Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Regarding my youth...

Lately I've received many comments on my age from people. Most people don't believe that someone so young could have as much rare and interesting music that I do. I'm quite lucky to know where I can find this music, and have several friends and acquaintances who are older than myself to provide this music to myself and to many other people. All I do is put it on YouTube.

I'm well aware based on the stats that YouTube compiles that most of the viewers of my channel are in the age range from 45-55. That makes sense, given most of my videos are of Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy, two bands that were prominent in the 1970s. If we go back to that decade, most of my viewers would of been about my age in the 1970s. (I turned 24 on December 16.)

Occasionally I get a few comments from smartasses that try to use my youth against me. Whether I'm debating something with someone, or someone thinks they can one-up me, so they attempt to put me straight in a really condescending or patronizing tone. I don't like that. I actually hate this more than when people don't read and ask stupid questions. It might be the quickest way to piss me off. Granted I do this sometimes too, but I only do it when the person that makes the comment is an ass about it to begin with AND is 100% wrong. I'm a very situational type of person, the "right thing" varies a lot...whether I mildly correct someone, or bitch someone out. Trust me, I don't have "mood swings" like some people accuse me of having.

Today I got one of those comments. It was sent as a PM regarding my 1978 Black Sabbath audio of "Dirty Women", when Ozzy says Tony is changing his "left leg". Great British humor by Ozzy, as he's referring to Tony Iommi's left-handedness and the guitar being his "leg" he stands on. It's still odd word choice though; a lot of Americans wouldn't get it right away. Not saying Americans are dumb, but it's just not how they think. It's a cultural thing. The gentleman that PMed me about it also has a history of sending me really retarded PMs, so this isn't the first time he ruffled my feathers a bit. It's also not the first time he's mentioned my age in a negative way. This is what he said to me, so you can interpret it:

subject: left leg

ozzy was refering to tony changing his guitar, you should know iommi is left handed, young blacksabfan. happy new year

...He makes it sound like I have no clue what's going on the clip. Nevermind that I posted the fucking thing. That's bad enough, but what is this "young Blacksabfan" bullshit? I don't go around calling people older than me "old soandsoblahblahface". Had this happened only once, I would of just warned him, but based on what his channel comments were, and how he's spoken to me before, this guy is just being a douchebag. "Young Blacksabfan" has a surprise for him...

Here's my reply:

I was very well aware of what was going on in that clip. I know Tony is left handed. Ozzy's word choice was just odd; British humor perhaps. There's no need for the condescending/patronizing tone regarding my youth. In fact, it's probably the thing I hate most. Maybe in a year when I'm a little older you'll get to comment on my videos again.

Happy new year you senile old fart.

Good lesson for you older people. While I value your wisdom and your experiences, take it easy on those younger people. Especially when they act as "the hand that feeds". You know they are the ones that decide what old folks home you end up in.

For the Lizzy fans: The compilations will be posted sometime prior to January 4th. They will be in mp3 format. The second of the two will have 18 songs, and the first isn't quite done yet. I haven't decided if I'm making artwork or not, but I might.

Happy new year.



  1. >For the Lizzy fans: The compilations
    >will be posted sometime prior to January
    >4th. They will be in mp3 format. The
    >second of the two will have 18 songs,
    >and the first isn't quite done yet. I
    >haven't decided if I'm making artwork or
    >not, but I might.


    After I read this lines I feel very fine. I can't wait for it!
    It seems that I am the only one that posts replys, but I think it will change soon.
    I am 35 years old. So I have never seen Phil Lynott on stage, but I am a fan for 15 years or so, and it's not about the age, it is about your love of his and their music (lynott/lizzy)
    Here we are in 2009 and Lizzy is still the one and only band in its style.
    I hope to see and hear a new band, as exciting and giving and extreme as lizzy, but I don't even know if I would recognise this band.

    Have fun and "good health"


  2. Hey, just letting you know you've got a whole bunch of people who are very thankful for putting all this footage online (and provinding extra information in the video description).

    I'm 21 years old, discovered Sabbath about 5 years ago, and honestly, they are joy to listen to, even when their performance is below standard.
    Also, I appreciate Sabbath in all its incarnations (loads of singers), which you obviously do too.
    There's a few people putting up bootlegs of sabbath, but you're a goldmine! and thanks for the bootlegs of thin lizzy aswell, im getting to properly know them through you.