Living vicariously

You know how in high school it sometimes felt like you were living a scene out of your favorite high school movie? You got a sweet haircut like Rachel Leigh Cook in “She’s All That” and all of a sudden the captain of the soccer team was interested in you, or you went to a party in the woods with a car trunk full of beer? (ALWAYS wanted that to happen! But high schools of the ’70s, man. They were something else.) News flash: the same thing happens in the adult world, but it’s not as exciting. At the moment, I feel like I’m living this article. I won’t get into it because it’s personal, but it’s eerie how certain conversations I’ve had this week mirror things said or sentiments expressed by the 20-somethings interviewed by this article. If you haven’t already read it, I highly recommend it. Took me a little while to wrap my head around it, just because I resent when older generations try to pass judgment on people my age or contemporary social/technological/etc. phenomena. But this woman knows what she’s talking about. Basically, it’s about how a lot of people my age are taking longer to settle down and find stable jobs. Many twenty-somethings are also moving home to live with their parents, or going to grad school, or finding internships. All these basically serve to stave off oncoming “adulthood,” defined traditionally. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. It means that more people will find what they want to do and who they want to be with and be less likely to change jobs or get divorced. Still, though, it can be frustrating.

Here’s to the end of a difficult week. Who’s seeing Ratatat on Saturday? Me!

1. El Guincho- FM Tan Sexy

2. Tamaryn- Love Fade

3. Mystery Jets – Dreaming of Another World

4. Menomena- TAOS

5. Hockey- Too Fake

6. Pete Yorn- Precious Stone

7. The Sadies- Another Year Again

8. Black Mountain- Hair Song

9. Hesta Prynn ft. Tim Harrington- Easy Bear

10. The White Stripes- Blue Orchid

11. Devendra Banhart- 16th and Valencia Roxy Music

12. Neva Dinova and Bright Eyes- Rollerskating

13. Phosphorescent- Mermaid Parade

14. Janelle Monae- Cold War (Wondamix)

15. Big Boi- Shutterbugg

16. Free Energy- Bang Pop (Fool’s Gold Remix)

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