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We are SO FUCKING OLD!!!

Dear me.

bishopjoey recently reminded me about the wonderful Anne Clark version of the Philip Larkin poem This Be The Verse, by way of lamenting the loss of his copy of Anne Clark's Hopeless Cases (1987). I told him that he wasn't missing much; that it sounded hopelessly dated now.

The talk of "This Be The Verse" renewed my motivation to work on a mix tape for a certain someone, and a little while ago, I sat down to do just that. I remembered that I'd been thinking of Love and Rockets' song "The Game" (1985) lately, and I decided to include it on the tape. Talk about sounding dated!

I implore all of you thirty-something former punks and goths to go drag out at least one of your tapes from the 1980s - holy crap! I used to think this song was so serious, or profound, or at least worthy of annoying my parents. Today I couldn't listen to it without howling with laughter - it's so fucking corny! Was I ever that corny? I fear that I was ...

We're going to stay awake
for as long as it takes
We're going to stay awake
for as long as it takes
to correct all the silly mistakes we have made ...

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suewan
Dec. 22nd, 2003 03:38 pm (UTC)
You owned a Cocteau Twins t-shirt? How jealous am I? I'd still wear now...how sad am I? Mind you, I had a Psychedelic Furs t-shirt I wore when I was 15/16 or something like that. It was bright pink and black and yellow. I wore it so much and it got washed so much that it is so faded that it was no longer pink...
hopita
Dec. 22nd, 2003 05:13 pm (UTC)
What makes you think I was speaking in the past tense? I bet if given half the chance I could find that darn thing. Whether or not it would still fit is another question.

Oh, and for the record, I was using the term "t-shirt" as shorthand; it was actually a long-sleeved shirt with one of those not-quite-a-turtleneck/Priest-height collars. I would expect nothing less of the Cocteau Twins.

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