I am old

Man, I sure am getting old. I’ve got a mountain bike that is sixteen years old out in my garage and I listen to music that was recorded in 1985.

I wouldn’t change it if I could.

My twenty year high school reunion is slated for next spring. Not that I’ve received an invitation, but I can’t imagine reason why I’d fucking bother to attend. I’ve spent the last twenty years trying to forget those bastards, not keep in touch with any of them.

I’ll see them all in hell soon enough.

Tonights video treat: Soulside from back in ’89 playing Punch The Geek:

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I am old.

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

14 thoughts on “I am old

  1. I had a 23 year old mountain bike out in the garage until some dickless tweaker boosted it, I listen to music that was recorded in 1971, and I’m pretty sure that if I could change it and be as “old” as you, I would.

  2. Agreed. If you’re not in contact with any of ‘em now, why bother?

    How are the family jewels feeling today?

  3. I hear ya.

    I was in town the day of my 10th. Drove out of town that afternoon. Never bothered to find out if they had a 20th. It was last year.

    It’s just a 4-year part of my life. Certainly nothing to get wrapped up about.

    Now go rub your balls.

  4. 1985 was a very good year for music,
    Replacements, Tim,
    Husker Du, New Day Rising and Flip Your Wig,
    Minutemen, Project Mersh and Three way tie [for last]
    The Pogues, Rum Sodomy and the Lash
    Circle Jerks Wonderful

    These are things I still listen to on a regular basis

  5. YOU’RE old?!? Shit I’ve got a rusty ten speed in the barn…yes, I have a barn…that was made in the Sixties and listen to music recorded in the seventies. I wouldn’t change a thing either, Jon. Except for some of the aches and pains maybe. Fuck it, would I go back and change my life so I wouldn’t be doing those things that cause the aches and pains now? Hell No. Your life is your life. If it weren’t so New Agey I’d say, “Own it” but it suffices to say, It’s My Life, and damn, ain’t it nice.

  6. Ha! Good timing as I blew off my twentieth just last night. I ran into one of my classmates about a month ago and he looked hurt when I told him I “probably wouldn’t make it.” What couldn’t be more grand than talking about the big game from the pleistocene era.

  7. “Who’s Got the 10 1/2″ is STILL in heavy rotation, as are the Circle Jerks, D.I. and 7 seconds.

    My 20th rolls up next year and I would be REALLY surprised if anyone could track down my ass. Not that I would go in the first place.

  8. If your old, then I’m Methusela! My 25th HS reunion was last spring, and the bike I rade almost every day was made in 1983 and still has the original seat!

    Opus

  9. Where do we send Birthday Gifts? The same place we return DC gear? or whois?dc and find out?

  10. …you ARE old, you’re slow on a bike & yer football team sucks…

    …BUT, i’m older, even slower on the bike & my football team sucks even more…

    …but it ain’t gonna stop either one of us, so fuck ya, bud….

  11. Fuck, My 30th was last year, I listen to music from 1600 to 2006 and I’ve got 1 year old mountain bike (and a 35 year old road bike)in the garage. Go for a fuckin ride and shut up

    -mdf