if you recall, a couple of weeks ago i got upset that the kids of UCSB and the staff at the Daily Nexus were ruining their lives because they are neither fighting for their right to party, nor are they properly partying.
the Nexus was kind enough to repost my screed and once it was up there some of the kids replied and called me names. i fought back, as i normally do. but after awhile i got it.
these youngsters were doomed.
they have been raised all wrong, they don’t understand rock music, courage, or life without cell phones: how could they understand Isla Vista?
in my day when a man in I.V. broke up with a woman that he had dated for 2 years, we’d throw a party and invite our three favorite bands (pictured, above). how could they relate to that? they arent even allowed to have one band at their break up party.
and theyre ok with that.
whatever it is that they see when they see us they dont want. and i can understand that. they dont know why we are happy. they dont know how we got here. they dont know how many paths are available to them, and because their role models are former Disney stars and EDM DJs, they rightfully think life is a bunch of baloney.
omg swipe left, bruh!
they say things skip a generation. maybe thats the case for IV too. maybe these kids really do want to study, but they dont want to learn. we wanted to learn. we wanted to live. we wanted to date a different girl every day for a week. we wanted to ingest one different thing a night every day for a month. we wanted to see Janes Addiction and then be them. We wanted to see the Grateful Dead and then be hippies.
we wanted to start newspapers and make poetry books and fight anyone and everyone and dance and kiss and dance and kiss and dance.
these kids want to graduate.
i cannot judge. even though im full of judgement.
they are living in a world we could have never imagined when we were there.
and we lived in one that they dont believe.
we should have a break up party.