternity was wanting and not knowing what it was you wanted.  Eternity was the time before your first kiss."

I think a lot of that is mythologized and stereotyped bullshiat.


Sounds like someone who has never loved or been loved.
 
2022-01-17 9:01:34 AM  
Holy crap, what a load of boring period-specific hormonal whining. 1) no one gives two sh*ts about who you jerked it to before most people were even alive, and 2) you still sold out the world and everyone who has come after you is suffering because of it. Way to go, boomer.
 
2022-01-17 9:11:42 AM  

Stephen_Falken: Holy crap, what a load of boring period-specific hormonal whining. 1) no one gives two sh*ts about who you jerked it to before most people were even alive, and 2) you still sold out the world and everyone who has come after you is suffering because of it. Way to go, boomer.


Do you still hate homeless campers on your street?
 
2022-01-17 9:50:20 AM  

vudukungfu: Geez, sunny. I thought I was ancient.
Go back to your room.


Really. This stuff applied to our moms.
 
2022-01-17 10:12:31 AM  

Harlee: Stephen_Falken: Holy crap, what a load of boring period-specific hormonal whining. 1) no one gives two sh*ts about who you jerked it to before most people were even alive, and 2) you still sold out the world and everyone who has come after you is suffering because of it. Way to go, boomer.

Do you still hate homeless campers on your street?


That's it. Let the hate course thru your mind. Be miserable. We relish it. I think I'll buy a new car today and some pappy van winkle whiskey. After all, I earned it.
 
2022-01-17 10:26:20 AM  
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2022-01-17 10:34:19 AM  
That Girl Opening Title
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2022-01-17 11:13:54 AM  

Stephen_Falken: Holy crap, what a load of boring period-specific hormonal whining. 1) no one gives two sh*ts about who you jerked it to before most people were even alive, and 2) you still sold out the world and everyone who has come after you is suffering because of it. Way to go, boomer.


In 50 years nothing you ever did will matter, because the only thing that matters is caring about our common humanity.
 
2022-01-17 12:15:30 PM  

Harlee: Stephen_Falken: Holy crap, what a load of boring period-specific hormonal whining. 1) no one gives two sh*ts about who you jerked it to before most people were even alive, and 2) you still sold out the world and everyone who has come after you is suffering because of it. Way to go, boomer.

Do you still hate homeless campers on your street?


Well in October, my place did get broken into while I slept in another room. They stole all my phones, ID, credit/debit cards, passport, car keys and my car. So that should make you happy at least, I guess - as long as it's not your problem.
 
2022-01-17 3:29:24 PM  

Stephen_Falken: Holy crap, what a load of boring period-specific hormonal whining. 1) no one gives two sh*ts about who you jerked it to before most people were even alive, and 2) you still sold out the world and everyone who has come after you is suffering because of it. Way to go, boomer.


Oh look, somebody else who couldn't make a good life and blames boomers.

The writing was all style and little objective truth. I do agree that the idea that audacity went away when groups that were managed, styled, marketed and controlled by older white dudes dropped from the top of the charts is a bit much. Most of what we remember Ronnie for was from an era where she had much less agency than she would in later days. I'm not going to give Phil credit for women's audacity. For that matter, how is teens  aping fashion seen on TV and magazines audacious at all? His premise is whacked.

Was Joni Mitchell not audacious? Mama Cass? Laura Niro? Nico? Patti Smith? The freaking Fruggs?
 
2022-01-17 3:43:41 PM  

shabu: Nico


Original Karen
 
2022-01-17 3:43:59 PM  
St. Vincent - These Days (DUMBO Session) (Nico Cover)
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2022-01-17 3:45:37 PM  
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2022-01-17 3:46:17 PM  
Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
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2022-01-17 3:47:22 PM  
Róisín Murphy - House Of Glass (Mercury Prize Performance)
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2022-01-17 3:52:03 PM  
Counterpoint:

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2022-01-17 5:09:31 PM  

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Sally's gotta wig
Ricky's gotta wig
Baby's gotta wig
Kate's gotta wig
Fred's gotta cheap toupee
Keith's gotta big bouffant on
We all got wigs, so... Let's go!

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2022-01-17 5:14:56 PM  
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2022-01-17 6:16:01 PM  
Somebody should make a movie. Maybe turn in to a Broadway show. And then another movie....
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