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    I feel I've been cheated

    Ok, now this is gonna be a rare sentimental Slicker moment. I don't get too serious on this site but for whatever reason I'm gonna do it now.

    This is no doubts gonna be just a rambling thread but I hope I can somehow get my point across.

    I was listening to Hurt by Johnny Cash then I found this site and I started to kinda feel cheated. I feel cheated because I didn't live during the time of most of this music and the peak of alot of the these great musicians and actors/actresses. I listen to what's on the radio nowadays and I think about what my children will think and it's almost embarrassing. There are NO artists that I think my children will like but here I am loving the site in that link and listening to Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong over and over when this is music that my mother listened to. I've long said that I'd take oldies anyday over the carp on the radio these days and I totally stand by that. These songs had real meaning and sentiment in them unlike oh...I don't know...NONE of the songs nowadays.

    I've long felt that I missed out on this countries greatest talent. I put this in the music section mainly because of that link but I also feel this way about alot of the actors and actresses. The main ones that come to mind right away are Judy Garland and Lucille Ball. I watch The Wizard of Oz and I listen to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (sung by Judy that is my ALL TIME favorite Christmas song) and I get that feeling that once again I've been cheated and more importantly my children or more likely there children will never have the experience and joy of listening to and watching some of these people. I'm sure tons more will come to mind as I read the posts left and I'll no doubts chime back in.
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    I hear you Slick. I love old Classic Rock and 60's music. I too wish I could have been there at their height of popularity. Music was so much better back then. Alot of kids still listen to the Beatles, Zepplin, Floyd, the Doors and such.

    Last year for some reson I really started to get into Dean Martins Christmas Albums. They are great for the holiday season.
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    The people that you guys mention are the cream of the crop from their generations. In another 30 years people are going to watch "old" movies with Catherine Zeta Jones in them and remark about how beautiful she was. They'll hear a song by Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston and comment on how beautiful their voices were. As time passes, people lose interest in the gossip and other tripe that belittles the stars of ANY era... and I think it's always been that way. Back in the day Marilyn Monroe was gabbed about like she was a hussy - and she may well have been - but that's long since forgotten. It'll be the same with Mariah's weird breakdowns, Whitney's drug problems and Catherine Zeta Jones' choice to marry that old fogey Michael Douglas.

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    I thought this thread was going to be about how KFC only filled your bowl 3/4ths of the way.

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    Hmmm, the website is down.

    I agree with jjreason, people have a tendancy to only remember or focus on the best of the past. Just like folks always say "things were simplier back then...." Not really, there were just as many issues in any era but the issues were different than we have now.

    Folks are already pining for musical acts of the 80's and 90's but where were they when those bands were playing originally? Probably at home paying no attention the changes in music. Next thing they know all those bands exploded in popularity and disappeared before they knew what hit them.

    Remember the explosion of grunge music in 1991? I remember seeing promotions for Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, etc. all the time. Now folks talk about not seeing those bands in the peak of the grunge era. Unfortunately one can never tell where the peak is until it's passed (isn't that a Rush lyric?). Woodstock was one of a kind and showcased some legendary acts but it was only realized as such after the fact, especially after they died. All you can do is stay actively involved in the music, movie and art scene and stuff won't pass you by.

    The wonderful thing about modern technology is that all these great performances in music or on the silver screen are easily available to share with the current and next generation. You can pop in a DVD of Transformers and a young kid will never know that it was from 20 years ago. I think some day the media catalog of the last 100 years will be seamless. Other than changes in SFX, CGI or even Black and White film the viewing public will have little to distinguish between yesterday and today. I'm much to young to have seen the Honeymooners on TV originally but I've become a fan even though decades seperate me from the original showing. I get to see it as never seen before, on demand, thanks to DVD. Back in the day once the show was over, that was it, no more unless it was rerun but that didn't happen until much later.

    The present is so much better than the past when it comes to the arts. We are seeing more and more of the arts becoming instantly on demand. I go to work with 4500 songs in my pocket. Everything from Frank Sinatra to Pantera. Folks have hours of TV shows and movies in their pockets too. DVD jukeboxes are available and so are decaded dvd/movie servers (albeit too expensive for the common man). Some day in the near future we'll have nearly all the music, tv and movies EVER MADE at the tip of our fingers. Talk about AWESOME.

    I think our kids will be so much more well rounded when it comes to movies, tv and music than we can ever hope to be thanks to the changes in technology and services. I can't see a lot of the shows (yet?) that my parents watched as a kid because they aren't on DVD or weren't even saved in the first place. (Think of all the great music we'll never know about from the early part of last century). Thanks to DVD's my kids will be able to experience my favorite shows and perhaps they'll like them as well. How cool would that be! ....and knowing is half the battle.
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    Oh I also noticed the irony of Slicker pining for the past as he sports a Erwin Rommel avatar. Ahh, the Nazi we miss thee..... or not.
    "No one helped me so why should I help you?" - College professor circa 1999

    By choosing not to decide you still have made a choice.

    I'm in love with the women of Univision.

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    Yeah, why do you think 90% of my CD collection (that's right; I'm still in the stone age) is stuff from before 1995?
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    be sure to get the last new Johnny Cash album "American V: A Hundred Highways" on July 4th. it's sad realizing he will never record or perform music again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darko666
    it's sad realizing he will never record or perform music again.
    I think that's what it is. It's the fact that what we have is it there'll never be any "new" movies, songs, or anything by these people.
    Up, up, and OKAAAAY!!!

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    But if the rumors are true, American VI is expected by the end of the year, which is a fairly good note.

    And don't forget that Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan, all very talented friends of the late Mister Cash, have new albums in the near future.
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