Friday, April 02, 2010

I saw Hot Tub Time Machine last night, I must say I adore the 80's.
Everyone cherishes the decade in which they spent their most impressionable years. Some of you are probably having those years as we speak, and the '10s(?) are your decade. You'll look back on Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Jersey Shore, and health care debate with a tear in your eye.
I'm proud to be a product of the 80's and proud that I recognized the guy that played Johnny in the first Karate Kid the second he came on the screen.

77 comments:

gabbie said...

i'm sad that i live in the time that Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are the big thing. i'm not into that shit, nor will i ever be. i'm very specific on my music tastes. lol. but, i get what you're saying, jade. love you.

Kylie said...

Woah why did you delete you last post?

-Kylie^_^

Logan Winter said...

That was a really good movie. your right about everything tho. 2010 for sure will be my year.

victor meursault said...

i'm 22, so i was too young to grew up with Nirvana and now i'm to old to find "justin bieber" appealing... i still don't understand lady gaga, it's like now they throw music artists BIG, like if they were Madonna since born...

so when i became interested in music (between the 90's and 00's) MTV was playing nonstop backstreet boys and britney on one hand, or limp bizkit, korn on the other.

thanks jehu for napster i found punk... i even heard AFI before i "discovered" it, with the Total Immortal cover of The Offspring

...i guess it is the same now, though internet has made it easier to turn off the TV and is forcing the kids that were born after kobain died to "look" for music if they are interested.

concerning the question, i shall say 60's and the 10's cuz after realizing the direction mmusic is taking (as an industry and not as art) we need to return to the unquestionable roots (dylan, beatles, etc.) and make our bets to the future.

Me, Myself and I said...

Jade, you are so adorable!!! I LOVED the 80s!! They were the best decade, no doubt about it. Although, I do have a degree of fondness for the 90s as well- that was when I was introduced to the music of AFI, so that rocks! By the way, I am a slacker, and only picked up my copy of "Crash Love" a couple days ago....LOVE it! Seriously looking forward to the new Blaqk Audio release as well!!

Jordan said...

I'm pretty fond of my childhood in the 90's, so I definitely agree it's hard to not love the decade you grew up in.

How do you feel about George RR Martin's "Game of Thrones" being made into a series on HBO??? Are you excited? Do you get HBO? I've been curious to know your thoughts!

lezah said...

I've always wished I was alive in the '80s. I suppose the '90s aren't too bad either, I came to life in the middle of that decade.

Crimson Butterfly said...

i dont think i will cherish our era....to me i really have nothing....

Hannah said...

Hahaha, (:
Johnny Cade <3
& The Karate Kid! :)
Justin Bieber is a pin-head,
& I can't stand that I love his song "Baby".
BABY BABY BABY, oh,
Like, Baby Baby Baby, no!
;P

Haras said...

90's. If only for the fact that Nickelodeon was better and every one-hit-wonder in that decade is incredible.

Mia said...

If anything, I'll look back on these years and sob for the pathetic state of society. Justin Bieber? WHYY?
By heart, I'm from the 80s and 60s. *sigh*

kombucha said...

i would have rather been a product of the 80's than the 90's!

Christy Crawley said...

HAHAHAHAHA! I know that I'll look back on Justin Bieber with a tear in my eye. God dammit. Whyyy? WHY IS HE SO FAMOUS? He apparently goes to a school in my area. I'd love to punch him in the face.

Nugh. I hear kids screaming in my neighborhood. Spring break just started. I wonder how many plan on getting disgustingly drunk THIS time?

Christina said...

oh cool i was born in 1990 so i remember the 90s and early part of the 2000's as my childhood didn't like boy bands or pop wasn't my thing i liked no doubt

Anonymous said...

Jade, you're so cute, all in your nostalgic mood.

Aydaaaaa :) said...

Lucky Ducky :( I wish I was able to experience the 80's!

emiiieee said...

Jade, can you post the tabs for on the arrow???? im tryin to play it but the tabs i get are fucking wrong >_< its annoying! plz??/ anyway love ya xx

tragictrust said...

I agree with you completely. I do adore the 80s along with John Hughes movies, the Cure, Joy Division, and converse shoes. I am also an 80s kid, but also a 90s teenager. During my teen years bands like Green Day, Nirvana, Jane's Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, the Pixies, Weezer, Jawbreaker, etc. were completely underground.

Melissa said...

That's so cool Jade. I too grew up in the 80's. I was born in 1973 and started school in 1978 and my most important years growing up were in the 80's. How simple life was back then. Awwwww the memories. Big hair, The Cure playing on my pink radio, lol. I was 13 going on 14 when "Kiss me, Kiss me, Kiss Me came out. I played that cassette tape like a million and one times and I still know the words to most of the songs. The 80's ruled. I love you Jade =)

Love,
Melissa =)

books_and_coffee101 said...

I agree LOL. sixty years later from now i will be listening to AFI and my grandkids will be like "Grandma that's old music!!!" and I'll say, "NO! old music counts in Elvis Presely! AFI is awesome!"

-Savannah

Mike said...

You're coming to England this week. I can't wait to see you guys again!!!!!

Joseph Gonzalez said...

Dude my mom totally loves the 80's. She can name all of the people from the 80's. She sings to there music like everyday. and as for me I like lady gaga some of her songs. But I am more into afi, blaqk audio, panic at the disco, kill paradise, and linkin park but mostly afi.

Anonymous said...

I'd be ashamed to be a product of the 10's . . . Ha it's a good job I'm from the 90's baby! X x

Noise Electric said...

Uh, Jade, hunnay...you're a product of the 70's.

And the only other decade that could compete with the 80's musically was the 60's.

Rachii said...

Why do the 70s get to be the decade of disco and not punk rock?

Anonymous said...

I hate the 80s. I like lots of musicians that were big in the 80s, but all in spite of their falling prey to 80s bullshit.

The 00s encapsulated the entirety of my teen years. I love all the girly indie rock, and post-rock, and the more recent experimental stuff. I can't live without the internet. Emo sucked, but the fashion was cute.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking that Hot Tub Time Machine was going to suck. I'm 21 so I'd like to think that I grew up in the late '90's/early '00's. I remeber computer animated tv shows, the re-release of Star Wars, etc. And then things got sucky with the whole boy band craze. Thankfully, I was successful in avoiding getting caught up in that. I did like a few Britney Spears songs but I not enough to buy her cds. I'm mostly missing the '90's and looking forward to the '10's.

ash_uh_lee said...

Haha, it's funny you should mention that. My best friend and I were just talking about how we both should have been born in a different decade, at least when it comes to music. I'm a 90's baby, sadly. But I freakin' love 80's music!! Maybe some 60's and 70's here and there, but the 80's win my heart. :D

Anonymous said...

As much as I love everything that came from the 80s... I only got to live the final two years of the decade, of which I can't recall.
:( However, the 90's were okay too, as far as Nickelodeon cartoons go.

Cat said...

I still can't get rid of my Backstreet Boys or Spice Girls cds.

Obsolete said...

80's is the thing right now with its hyper colored ridiculous.

i have to say the music of the time was original... amazing.. and NOT SAMPLED!!!

i am a 90's kid.

when did hyper color return in style and black go out..

when did it become cool to be goth when it wasn't before!!!

i wish i was the lonely weird kid with a mohawk and colored hair... who wasn't really weird or lonely at all.

reeeeeeeeeeeeeedic u lous...


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cassie said...

i would rather be from the 80^s....

TJmusic24 said...

i wanna see it...iv heard it really funny... ur 80s is like my late 90s haha i wish i could go back there and stay (all though i am a huge fan of the 80s) but as with all life we have to move on and live in an age of recession and bad music(besides yours and a FEW others)

Anonymous said...

Very true, Jade... But its not Pinhead or Gaga that I look back on... Its AFI (yeah, how original of me.) crash Love, actually, and then The Rev's passing. 2010 is my sophomore year, the year to grow up and I can understand what your saying, trust me. 06 was my year, and 05, the year of MCR when they wore red and black and soon DU. Those were also the years I fell in love and I look back on it and your right, but it isnt the celebrities that make the year, its whatever music is playing and the people that make it special. To this day I like to look back at 05 and feel nostalgic. Do you feel that way? Im sure you do, so you probably understand that it hurts. Reliving those moments are what wed all die for, but in the words of The Offspring, Life goes on, come of age. Cant hold on, turn the page. - Bloodshed.

Fooget said...

I'd rather NOT look back on the '10's that way, considering I almost threw the television across the room when MTV played Justin Bieber after the premier of Green Day's "Last of the American Girls" video. And they played some rap song after "Beautiful Thieves" in February too. Music Television? My ass.

...But I digress. Yes, I'm spending those years in this decade, but I'm spending this decade in other decades. I've been going back and living through the music of the 70s and 80s, introducing myself to the music that inspired the modern bands I listen to, the earlier days of cinematography, etc. I even just purchased my own record player (which is the most fabulous purchase I have ever made) just to escape the crud that is modern media.

Okay, so this comment is turning into a blog post, sorry. Relevance, relevance...come back to PA to tour, esp. for Blaqk Audio? Happy Easter? Yes.

havokisthecure said...

I was born in 1984, and I am so proud for it.I still rememeber things like HE-MAN, the Ghostbusters, pop stars of that decade,etc, and it is so nice... like you said, you get emotional and melancholic.The 80´s was awesome.

goodbyes4good(DF) said...

Awe memories.... I never thought I would be tht type of an adult tht says remember when, but some remakes are just horrible. Like the new karate kid, clash of the titans, & my fav Wes craven film "A Nightmare On Elm St"...don't get me wrong,cuz I'll stlill watch the remakes, and cherrish the originals. Come on CGI over clay-mation, I don't think so. I'm a total product of the 80's-90's, and I remember my very 1rst concert was Tiffany and NKOTB opened for her, thts funny too cuz it was at PNC art center, but back then was called "The Garden State Art Center"... Can't wait for this show on 8/14, though most of us prefer smaller venues, it will be nice to see you guys doing tumble salts and kick flips on stage...Soooo im counting down the days. Till then take care.

Melissa
xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

new waves in the 80s are awesome, too bad they died out quickly

and somehow i miss nu-metal songs in the late 1990s and early 2000s...they all died out after a year or two, how sad

Kit said...

As an inpressionable youth in the tens, I have to say that I wish it were still the eighties.

Anna Ladzinski said...

Gr. I just spent a while composing a large comment on how I dislike most of the current stuff like Justin Beiber (I HAVE to turn the radio station when he comes on. I can't stand it.) and how I loved the pop culture in the early '00's, which is probably uncommon since I'm thirteen, but then Blogspot deleted all I had written for some reason, so you get this comment instead. :P

jhmr said...

jersey shore is an awful thing to remember. :/ and justin is canadian so he doesn't really count?

W.Kahla said...

Just discussing this with my mum last week (ish). I'm so envious of my grandmother she is 80 and got to see everything from the first colour TV, John Travolta, to Britney Spears to Lady Gaga and HD TV. She used old fashioned house items to new fangled good stuff. She saw woman's skirts shorten over the decades to them only wearing underwear (Lady Gaga). She is lucky because she has enjoyed everything life had to offer her. she has seen the best of the best and the worst of the worst. I only wish my future isn’t filled with bad acting and worse singing.

LoStInThEdArK said...

Did you know that they are remaking The Karate Kid??? I saw the commercial yesterday...

Cassii Mitchell. said...

I'm from the 90's and I HATE JUSTIN BIEBER!!!!! I'm ashamed to be a part of the generation that CREATED that monster. Wait, wha...? No never mind, I am not part of that generation. That would make me OLD. Not saying you're old or anything, Jade, you're just old...er...than...me.
How did I even get started on that topic? Oh Justin Bieber. HE'S the playmaker now. Grrr.

Bye!

blackviolet said...

Ha, glad to hear that the movie was fun. I was apprehensive, because it really could have gone either way.

I was born in 1980, so I'm an '80's kid, though my really impressionable years (age 10-20) were the '90's. I voted for both.

I remember the first time I saw MTV, I saw Boy George. I liked his long hair. I watched The Facts of Life a lot, and crimped my hair or wore it in side ponytails, with neon plastic hair doodads. We also used those little bottles of clothing paint to paint like everything we wore.

But I also grew up with Beavis and Butthead, and wore flannels all through HS. I managed to avoid all of the boy bands and such.

I'm totally a nirvana girl. <3 Who could resist a dirty scruffy dude in eyeliner that wore cardigans or sometimes dresses? (I could do without the heroin habit though, haha.)

Chexo ???? said...

Jade, you should really work with Lady Gaga. You two could make one really awesome electronica song together. Maybe do it as a LG/BA project, but I'm not sure if her voice and Davey's could work together properly.

helen099 said...

dude! what's the big idea posting while i was internet-less? JK

and you didn't say whether you liked Hot Tub Time Machine. O.o

for a really funny John Cusack movie, i recommend The Sure Thing, if you haven't seen it. :D

there is a karate kid remake coming out with Jackie Chan, except he's going to teach the kid kung fu. i usually dont' like remakes, but for Jackie Chan, i'll make an exception.

i like talking about movies with you. ;)

♥♥

Anonymous said...

Lady Gaga brings a tear to the eye allready, it's so upsetting seeing someone cry out for attention so obscenely desperately

Alyssa said...

i am very disappointed in the world. unfortunately, i missed the eighties. not exactly my fault. due to the fact that i wasn't alive. quite upsetting. crash love is quite snazzy, i believe we can all agree. gave me the slightest bit of hope for the current state of the world.

Emme said...

i am glad that I grow up in the 80s/90s. Great movies and even greater songs then. Music and movies today are sampling from yesterday - not sure what's up with that. maybe they too are realizing what an epic time those days were as well.

Anonymous said...

don't pretend like you aren't playing lolla. EVERYONE KNOWS!

Lady Gaga is a terrible musician said...

Unfortunately, the 00's and this year look shitty to me.

Jersey shore and lady whatsherface are a sad and pathetic way to remember these years.

I'll remember 06 with lachrymose eyes because that was a great year for rock music.

There was "miss murder", and the awesome My Chemical Romance album. It was an awesome year for punk rock!!!

i hope punk rock gets popular again in the 1o's.

Rock n roll makes life worth living

TheRoane said...

I turned 15 in 1980, and we complained about music then, too. You had to find alternative radio stations because it was all Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Bruce Springsteen on the radio. Respect, but the 25,000th time I heard "Like a Virgin", I was done. And it was about a week after it came out.

The lowest common denominator rules the marketplace, and real music fans will always be looking in out-of-the-way places for the best stuff. At least now the internet allows us to find cool stuff like AFI radio on Slacker radio. Thanks, Jade, for all the cool stuff you guys put on there. I hope you can keep adding stuff as you find it--I listen to it all the time.

Yeah, I miss the 80s sometimes, too--just not the hair ;-)
(AFI Radio is playing Pale Shelter by Tears for Fears right now, ha ha)

deadriot said...

Hell yeah!! Waiting to hear from you. Guess we have our oun perception of time and entertainment, though the time we live at really influnces.
Good luck and hope to hear more from you soon.

Asa said...

oh, dude.
I was born in '93, but the 80s win, no question.

Ashley +Julian said...

Did you ever read time machine? I'm starting it and it's so mindblowing amazing. :D

Limbo McLaurin said...

I am a child of the 90's for sure. I miss the old cartoons and I admit to having been in love with the boy bands that ran ramped then.

xXxMimi*Shattered*SeasonxXx said...

I look at Lady GaGa with tears in my eyes already, since, sadly, she has to be the biggest thing around here... I personally think you and AFI should be, since your music is so great and awesome and magical. :)

Haven't seen Hot Tub Time Machine yet, but I've made it on my list of priorities right now! Seems awesome. :D

Anonymous said...

Godspeed You! Black Emperor are BACK!

Or so I heard.

Thought of you.

elaine said...

I was born in the mid 90's, and liked all that purge of pop that went on, so I'll always have a place for Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and N*sync in my heart. As for that Bieber kid and Lady Gaga - I don't listen to them! I feel like a social dork at my school, because I don't listen to up-to-date music. I don't want to, though. But I wish I could talk to other kids. My mom raised/raises me with 80's music... and I dress like they did in the 80's. Oh, whatever. My teenage life sucks.

agntcrimson said...

The 10s :/
where 16 year old pubeless kids sing, and trannies wear strange attire, awkward acting, and people freaking out during 2012! seems like this decade may be...
damn and im only 16! this is suppose to be my decade!! >.<!

Janelle said...

For me, it was the '90s. The '10s will be that time period I tell my grandchildren about, when I did all those stupid things in college.

I want to see Hot Tub Time Machine. I've heard mixed things, though.

Anonymous said...

Ahaha, Jade, just heard your greatness (Medicate) on some silly Monster Truck show my hubby is watching. Soooo excited I have tickets for the Irvine show. WOOT!!!!

tiffany said...

lol, i dont know which era im more fond of but i like the 80's and the 90's

<3, always
Tiffany

tiffany said...

lol, i dont know which era im more fond of but i like the 80's and the 90's

<3, always
Tiffany

Elizabeth said...

personally what i loooooved about 80's was ''The new wave'' but I like all kind of music cause if it's good , then it's ok ...
i guess a lot of people have bad feeling about pop music cause latest years wasn't really good for it , so ''pop '' became a bad word , but if you go back to the 80's you'll see that it's something very special on it , pop didn't meant just ''popular'' or '' sell out '' like people tend to think , it meant songs that became clasics , with beautiful lyrics , and great music , many of that songs are on the top of the radio list , we keep listen them all the time just like we did yesterday.
So THAT it's why i love so much the 80's . If your song remains through the years , then you can be happy ..
I have to say that i like Lady Ga ga , i would'nt listen her music all the time , but you can't avoid not to dance !. can't stop singing ''Alejandro , Alejandro , Ale Ale alejandroooo..'' So it's ok , but you know ... i'm not sure if it will be remain trhough the years .
anyway there isn't much to choose right now .. i keep listening old music ... , by the way ..have you heard ''Book of love '' ? ''Pretty boys and pretty girls '' is the name of one of my favourite songs .
;)

selenetythecat said...

I'm only 15, and I must say in the part of the UK that I am in, I am the only 15 year old girl who hates both Justin Bieber and the Twilight series. I guess that's because I still love pokemon though.

Lynn Aquaheart said...

I know this has nothing to do with your post, but with all of this volcano, ash cloud business, I just wanted to send you good thoughts because you all are in Europe right now. I hope you aren't too inconvenienced by all the travel snarls. Try not to breathe any ash, I know I am not the only one who would be heart broken if any of you came down with silicosis.

Anonymous said...

What, no comment about the volcano? Is it not affecting you? I know, I know, Europe is a big place. I thought you boys might be grounded over there. Looks like you are AOK. Hope so!

Maya said...

I love the 80's, even though I wasn't an 80's kid. The 80's had everything the best--movies, music, you name it.
Also, are you ever going to do one of those things like you did a couple years ago where we posted questions for you and you answered them?

Ewa said...

Hm, honestly speaking, I don't identify myself with the decade I'm living in. Not at all. Ups, sorry Justin Bieber.

Witching Hour said...

I have to admit that, even though I'm a child of the '90s, I'm sick of hearing about the '80s. Vh-1 has run that decade into the ground...as if no other decade mattered. *cough* '60s Brit Invasion, Woodstock, French New Wave, etc.

Anonymous said...

Jadey, where are you? Miss your humor and wit and interesting posts and ........

Katie said...

I am definately a '90s kid. I do like Lady Gaga for her, er, style(?). I can't really say anything that was, like, amazing for me in the '00s to '10s(?). Pretty much the only events of those years were 9/11, Obama, and the iPad.

I love the '90s, but the '80s has a lot of my favorite music. Then again, The Ramones and Black Flag are from the '70s. Maybe I should rethink the decade in which I was born.

Obsolete said...

so honestly who do you think will win your guys contest on glogster.com?

i've entered a few... when shall we all know??

its because i hella want to put in a request so i can tattoo myself with your guys signatures or something rad like that!

Gabberz said...

Product of the 90's but I like the 80's wayyyyy better. And I too recognized William Zabka's character right away! Good movie. Favorite line "It's like Gary Coleman's fuckin forearm!!!" or something along the lines of that. Laughed SO hard!

emiiieee said...

um i dont anyone will be looking back on Justin Bieber with a tear in their eye...... if we do it will be a tear of Joy that he is gone xD (well the tear of joy, thats just me)