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Tonight at White River ampetheater, Iron Maiden is playing a show.Ā Iron Maiden was to 80ās metal what Metallica was to 90ās metal; the kings of it.Ā While their music might endure, we all willingly choose to forget the yellow spandex pants and sparkly chain- mail vests, just like we do with Motley Crue and Ozzy.Ā Fashion statements aside, people arenāt embarrassed to say they like these bands.Ā For one reason or another theyāve all endured.Ā Hell, for the last 10 years, Hollywood has bet the house that youāre willing to acknowledge your guilty pleasures, with remakes of the āA- Team, āTransformersā, āG.I. Joeā, āThe Dukes of Hazzardā, āStarsky and Hutchā, etc, etc.Ā Theyāre currently filming a āSmurfsā movieā¦ the hope being that somehow, some way, you still think theyāre coolā¦ or have convinced yourself that they were ever cool.Ā Guess weāll find out.Ā Then there are those people who drive around in their 1971 Volkswagen Beetles or their El Cominos.Ā Itās not that they couldnāt afford a new car, itās that for the last 40 years they havenāt found a vehicle they like more. And then thereās those people like myself, who love music but prefer to hear it on vinyl.Ā Yea, yea, yea, CDās and MP3ās are all the rage, but for my money you canāt beat vinylā¦ but we all have that thing that we hold onto, in spite of all the upgrades and technological advances around us.Ā That is the crux of todayās question:Ā TIMES HAVE CHANGED BUT YOU HAVENāT; WHAT DO YOU STILL THINK IS COOL?
Well, I already pointed out my love of vinyl, but then again, Iām the guy who still writes checks, as opposed to paying them on- line, but Iām just like that.
Rushā¦ the band that tows the line between solid rock and nerd rock.Ā We compared them to a hybrid car; sometimes you wanna put the pedal on the floor and sometimes you just wanna cruise clean.
Limp Bizkitā¦ were they EVER cool or just accepted?
Baseball cardsā¦ baseball cards used to be all the rage.Ā I donāt know what ever happened to them.
Film camerasā¦ the rise of the digital camera has eliminated a fantastic place to hide weed- the film canister
Burlap ponchosā¦ if I could avoid the overwhelming ridicule, Iād still wear one.
Old cartoonsā¦ Iāll watch Bugs Bunny any day
Hacky sackā¦ HIPPIE!Ā I donāt know if Iād enjoy hacky sack or not as Iām too uncoordinated to actually do it effectively
Star Warsā¦ yes, he meantĀ the original three movies, and I canāt argue that.Ā Yes, Iām a nerd, so suck it!
Broadcast radioā¦ naturally, we agree
Rubics Cubesā¦ I f**king hated those things, and only because I NEVER solved it, and thatās why I hated and continue to hate it
The Muppet Showā¦ one of the greatest shows ever
Women who wear panty hoseā¦ the only women who seem to wear panty hose these days (flesh colored, not the decorative ones) are old women covering their age spotsā¦ and we thank them.
Chuck Noris movies from the ā80ās.
Vanilla Iceā¦ are there words?
OK, gotta run.Ā Tuesday nights = trivia nights, which = terrible Wednesday morning hangovers.Ā Youād think Iād have learned my lesson by now, but not so much.Ā Iām sure Iāll bitch all about it tomorrow.Ā Canāt wait!
Until tomorrow, run to the hills and STAY BEAUTIFUL!ā