Threads about Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Pretty Woman, etc?
Seriously, why are you discussing movies and music from decades ago?
60 y/o who lives in the present
I wish you'd gone further with your examples OP.
You didn't mention Streisand, Jenny Jones, Elvis, etc.
'Cause it's good, OP. 'Cause it's good.
Say "hey" to Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift (I actually like her) for us, won't you, you modern-day elder.
R3, I don't know much and those two, but I do know that film, tv and music didn't die in 1985.
Yet, you keep shuffling and rooting through ancient tv, films and music like a hog looking for truffles in a field that was long ago depleted.
R1 has it.
Personally, if I have to see one more Little House or Three's Company I will vomit.
I was just getting ready to post about Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters. Is that info too old for OP to handle?
OP is 60 but easily looks 27.
I was afraid to post that r7
Yes. Thank you, OP. It's like the retirement castle around here lately.
It's the Frau invasion.
Here's a crazy idea - both things are valuable.
Current events, as well as looking back when it's worthwhile to do so, can make for interesting discussions.
Did you know that she was a friend of John Travolta, R9?
I hear that Dorothy is also a friend of John Travolta, and vice-versa.
Freddie 'boom boom' Washington
I don't know if it's in a time warp, but it sure has been boring as hell lately. There used to be all sorts of good celeb gossip on here, now most of the threads are about stupid shit.
OP is the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch. Fleetwood Mac rules (although I also kinda like Taylor Swift and a couple of Bieber songs).
Well fuck, OP! You've just taken all the fun out of the Rudee Vallee thread I was about to post.
[quote]There used to be all sorts of good celeb gossip on here,
This . never . happened
Extremely Sincere Tale
Now you know why
OP sounds fat.
No one under 80 years of age says "Mary" or "frau," so what does that tell you, OP?
But wait, OP, there's more:
Some of us even discuss Aeschylus, Genesis, the Koran, Chaucer and Shakespeare.
r23, and I love you for it!
[quote]your transvestitism is as subversive as Milton Berle doing a half-and-half drag number of the Texaco Star Theatre.
Yes, DL is located in a time warp and we're much better for it. I mean, Jesus Christ, how many Harry Styles, Lindsay Lohan and Honey Poo-Poo threads do we fucking need? The Fleetwood Mac, Famous Gays of the Inquisition, and Tom Selleck threads just balance everything out. I sincerely doubt you are 60. Most 60 year olds love to reflect on the past.
OP is a whippersnapper!
OP, will you be angry if I start my thread on Three Dog Night?
Time warp or twilight zone?
OP: "When I'm wearing my glam sunglasses and my cap pulled really low below my eyes no one would ever guess!
Taylor Swifting,is when you drag your asshole across the rug like a dog!
OP, excuse me, but I'm going to say some very rude things to you:
I Love Lucy; Led Zeppelin; Bee Gees; Humphrey Bogart; Tom Selleck; Adam-12; Star Trek; Donna Summer; Star Wars; Monty Python; Planet of the Apes; Casablanca; Elvis Presley; Chuck Berry; The Beatles; Queen; The Honeymooners; Edgar Allan Poe; George and Martha Washington; Jimi Hendrix; The Mona Lisa; B.B. King; JUDY GARLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm longing for a 5000th Golden Girls thread.
R4, how do you know what all I root through?
When OP gets to be our age, he will look back on now in the same way we look back on The Captain and Tenille.
R35, I'm 50 and I look back on Captain & Tennille with utter disgust. Bubblegum at its worst. LOL.
DL still thinks it's the 1980s.
OP(ie): You're young and beautiful but someday your looks will be gone. When the others turn you off, who'll be turning you on?
I will, I will, I will...
Well, now I feel shamed out of starting a "name your 5 favorite songs from the 80's" thread.
Why on earth do people use Taylor Swift as an example of 'new' things? God there are better new things (music, shows) than that. But Fleetwood Mac is good too. Do you guys have limited space in your entertainment lives?
We talk about contemporary theater (one of the better threads), movies, music, and the death-bound freak that is Lindsay Lohan. We talk modern politics intensely. We talk about old stuff as well. What's the problem? A balance of old and new is good.
Now if only that "Obama is a king and America is a fascist state" nuckfugget would go away.
R40, Here are mine (just to piss off OP)
"Hells Bells" - AC/DC (1980)
"Master of Puppets" - Metallica (1986)
"Red Barchetta" - Rush (1981)
"You've Got Another Thing Comin'" - Judas Priest (1982)
"Personal Jesus" - Depeche Mode (1989)
I'd love to have discussions about classical music, and the gossip therein, but there seems scant interest of that here
I can virtually guarantee that OP is not sixty years old. I think he's no more than 25. I'm 45 and I love "new things" too. I love today's movies, TV shows, books, and some of the music. I also love the entertainment from my past and my youth. The two can cohabitate quite nicely. I have no problem commenting on a thread about I Love Lucy, and then going right over to a thread about The Walking Dead. Variety is the spice of life.
OP, so tell, what do you think of Olivia Newton John? Was she better as a country-pop singer or as a pop-pop singer? TIA!
[quote] I'm longing for a 5000th Golden Girls thread.
On the list of topics I'd love to retire, GG would be near the top.
R48, Amen! I saw that show a few times abck when it aired, and it was moderately funny, but not worthy of all the threads dedicated to it.
[quote] Well, now I feel shamed out of starting a "name your 5 favorite songs from the 80's" thread.
I like those kinds of threads, myself.
The thing that bugs me is just the sheer number of those "past vs present" threads.
And also the weird, quasi-autistic focus some of the threads have. Case in point: there's a thread now where someone talks about TV schedules, but only the very very late 70s and early 80s.
And that's not even all that weird when you consider some of the others. The most minute details are debated. Just....odd.
OP nailed it. Eldergays who stopped paying attention to pop culture in 1978 are ruining this place.
My niece age 15 gave me a playlist she had made for me of her favorite music, (not mine). To my surprise it had 80s music and Beatles stuff as well as today's pop songs. I think young people, now that they have access to EVERYTHING, are enjoying poking around vintage stuff too.
THANK YOU, R50!
[quote] OP nailed it. Eldergays who stopped paying attention to pop culture in 1978 are ruining this place.
I think part of that is that "eldergays" are the only ones forking out 18 bucks.
Younger folks aren't paying for music and won't do shit unless they download it for free. They sure as fuck aren't going to pay almost 20 bucks for this. That's four drinks at the bar for them!
So true, young people are used to having access to so much online for free. The site did used to have a younger feel.
[quote]I'd love to have discussions about classical music, and the gossip therein, but there seems scant interest of that here
R44, I recall we used to have gossip threads about classical musicians. Keith Lockhart, Kent Nagano, Marin Alsop, Nathan Gunn, and Joshua Bell were discussed.
[quote]Well, now I feel shamed out of starting a "name your 5 favorite songs from the 80's" thread.
That one made me feel totally out of touch. I was in South America and Europe during most of the 80s so I missed seeing many TV series discussed here and missed out on a lot of the music, too. In the early 80s, I was looking for some ABBA music in Punta Arenas, Chile. They had a number of ABBA albums in the store, but all in Spanish. Until then, I didn't know they recorded their hit songs in many languages.
And speaking of classical music, we don't have to go back in time for a discussion when there are hunks like Phillip Addis singing in opera today.
[quote]I sincerely doubt you are 60. Most 60 year olds love to reflect on the past.
Bullshit, R26. I'm 52 and I'm not one to reminisce about "the good old days." Except for a few "classics," most of the TV, movies and music from my youth are hopelessly outdated. They make me cringe. Maybe it's because my life as an adult has been mostly happy, so I don't have to moon over a fantasy of glory days gone by.
ITA @ R41. If someone thinks old music is stale, you don't have to go to the other extreme and say...."oh, so you must like Taylor Swift." Where does that silly assumption come from? There is plenty of good art and entertainment being created today.
I know a guy my age who refuses to listen to anything but old classic rock from the 60's, 70's and 80's. He insists that no good music has been created since. All I can think is-- what a tool. Simple minded and boring. Imagine listening to nothing but the same tired old music for 40 years. Sounds like torture to me.
Phil addis is a sweetie
I think we should totally come up with Datalounge Time Loop thread suggestions. I mean parodies. I mean suggestions.
They must deal with the past AND analyze a heretofore unexamined element of said cultural event.
"Was It's A Living Better On Network TV, Or In Syndication?"
I like Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, *and* a couple of Taylor Swift songs ("You Belong with Me," "Love Story," and even "We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together."
In my Spotify "songs I like" file, you'll find Taylor, Linda, Boz Scaggs, Nina Simone (LOTS of Nina), some songs from NASHVILLE, Suzanne Vega, all the 60s girl groups, and...Mahler.
and Warren Zevon and the Beatles.
"Living in the present" is so 1992.
and Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen ("Jersey Girl" x 2)
Why are you reading threads in which you have no interest?
Stop this fake innocence - "Oh, I really want to know, I really do" - and just come back with one of your usual eldergay "jokes"?
"Who was the more glamorous 70s singer: Toni Tennille, or Rita Coolidge?"
(And no, you can't say Melissa Manchester instead!!!)
This must be the first time someone on DL is suspected of being younger than they say they are.
"Who was the better replacement for Suzanne Somers on Three's Company: Jenilee Harrison or Priscilla Barnes?"
"Who pounded Dusty Springfield into the mattress better, darling? Carole Pope or Norma Tanega?"