Thursday, October 22, 2009

Twenty years or so down the road


Image a nursing home with white haired wrinkled skinned old folk sitting around the tube watching their Lawrence Welk, some in wheel chairs while others have their walkers and then fast forward to the future and there you sit white haired and wrinkled. What will you be watching? Will a Pink Floyd concert be blaring across the rec room? Makes you think doesn't it? Will you have to worry about having your Depends changed or will science have fixed that? Maybe you'll be able to stay up late enought to catch a Stones concert live. Mick strutting around the stage... in his wheel chair and Keith Richards being propped up with a body brace looking like a mummy.
Will our grandchildren have surpassed us in the quest to be irritating with the melodic tunes of circular saws, angle grinders and a pile driver bass beat? Or maybe they'll be able to synthisize the sound of a bunker buster bomb into something resembling music so harsh to the auditory nerves that just one concert would be the end of hearing as they once knew it. Or maybe as cycles go they'll go back to some ethereal stuff that we'll find as disgusting as Welk. A cross between disco, muzac and Barney songs that will make Disney on Ice sound like grunge by comparison. Ah the tortures of the younger generations.

7 comments:

The Blog Fodder said...

Never thought of it quite like that, though I do like the idea of the Stones' concert. Music of the 60's and 70's will do me just fine.

MRMacrum said...

At the rate I am losing my hearing, in 20 years it won't matter what my grandchildren are playing.

Randal Graves said...

What?

Robert Rouse said...

Maybe I'll become a rapper and call myself Busta Hip.

Tom Harper said...

I'm the only person I know in my age groups who likes heavy metal, rap, industrial, etc., as well as jazz, ethnic and "experimental" music. Back in the '60s and '70s I liked the music of that era, but I liked it then. That was then. I still have all of my old records but I hardly ever play them.

If I end up in a nursing home years or decades from now, I'll probably have lots of CDs (or whatever the music medium will be then) of whatever is the loudest grittiest raunchiest music of the time. If I was to end up in a nursing home tomorrow, my roommates would be treated to 200 decibels of Pantera, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Miles Davis, Anthony Braxton, MudVayne, Ravi Shankar, Sonic Youth, Stravinsky...

Edstock said...

What will you be watching?
To hell with that, I'm going to be playing Santana riffs on my Heavy Metal Telly through a Rocktron compressor into a V-Amp 2, stereo-out to twin 100w amps. It's only rock n' roll, but I like it.

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