Pretty Hate Machine came out 30 years ago


Listening to Queen's "The Miracle" and remembering what it was like when Freddie Mercury still walked the earth, when I took his existence for granted; When The Miracle came out, rumors about Freddie Mercury's health weren't going around yet (or at least they weren't reaching 14 year-old me) and it was just "oh cool, new Queen album."

When Innuendo came out a couple of years later, the rumors were totally unconfirmed but persistent enough that it felt like an epitaph 😔

Feeling nostalgic for my OG Handspring Visor, such a galaxy brain device ("It's like a Palm Pilot, but you can also buy multiple expansion hardware modules that don't actually work all that well and cost more than the device itself, and can only use one at a time"!) but in the pre-smartphone days it seemed like a brilliant strategy.

Most of their lyrics have not aged well at all and I know Gene Simmons is an abject piece of shit but I can't help it, spinning Kiss Alive II on the turntable still whips ass on a summer afternoon

My favorite thing as I progress through my forties is playing "did I somehow sprain this finger or am I getting arthritic?"

Old enough to know who Nipsey Russell was even though he was mostly out of public consciousness growing up, which means I'm also old enough that I a double-take every time I read about Nipsey Hussle's recent death.

aging gracefully (?) 

Birdsite screenshot, injury humor 

Some kid on reddit just said "Who's Phil Hartmann" and that makes me feel older and more irrelevant than I have in a while.

car salespeople (predictably -) 🙄 

unfunny olds joke 

I'm not a boomer but I will confess that every time I listen to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band I do want to grab people by the lapels and tell them what an amazing goddamn album it was and is

I think I'm going to clean my office/studio. Old enough to be actually kind of looking forward to it.

When sleeping in on a Saturday wrecks your day because of all the BS chores and errands you have to do

Well, I finally did it. I spend most of my time over at @ItsTheManOnTheMoon but I figured it would be nice to have a place where I’m not constantly vaguely worried that people think I’m an old weird creep

Olds Town

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