fileg (fileg) wrote,

sxsw / age meme

Lee sent me this from a SxSW report (I am afraid I don't know whose, but I envy them greatly)

March 20, 6:16 p.m.
Four days into an exhausting but ever-rewarding festival, a stroll past a Mexican restaurant brings one of those happy accidents that only seem to happen at SXSW: In a corner of the restaurant's patio, Robyn Hitchcock, John Wesley Harding, and Ken Stringfellow stand wielding acoustic guitars and no microphones. For half an hour, they perform a mesmerizing set that includes The Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," Prince's "U Got The Look," and a sublime rendition of The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset." Perfect.

A perspective on my age (with personal additions)
from this site

49 at the time of 9-11

47 on the first day of Y2K
42 at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
40 at the time of the 93 bombing of the World Trade Center
38 when Operation Desert Storm began
37 during the fall of the Berlin Wall
33 when the space shuttle Challenger exploded
**32 when I owned my first Macintosh
31 when Apple introduced the Macintosh
30 during Sally Ride's travel in space
**28 when John Lennon was shot
27 years old at the time the Iran hostage crisis began
**25 when the Silmarillion was published
**24 when Star Wars opened
23 on the U.S.'s bicentennial Fourth of July
**24 end of the Vietnam War
21 when President Nixon left office
**20 when Tolkien Died
19 when Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot
**17 Woodstock Music Festival
(On my 17th Birthday, which is why I was not there - by the time we had cake with my family, we got caught in the traffic and had to come back)
16 years old at the time the first man stepped on the moon
15 years old when Martin Luther King Jr and RFK were assassinated
**15 when Grissom, Chaffe and White died in Apollo 1
**14 first Star Trek episode was televised
12 during the Watts riot
11 at the time President Kennedy was assassinated
**11 when The Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show
**11 Whne I first read Lord Of The Rings
**11 when Valentina Tereshkova went up in Vostok 6
** 10 when Alan Shepherd went up in Friendship 7 and
**9 when Yuri Gagarin went up in Vostock 1
**9 when the Berlin Wall went up
7 when Alaska and Hawaii were admitted as states
**6 when Buddy Holly died
5 when the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1 was launched
**2 when The Lord of the Rings was published
not yet 1 year old at the end of the Korean War
**not yet 1 for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

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