Originally Posted by M2
True enough. Felt the same way myself, but the alternative was a wet generational fuse that never got lit.
And isn't it better that the poseurs moved in that direction than some others? IMO, we drink better beer because of it now. Metropolitan living bounced back because of it. I like to think it created demand for authenticity amongst those who otherwise would have lapsed into a repeat of the previous generation.
I don't care how early or late you came to it, you're better off for having been in a pit. I like the notion that lurking somewhere in the most buttoned-up business drones of our generation is someone who once felt the urge to bounce off of strangers to the harmonious strains of "Stay Away."
Well friggin said.
I didn't mean to come off as an elitist, but when I was younger I was much more easily annoyed than I am now. I think I took too much pride in already having the records that everyone else was just discovering. I didn't take the time to realize how cool it was that people were noticing things that I held near and dear. Taking a liking to them, even. That WAS pretty dad gum cool.
I got that Lasseiz Faire stare thing going nowadays, although some of my close friends would beg to differ.