Thursday, May 18, 2006

Getting old

This may make me sound a bit like your Dad, but, well, here goes....

Some of the people I work with listen to house music on their headphones. Occassionally, we even have it on in the office.

Now here is my question. And it is one that I've asked my colleagues.

If you like this tedious charmless repetitive crap, is it perhaps possible that you no longer even have the fucking brains that you were born with?

13 comments:

Baz said...

You're very old. My daughter has a go at me for listening to house, calling it old people's music.

MatGB said...

I've never got the appeal m'self. Sometimes, obvious talent shines through (Fatboy Slim, Eminem as two wel known types).

But mostly it's mindless repetetive shite. I think the question is slightly misplaced. It assumes they were born with brains in the first place.

Assuming, of course, that you're referring to "dance" and generic hip hop/whatever it's called, and not House as as a specific, ten year old sub-genre.

Jack said...

"When you get to be a certain age, everything that is cool seems to be a lot of nonsensical, idiotic jibberish. The music that blares from the pimp rides makes no sense; it all sounds like a man with severe autism halfheartedly explaining human sexuality to a parrot, while in the background a dangerously unqualified Caribbean contractor rhythmically installs an automatic garage door opener. Bollocks."
-Jeffery Rowland

Anonymous said...

1) House is nearer 25 years old, if you include Detriot techno in the early 80s

2) Eminem is not house, Fatboy Slim is only vaguely house

3) house is no longer cool. No-one will laugh at you for not liking it, although not all of it is crap. You could of course be referring to the sacharine cover versions of MOR Rock with a Eurohouse beat that are particularly popular up north, in which case I pity the fools that like it.

CB

tattoocahrlie said...

As one of Paul's colleagues I can assure the readers that we we VERY rarely play House.

He really is a terrible old reactionary at times.

Bless 'im!

tattoocharlie said...

I'm a sysadmin - my typing's terrible LOL

Anonymous said...

Perhaps most of your office only listen to headphones when you're in the office...

Nelson said...

The office dad has spoken...

If he hates it, it is probably cool...

Anonymous said...

Is Enya classed as house music?

Anonymous said...

"It all sounds like bang crash music to me (and where's my ear
trumpet!?!?!?!)"

Moonani said...

House music darling? too little information... I think you need to update you're repetitive beats config file so you can share with us in more precise detail. Then we can tell you whether it's too cool for school or not...

moonani said...

ok I humbly eat shoots and leaves... (to a dark neu, new wave influenced beat)...

House music darling? too little information... I think you need to update *your* repetitive beats config file so you can share with us in more precise detail. Then we can tell you whether it's too cool for school or not...

Amanda said...

Blimey, calm down grandad. I'm sure your turn to play some boring old jazz will come along and then you too can piss off all of your colleagues.