Going to gigs when you're over 40 really is a sobering experience. My mates and I are pretty happy just to stand at the back watching.
It is fun discovering / watching new bands / music, but also - and this is something I'm convinced of - music is demographic (for want of a better word).
By that I mean that you end up, rightly or wrongly, judging and comparing new bands to those you were fond of in your youth.
You also end up widening your tastes, too. If you'd told me 20 years ago I'd end up dearly loving dub, soul, jazz, country, etc, and struggling with a lot of contemporary pop / rock, I'd have laughed you out the door. (Still can't abide metal, though...).
Adele's not my cuppa either, but she's nowhere near as tedious, dull and over-rated as Oasis.
Wot ? No mention of truffles, Gareth ?
Richie - good call by whoever said it first above.
What does that mean?
Here you go.
Joe, he was being facetious.
Last week on, um, whatever his tv show at 7 is called, he was banging on about the flag vote and how we should change it.
"Change is good" he said. Presumably, he'll be happy to say we should also change the gov't in 2017, because, like he said, change is good. Then again, pigs might fly.
Warning - the following may contain traces of cantankerousoldgrumpitis:
I'm surprised at how many people are excited by the JAMC re-heating Psychocandy. It's the very antithesis of what it was about at the time: boring, retro, nostalgia for "classic" acts.
I thought it was - still is - a great album, but they quickly turned pretty dull after that, I reckon.
I saw them in London in 1998 at the Royal Festival Hall at the John Peel-curated Meltdown Festival and it was one of the most mediocre gigs I've ever seen.
And don't get me started on the even-worse Primal Scream...
Perhaps Key reasons that giving the Auckland centre-right a leg-up would complicate the internal balance of the National Party. Morely likely, he realises that Goff already has a considerable head start and it would be better to work with him than to have to deal with a political neophyte, or worse, a flaming nutbar.
True, but ya gotta admit, the rest of the country would find a fair amount of comedic value in it, if this turned out to be the case.