Again this seems to be a question of how the future imaginary works for someone. I'm not sad when listening to jungle because it was the future it forecasted backwards from the 70s into today - well, maybe not so much the more jazzy stuff I'm talking about the ruffer polyrhythmic clattering breaks business. Similar thing with acid.I’m very pro-future. I love it.
I went to this planetarium once and it was space projected all over the walls and you were being launched through all these stars and galaxies and it had all these things where all these machines were being disassembled and all this. Amazing. I told the girl I was with (who was baffled by my taste in music) “this looks like what the music I like sounds like”.
A couple of years ago I was really sad listening to jungle thinking “fuck, the future happened before I was born”. Why I love the music of the last couple of years so much is that it’s the first proper future in decades. Not just a little tinkering with ing frameworks we already have, but full on alien music.
I feel sorry for dance music fans; you have a music who’s whole lexicon is based on the future and yet it’s been relegated to being the past. Dance music hasn’t had a new idea in maybe 20 years.
To me, "OK,Boomer" is an expression of helplessness and weakness. It'a a little bit of scorn, which will "trigger" a lot of people on social media, but in reality, it apparently STILL is the boomers who are calling the shots. For 25 years now, I might add (taken into account Clinton was the first "boomer" president, which exactly was quite a topic at the time.The younger generations can seem as stuck in the retromania/nostalgia trap as anyone, but I guess shit like "OK, Boomer" is actually a decent example of 'weaponising the future for intergenerational warfare' as it's directly attacking the boomers and distributed via memes and hashtags through stuff like TikTok.
A lot of people left Facebook once their parents started using it.
Pretty much. It's evolution as a mad lurch into the unexpected not an orderly progression of development. It's what you didn't see coming.Whenever I've heard something and thought 'fuck me, this sounds like the future' it's just been a way of saying it sounds different and exciting. I don't actually think that's how things will sound in ten, twenty years time, more that it sounds as though it's broken through from a different timeline, somewhere inaccessible, perhaps running in parallel. It's an intrusion I didn't anticipate rather than a prophecy.