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eddiehimself 12-11-2009 12:29 AM

the noughties
 
Well since it's december 09 i thought i would mention (as if you didn't already know) about the fact that it's nearly another decade down the drain. I know to some of you it's "just another 10 years" but it's quite interesting for me because it's the first full decade i've lived through start to finish. Yes i remember the new years party 1999. It just boggles the mind how much stuff has changed since then, not only in the world but in my personal life as well. I was only 8 back then lol and now i'm a man of sorts. I dunno if it's just me or does this year seem to have just flew past? I wonder what next decade is going to be like. Is the world going to end in 2012? well judging what they said about 2000 and 06 i think it's unlikely but i guess it's just that sense of unkowing really. Yes i am boring lol.

motfletleNire 12-21-2009 11:58 AM

the noughties
 
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harryconway 12-21-2009 12:44 PM

Re: the noughties
 
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Originally Posted by eddiehimself (Post 640885)
..... Is the world going to end in 2012? well judging what they said about 2000 and 06 i think it's unlikely but i guess it's just that sense of unkowing really...

Yes, highly unlikely. I was too young to "really" enjoy the 60's, but the next 4 decades. Mostly it's all the same. Things just get harder....and cost more.

eddiehimself 12-21-2009 01:57 PM

Re: the noughties
 
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Originally Posted by harryconway (Post 644203)
Yes, highly unlikely. I was too young to "really" enjoy the 60's, but the next 4 decades. Mostly it's all the same. Things just get harder....and cost more.

Yeah i suppose that's one of the things that style and tech has changed over the years but really people haven't changed much. We still do much of the same things we did back then. A great example of this is when there is some high profile court case and you see people banging on the prison van at the end, it's not really all that different from the angry medieval mob with fire sticks and pitchforks to burn the witch at the stake.
Generally though i would say that although stuff costs more, we do earn more and it seems to be an eternal battle between the rising living costs and our pay-rises.
Also speaking of the 60s, think about back then when people were REALLY worried about total global anhialation not just the hyped up crap of late.

mcbike 12-21-2009 11:44 PM

Re: the noughties
 
the 00's have been a weird decade for me. I was 19 in 2000 a young freshman in college, not really bright eyed already jaded. I just remember thinking I had about 10 years before I had any real expectations of me to have a career, family, or a home.

I was really excited about the band I was in back then, really thought I had a chance to make it big. I learned alot about the music business since then though. I actually am making a living now as a professional musician. I learned not to hitch my wagon to just one horse. I realize for some thats the only way to make it, but it didn't work out that way for me.

I also really looked up to musicians who were just a little bit older than me because they had all the cool gear and road cases. It really just takes time, you get a little bit of stuff every year and eventually you have all the tools of the trade, and then all the toys too.

eddiehimself 12-28-2009 04:22 PM

Re: the noughties
 
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Originally Posted by mcbike (Post 644384)
the 00's have been a weird decade for me. I was 19 in 2000 a young freshman in college, not really bright eyed already jaded. I just remember thinking I had about 10 years before I had any real expectations of me to have a career, family, or a home.

I was really excited about the band I was in back then, really thought I had a chance to make it big. I learned alot about the music business since then though. I actually am making a living now as a professional musician. I learned not to hitch my wagon to just one horse. I realize for some thats the only way to make it, but it didn't work out that way for me.

I also really looked up to musicians who were just a little bit older than me because they had all the cool gear and road cases. It really just takes time, you get a little bit of stuff every year and eventually you have all the tools of the trade, and then all the toys too.

That's quite interesting because you were about the same age and position 10 years ago that i am coming into 2010. This is really a turning point for me this next year. The way i see it there are a few ways i can go in terms of careers and jobs. I don't think it's highly likely that i'm ever going to become a famous musician or anything but i reckon i'll just try out some bands and write a few songs while i'm in university and see if anyone is interested or not.

Oh and ty whoever rated my thread 5 stars i'm touched lol.

Pollyanna 12-30-2009 09:37 AM

Re: the noughties
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eddiehimself (Post 640885)
Yes i remember the new years party 1999. It just boggles the mind how much stuff has changed since then, not only in the world but in my personal life as well. I was only 8 back then lol and now i'm a man of sorts. I dunno if it's just me or does this year seem to have just flew past? I wonder what next decade is going to be like. Is the world going to end in 2012? well judging what they said about 2000 and 06 i think it's unlikely but i guess it's just that sense of unkowing really. Yes i am boring lol.

Eddie, it's not just you. Get ready for faster and faster years. When we were aged 2, one year was half of our life! Now, for you, it's an 18th of your life, and the proportion always gets smaller.

You're right, though. Some things never change - like human nature. We still do more or less the same things as we've always done, just with progressively cooler toys :)

alparrott 12-30-2009 10:21 AM

Re: the noughties
 
I pretty much enjoyed the "noughties". I met the girl of my dreams and married her, had the most successful years of both my drumming and "real" careers, and now as the 00s are coming to a close, I'm getting ready to retire and start a new chapter of my life. Every decade seems to get better and better...

eddiehimself 12-30-2009 01:32 PM

Re: the noughties
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 646943)
Eddie, it's not just you. Get ready for faster and faster years. When we were aged 2, one year was half of our life! Now, for you, it's an 18th of your life, and the proportion always gets smaller.

You're right, though. Some things never change - like human nature. We still do more or less the same things as we've always done, just with progressively cooler toys :)

Welcome back polly mate :) Yes i suppose proportionally it's that the years become smaller. I also think it's to do with the way you experience life as you get older or w/e.

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I pretty much enjoyed the "noughties". I met the girl of my dreams and married her, had the most successful years of both my drumming and "real" careers, and now as the 00s are coming to a close, I'm getting ready to retire and start a new chapter of my life. Every decade seems to get better and better...
That's really cool i'm glad you enjoyed the decade.


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