What’s my Age Again?

June 3, 2010

What is it with vintage and antiquity that we so love? Is it the history that comes with it. Is it the feelings of nostalgia and the memories. Being a bit of an inner oldie, maybe it’s just that it reminds me of a much simpler time. Back from the 1930’s to 60’s a suit, overcoat and hat were probably just run of the mill outfits. Now when I see them on TV, I just think they ooze cool. But anyone that wears a hat like that nowadays is just a ‘drama hat douche’ and an overcoat wearer…well they are probably concealing a gun. Smoking in old movies seems classy but at the pub I find the smell of cigarettes pretty repulsive. Is it just the mass media’s glorification of old stuff? I think it’s more than that. People spend thousands of dollars on furniture purely cause it’s old, where they could spend a lot less for a table much more sturdy or a chair more accommodating to ones bum. People are intrigued by history but I guess that’s different. Sometimes I enjoy nothing more than to lie back for hours on end listening to music from 40 years ago thinking how much better music was then.The reason I have been thinking about this is because I’ve been watching a show called Mad Men recently. It focuses on a few high flying New York advertising executives in the 1960’s. I appreciate the cultural, racial and sexual themes the show focuses on and I love the outfits as I said, but I do seem to find the show a bit drab at times. I’m always expecting something to happen, but it never really does. Maybe I’m too used to Dexter or Californication. Maybe in 40 years time, my grandchild will be sitting in the backyard on the moon or wherever we end up, Ipod Generation 32 blaring Calvin Harris in his ears, thinking of a much better time.

:: By huw bizzle 1 Comment

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  1. Probably to do with that thing about grass being greener or whatever. We think the future will be marvelous with flying cars and robots to do all the work, and we refer to the past as the good old days.

    I like it when people say now is the best time because it is the present, mainly because it’s a lame pun.

    Comment by Mellow — June 3, 2010 #

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