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Postby Larry B. » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:32 am

In a couple of months I'll be 30. I've been visiting the wide range of JA-related boards since I was about 15 (1999.) I think some of you might have been 30 when I first arrived in this micro-world of ours. I consider myself one of 'the usual suspects' of these boards, even though I haven't been a real part of JA.org, Pete's Circle (is that the name?) and I never visited ANR's first version (I was on team Sonny :hehe: .) Some of the other regulars who are around my age are Hype and JSSD, and I think they came into the picture just one or two years after I did (my memory might be failing me here.)

Anyway, I was wondering what would happen if a few 16 year olds suddenly popped up here. Talking about philosophy, posting dumb shit and/or posting pictures of Perry sharing with us how awesome Perry is, that he's their hero and stuff like that.

I think I'd tell them they're stupid.

No idea why I'm posting this.
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Artemis » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:32 pm

Man, you are getting old! :yikes:

I think you and Hype and JSSD should have an ANR 'Dirty Thirty' party. :lol:


At the moment, I think the youngest is cabangbang at 18.
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Larry B. » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:38 am

Yup, I'm one of the old fucks now.

No idea he/she was 18. Hasn't he/she been around here for ages?
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Artemis » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:03 pm

I'm wrong cabang is 19. I think cabang starting posting when he( i think) was about 14 or somerthing like that. I have a memory of him saying he went to the first Janes's show with his parents or a friend's parents.

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I'm 19 and finally finished with my first semester in college at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. I have two musical projects going right now
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby creep » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:53 pm

us older members have helped raise and mentor these young kids to become the great people they are today....except for larry and jssd of course.
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Larry B. » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:00 pm

:lol:

I think the trio of 27-29 (JSSD, Hype and yours truly) are quite stand up human beings, despite of our interaction with KV, The Creepster and most importantly, Dilla and Paints. If that didn't prepare us for the ups and downs of life, I don't know what will.
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby nausearockpig » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:11 pm

here's an amusing forum thread about how much Jane's Addiction sucks or does not suck.

http://www.electricalaudio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6479&sid=3ffd31e4ae6b2621670acc4efc6af03e
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby perkana » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:20 pm

I was 21 when I came across my first music forum (posted at first on a RHCP forum, we were mostly women, go figure :hehe:). That's going to be 18 years ago. Why are you calling yourself 'middle aged'?. I'm not calling myself that just yet!
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby sinep » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:57 am

Larry B. wrote::lol:

I think the trio of 27-29 (JSSD, Hype and yours truly) are quite stand up human beings, despite of our interaction with KV, The Creepster and most importantly, Dilla and Paints. If that didn't prepare us for the ups and downs of life, I don't know what will.


i'm 26

creep wrote:us older members have helped raise and mentor these young kids to become the great people they are today....except for larry and jssd of course.


you mean a lot to me.
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Hokahey » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:56 pm

I grew up on these boards. I was 20 when I first started posting. I'm 34 now. They've definitely had an influence on my life. Thickened my skin for sure. Influenced my sense of humor. Taught me how to be more logical. Showed me new music and ideas...
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby clickie » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:30 pm

perkana wrote:I was 21 when I came across my first music forum (posted at first on a RHCP forum, we were mostly women, go figure :hehe:). That's going to be 18 years ago. Why are you calling yourself 'middle aged'?. I'm not calling myself that just yet!


I'm thinking once I hit 60 i'll be approaching middle aged..
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Pandemonium » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:52 pm

hokahey wrote:I grew up on these boards. I was 20 when I first started posting. I'm 34 now. They've definitely had an influence on my life. Thickened my skin for sure. Influenced my sense of humor. Taught me how to be more logical. Showed me new music and ideas...


Man, I started out on Usenet newsgroups around late '94 which was about as "anything goes" as you can possibly get on the internet. People would post under their real names, regularly list personal contact info like phone numbers and home addresses. And the flame wars... ah, the epic flame wars.....
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Hype » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:57 am

Perry Ferrel is a classically trained composer and was the conductor of the London Symphony for 3 years.


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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Pure Method » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:21 pm

I definitely came on these boards. First posted when I was 11, pretending to be a father of an 11 year-old kid asking the board whether it was ok to take my 11 year-old son to a Jane's Addiction concert. I showed my dad the responses and he let my then 19 year-old brother take me. That was 10/20/2001 - my brother ended up getting married on 10/20/2012. I then posted pretending to be an 11 year-old pretending to have stolen his dad's password to complain about fans complaining :lol: . No one believed I was 11. :lolol:

And here I am today, about to graduate law school and move to NYC. All thanks to you MFers.
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Larry B. » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:47 pm

Pure Method wrote:I definitely came on these boards. First posted when I was 11, pretending to be a father of an 11 year-old kid asking the board whether it was ok to take my 11 year-old son to a Jane's Addiction concert. I showed my dad the responses and he let my then 19 year-old brother take me. That was 10/20/2001 - my brother ended up getting married on 10/20/2012. I then posted pretending to be an 11 year-old pretending to have stolen his dad's password to complain about fans complaining :lol: . No one believed I was 11. :lolol:

And here I am today, about to graduate law school and move to NYC. All thanks to you MFers.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

This might be the best arrival story.
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby nausearockpig » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:54 pm

Larry B. wrote:
Pure Method wrote:I definitely came on these boards.....(snip) All thanks to you MFers.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

This might be the best arrival story.


it's called cumming Larry, not "arriving"... geez...

btw P.M.. gross dude.... all over your computer??
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby SR » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:06 am

Why is this thread in the suggestion box?
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby SR » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:07 am

Pandemonium wrote:
hokahey wrote:I grew up on these boards. I was 20 when I first started posting. I'm 34 now. They've definitely had an influence on my life. Thickened my skin for sure. Influenced my sense of humor. Taught me how to be more logical. Showed me new music and ideas...


Man, I started out on Usenet newsgroups around late '94 which was about as "anything goes" as you can possibly get on the internet. People would post under their real names, regularly list personal contact info like phone numbers and home addresses. And the flame wars... ah, the epic flame wars.....

To this day I am still unclear as to what a flame war is.
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Larry B. » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:53 am

:sonny:
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Re: JA Boards: A middle-aged perspective

Postby Hokahey » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:57 am

SR wrote:
Pandemonium wrote:
hokahey wrote:I grew up on these boards. I was 20 when I first started posting. I'm 34 now. They've definitely had an influence on my life. Thickened my skin for sure. Influenced my sense of humor. Taught me how to be more logical. Showed me new music and ideas...


Man, I started out on Usenet newsgroups around late '94 which was about as "anything goes" as you can possibly get on the internet. People would post under their real names, regularly list personal contact info like phone numbers and home addresses. And the flame wars... ah, the epic flame wars.....

To this day I am still unclear as to what a flame war is.


Forum fighting.
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