I ain’t as young as I once was….I ain’t as old as I’ll ever be.
Ageism – stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This may be casual or systematic.
This word and definition is a basic description of what has happened to the music I grew up with…..although the terminology is not quite as direct.
The music I so fondly am referring to is not classified as a genre such as rock or rap.
It was at one time……
But that time was long ago and is long gone.
Now the proper way to reference it is a subtle…..
YET QUITE OBVIOUS
form of ageism.
It is systematically making me feel uncasual about my age.
I’m not getting old…..
I’m old school…..
I’m clumped into a decade that has decayed.
The hair bands all have receding hair lines.
The gangsta rappers who fought the power are now media moguls and moviestars.
And, I’m here stuck with assless chaps, a big clock necklace, boombox, and enough spandex and aqua net to start a worthless revolution.
Yeah…well…we all want to change the world.
Being labeled is wrong.
I will not stand for it.
It’s time for my afternoon nap.