Want to feel old?


#1

This doesn’t really make me feel old, I was two when Doolittle came out so give a shit.


#2

She was the baby from the nevermind cover?


#3

Either an outright lie or her grandparents were excruciating “cool” grunge fans in their mid-40s.


#4

ssshh, they probably post on here


#5

Not sure there’s anything scare-quotes cool about middle-aged people listening to music from their 20s. Isn’t that what most of them do?


#6

I was one and a half when Doolittle came out so I don’t give a shit about this to be honest.


#7

I suppose I was looking at it from the perspective of the grandparents listening to it as it came out. What you describe is relatively normal, yes.


#8

I was minus 1!


#9

I thought you were younger than that!


#10

@DarwinBabe said something the other day about one of Belle and Sebastian’s children chatting her up and that really made me feel old.


#11

I have severe arrested development!


#12

What’s the maths on this?

She’s 20, so let’s say born in 1998 (fucking hell!)
Let’s say her parents were 20 when they had her, so were born 1978.
And her grandparents were 20 when they had kids, so they were born 1958.

So her grandparents would have been 31 when Doolittle came out. I mean, I’ve pretty much stopped getting into new music now I’m 30, but I guess it’s not out of the question.


#13

Not inconceivable I suppose. I’m 30 and am still listening to loads of new music.


#14

People who were teenagers during the advent of punk also like a similar sounding band 15 years later? It’s like someone who was into Oasis as a teenager also liking the Artic Monkeys.

It’s hardly a stretch?


#15

Seems unlikely though


#16

guys stop saying it’s hardly a stretch too


#17

Started looking into average ages of new parents in various decades but realised it was too pointless.


#18

(But probably more likely that her grandparents were 40-ish when Pixies were at their height.)


#19

#20

i was -4