Thursday, May 21, 2009

Culturise thyselves!!

Today I was hit in the face with reality: I'm old. No, seriously, I'm 24, but I'm already old. I needed to get to a doctor's appointment and the train wouldn't come, so I had to fly out of the train station and I hailed, what now is, the most expensive taxi ride I ever took... Why, you ask? Why did I have to get on a  taxi and not ride a bus? Because there was the most ridiculous traffic ever and I was already late.

We din't realy know why we had to come to a halt every other 10 meters....the taxi driver kept promising that past Pueyrredón Av it would be fine and we would speed up, but we never did. Why? I was wondering the exact same thing, until suddenly I vagely remembered hearing about a band that was playing at River Stadium tonight. So who was playing? JONAS BROTHERS.




Yes, readers, I amit it, I have heard the name before, as in I have heard those two words in a sentence... but I just couldn't think of a song I knew they played, or really even picture them in my mind. Judging from the isnanity vibe and screams coming in from River Stadium (2km away) there must be thousands of teenage girls who do know them. You would not believe their screams every 15 seconds or so, carried by the wind into my room.

So who are the? Are this generation's Hanson Brothers? Are they the next Back Street Boys?? I wish I had a 14 year-old reader to explain all this to me and make me feel like I'm not really that old just yet...



To hear more songs by Jonas Brothers (and realise it's not spelt "Jona's" like I thought at first) visit their Official Youtube Channel.

7 comments:

Brett said...

They're creations of Disney, they don't have much radio airplay here in the states. Neither does Miley Cyrus. A little bit, but not too much. Disney markets them perfectly to the tween and early teen crowd though and they are making huge amounts of money.

I'd say they're much less mainstream than Hanson or Backstreet Boys were.

Soledad said...

Call my sis... she can fill u in with some things.... she actually was there last night.... feel so old!

Cris said...

Come by my place: Anita will fill you in!! LOL
Speak of feeling old... try having a twelve-year-old at home...
EXCELLENT POST!!

Mary Loneliness said...

Te explico mi vida, tu amiga era la encargada de comprar las entradas para este bendito recital, cuestión que las mismas se agotaron y por más que movió cielo y tierra para compensar a su sobrina no pudo. Ayer, un divino mensaje a las 9 AM me despertó: "Me quiero pegar un tiro"... sí, la divina de mi sobrina haciendome sentir cada vez peor por no llevarla a ver a los hanson, así estuvo toda la mañana... cómo le explicás que ya se le va a pasar, que no es tan grave, que hay cosas peores, que todas hemos tenido algún que otro fanatismo por los hanson pero que en el fondo pasado mañana van a dejar de existir... Cómo le explicás el efecto mambrú o bandana!!! desde cuando estos personajes se volvieron tan relevantes para la historia del rock my gosh.

Ben said...

I tell ya, theres nothing like working with 17-19 year olds to make you feel old at 24! I don't know a lot of these bands they listen to-kids and their music eh? :p

Brett said...

Funny to see these comments only a few weeks later, because Miley Cyrus has a new song that seems to be played 24-hours on the radio now!

Petits détails said...

OMG Brett! I just googled Miley Cyrus and she was born in 1992!!! WTH!!