Born in wrong era ?

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    Nov 15, 2013 2:59 AM GMT
    All my life i've been in love with things outside my time frame. When i was a child i listened to the mamas and the papas constantly, James brown, Janis Joplin, Bette midler, Mama Cass, Ofra Haza, Stevie Nicks, Gerard Mcmann .... the list goes on and on. in my teen years i looked like somewhat of a tribal gypsy, while everyone was out buying skinny jeans i bought flares. While everyone wanted to flatiron their hair and look emo or scene i embrace having full fluffy curly hair. When people wanted to do the fashion forward look ( think lady gaga, chris brown ect) I was buying ancient tribal gypsy jewelry and north african berber necklaces and belts.


    I also LOVE 90's stuff, ripped jeans, flannel, the shows, all of it,

    Anyone ever feel like you were born at the wrong time or dont really embrace this era's style ?
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    CopperDevil said All my life i've been in love with things outside my time frame. When i was a child i listened to the mamas and the papas constantly, James brown, Janis Joplin, Bette midler, Mama Cass, Ofra Haza, Stevie Nicks, Gerard Mcmann .... the list goes on and on. in my teen years i looked like somewhat of a tribal gypsy, while everyone was out buying skinny jeans i bought flares. While everyone wanted to flatiron their hair and look emo or scene i embrace having full fluffy curly hair. When people wanted to do the fashion forward look ( think lady gaga, chris brown ect) I was buying ancient tribal gypsy jewelry and north african berber necklaces and belts.


    I also LOVE 90's stuff, ripped jeans, flannel the shows, all of it,

    Anyone ever feel like you were born at the wrong time or dont really embrace this era's style ?
    I think most people felt the same when they were your age.
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    thebearerofbadnews saidsounds like you were born in the right time to me. you 90 babies are real unappreciative about the times you're living in. always talking about how life would be better in 1992 when all the things you depend upon NOW were nonexistent back then.




    omg you totally just turned this into a negative thing. Its not supposed to be.
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    thebearerofbadnews said
    CopperDevil said
    thebearerofbadnews saidsounds like you were born in the right time to me. you 90 babies are real unappreciative about the times you're living in. always talking about how life would be better in 1992 when all the things you depend upon NOW were nonexistent back then.




    omg you totally just turned this into a negative thing. Its not supposed to be.


    i'm just saying, man, from what i've seen from people around your age group born in your time, stay acting like the past was better than the present. it's NOT. the 90s weren't all that. it was kind of fucked up to be honest. even though these times are kind of shitty too in terms of the job market and making money. not being negative or hating. it's that your age group is lucky as hell where you can basically relive the 90s without having to live in the 90s, 80s, 60s or whatever time period. if you wanna trade places and be born in 86 instead of 92 or whatever year you're born, let me know. i'll trade.


    No thanks, its really not that heavy, ofcourse i love the advantages of this era, but i guess i mean more the overall style
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:27 AM GMT
    Oh, so this is fashion thread. icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    xrichx saidOh, so this is fashion thread. icon_neutral.gif


    its whatever you want it to be, I'll also add something else

    texting,

    i HATE texting, especially men i like. Id rather talk on the phone, back then you couldnt text or facebook you have to actually engage in humanoid actions !!!!!!
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:31 AM GMT
    thebearerofbadnews said
    CopperDevil said
    thebearerofbadnews saidsounds like you were born in the right time to me. you 90 babies are real unappreciative about the times you're living in. always talking about how life would be better in 1992 when all the things you depend upon NOW were nonexistent back then.




    omg you totally just turned this into a negative thing. Its not supposed to be.


    i'm just saying, man, from what i've seen from people around your age group born in your time, stay acting like the past was better than the present. it's NOT. the 90s weren't all that. it was kind of fucked up to be honest. even though these times are kind of shitty too in terms of the job market and making money. not being negative or hating. it's that your age group is lucky as hell where you can basically relive the 90s without having to live in the 90s, 80s, 60s or whatever time period. if you wanna trade places and be born in 86 instead of 92 or whatever year you're born, let me know. i'll trade.


    thebearerofbadnews,

    This has nothing to do with his age group. Wishing to be born in a previous era or looking at the past more fondly is nothing new.

    Edited to add:

    I wish I was of age to get into the discos in the 70s. I can't groove to the music in the gay clubs of today.
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    I used to think I was born in the wrong era myself. I would've been happier being born in some other time, and be able to relate to people better. You weren't born in the wrong era at all. You were just born with an ability to transcend the one you got, and relate to generations of the past. Try to find ways of conveying what you appreciate about those past eras with the people you know of this one. Its a step forward for society, when people are able to look back in history and relate it to their present, and a rare gift.
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:34 AM GMT
    I should have born 60 years ago and live through all the 50s and 60s in my youth
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI definitely would have liked being an adult in the early 1920s. Flappers. Prohibition. Gangsters. Ethel Waters. Cab Calloway. 23 Skidoo, baby.


    +1 The speaks, baggie suits, fedoras and awesome cars, yeah the '20s would have been fun. Then came the collapse of the economy and the 30's icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    _JRQ saidI used to think I was born in the wrong era myself. I would've been happier being born in some other time, and be able to relate to people better. You weren't born in the wrong era at all. You were just born with an ability to transcend the one you got, and relate to generations of the past. Try to find ways of conveying what you appreciate about those past eras with the people you know of this one. Its a step forward for society, when people are able to look back in history and relate it to their present, and a rare gift.


    thank you
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    CopperDevil saidthank you
    No problem. I'd love to have been a young adult in either the Early 50's or Late 60's. I love the music and really appreciate the progressively mindedness that was around at that time. icon_cool.gificon_cool.gificon_cool.gif
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:42 AM GMT
    I should have been born a dolphin.
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:50 AM GMT
    while i love everything about the 80s in america, i really wish i could have been born in the future - possibly in the year 2200, given earth and our species still exists at that point. hopefully, by this time, humans have created a utopian society free of conflict, inequality, discrimination (aka preference by some), global warming/energy dependence, and starvation. every day would be filled with rainbows and smiles. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    Import saidI should have been born a dolphin.
    Christ! icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:53 AM GMT
    Import saidI should have been born a dolphin.


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    Nov 15, 2013 4:41 AM GMT
    The Sixties were my era and in a lot of ways I never left them, so I can relate both to your musical interests and fashion. I don't look, dress or do most of the things I did then except for listening to the music and rolling a joint now and then. That said, if I could go back there and stay there forever, I would. They were truly magical times for me. Still, I'm not *totally* stuck in the Sixties culturally. I love a lot of current music (mostly rock). Many my age say "they don't make music like they used to." I don't disagree but think a lot of current stuff is WAY better.

    As for feeling I wasn't born in the right era, yeah, well, I don't feel like I was born on the right planet! But a lot of that has to do with contemporary society in general. As a kid growing up I had a fascination with ancient cultures, particularly Egypt, Greece and to a laser extent, Rome. There's something about the idea of living in a world where *everything* is made by human hands that really appeals to me. Monumental architecture is also a big plus. Doing without refrigeration (no ice or ice cream!), indoor plumbing and something more than a lamp or candle to read by after dark, not so much. icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 15, 2013 4:54 AM GMT
    You're on a different road
    I'm in the Milky Way
    You want me down on earth
    But I am up in space

    You're so damn hard to please
    We gotta kill this switch
    You're from the 70's
    But I'm a 90's bitch
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    Nov 15, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    My brother tells me "The trouble with you is that you were born 500 to a million years after your time."
    He may be right.
    BTW, OP, awesome 'fro.
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    Nov 15, 2013 5:57 AM GMT
    Alexander the Great would be my period providing i could take my deodorant?
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    Nov 15, 2013 6:07 AM GMT
    nope, i think its just you.
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    Nov 15, 2013 6:30 AM GMT
    Well, that's just natural because we seem to be in some no-talent electronic pre-set void where nothing is happening with music. They happen from time to time.

    BTW: I was at a Cab Calloway concert not long ago... shit. Was that really 30 years? He toured with Count Basie's Orchestra to fill their contract gigs after Basie died.
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    Nov 15, 2013 8:34 AM GMT
    No but if I had of been born in the 1980s.90s. Thus I would of missed the Gay Plague Era, and the devastating effect its had on my psyche.
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    Nov 15, 2013 8:46 AM GMT
    CopperDevil saidAll my life i've been in love with things outside my time frame. When i was a child i listened to the mamas and the papas constantly, James brown, Janis Joplin, Bette midler, Mama Cass, Ofra Haza, Stevie Nicks, Gerard Mcmann .... the list goes on and on. in my teen years i looked like somewhat of a tribal gypsy, while everyone was out buying skinny jeans i bought flares. While everyone wanted to flatiron their hair and look emo or scene i embrace having full fluffy curly hair. When people wanted to do the fashion forward look ( think lady gaga, chris brown ect) I was buying ancient tribal gypsy jewelry and north african berber necklaces and belts.


    I also LOVE 90's stuff, ripped jeans, flannel, the shows, all of it,

    Anyone ever feel like you were born at the wrong time or dont really embrace this era's style ?


    It's quite possible that were you born in an era you think you prefer now, you would be pining after some previous era. The mystique of these things would be gone if you were constantly surrounded by it.

    I like to use past eras as stylistic references for my own, but recognize that ultimately, it is the interest in individuality that drives many of the things I like, i.e. liking the things that I decide to like as opposed to liking what everyone else likes. Being in this state, I will always be apart from the crowd, now ten years ago or forty years into the future.



    ...having said that I must say I really preferred music pre-vocal tuning.