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thenewgreen  ·  2420 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lemmy

Thanks for sharing that memory. I only know a handful of Motörhead songs and I would like to dive in deeper. What's a good starting point? Also, there are a number of 50-something year olds on Hubski. One of my favorite aspects of Hubski is that 60 year olds, 30 year olds and 16 year olds can all converse in a thread and often I'd have no idea who is which. Age -more often than not, is meaningless.





goobster  ·  2420 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The seminal Motorhead album is, and always will be, the Ace of Spades. It can sound a bit timid in the era of Slipknot, but there would be no Slipknot/Metallica/Guns N Roses, etc, without Ace of Spades. Those kids grew up listening to this album.

If you go from Ace of Spades to Orgasmatron, you skip over a lot of Motorhead weirdness, and can hear how the sound stayed the same, but matured at the same time.

Then I'd suggest watching the movie about Lemmy, "49% Motherfker. 51% Son of a Bitch." It looks at the man, his life story, the musical path he invented, and the people influenced by him.

If you aren't a fan by then (and buying all the albums), then there isn't much more I can do for ya. :-)

As far as my age goes... yeah, I know age is a construct, but it's also a perspective. And with so many Hubskers recounting their 2015 goals and including "get A's in X class" or "get 2200 on my SATs", I feel really old. Fuck, I have zero idea what grade I got in any class, much less the SATs, and nobody out here in the world gives a shit, either. That's some high school shit, right there, and two years out in the world, nobody will care.

So age is more of a perspective than a meaningless construct. Priorities change. Some opinions mellow, and others become ossified. Agility is less respected, while quietness is something to achieve.

So age does divide us, in a way. It's things like Hubski that grab the edges of that Grand Canyon of a divide, and drag the sides together so we all feel connected and on some common ground. It's part of what I am learning to love about this place... less pedantic grandstanding, and more conversation.

Like this! Whee! :)

kleinbl00  ·  2420 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So far as I know, the SAT has been recentered four times since you took it, the ACT at least twice. Even if you knew, you woudn't know.

thenewgreen  ·  2420 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree with all of that, but one thing I'd say is that while society may not care after two years in the "real world" about your SAT score, successes and accomplishments have momentum. This momentum carries. I read your comment about being laid off this year after a career of successes. I had a similar experience this year too. Despite being a top performer for a fortune 50 company, for six years straight, I was in danger of being let go. Instead of facing that I interviewed and eventually found a new position. The one position I wanted most was for a one of the most highly regarded medical device companies in the world. They passed on me for someone with more industry experience. -this is literally the first time in 10 years I've not gotten a job I was excited about. I didn't have trouble finding another option, im in sales and a good salesperson can find a job pretty quickly, but I wanted that job.

Fast forward three months and now they're trying to hire me away from my current company. -you never know how the chips will fall.

I have a startup I'm working on and the job I took gives me a TON of free time to pursue it. I think it worked out the way that was best for me long term. Good luck with your career as well. Also, youngski's, the SAT's do matter, but perhaps not in the way or to the degree in which you think.

Enjoy the journey!

I look forward to checking out that Lemmy Documentary!

goobster  ·  2398 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Had to post a followup to this conversation after yesterday's bizarre day at work...

    The one position I wanted most was for a one of the most highly regarded medical device companies in the world. They passed on me for someone with more industry experience. -this is literally the first time in 10 years I've not gotten a job I was excited about. I didn't have trouble finding another option, im in sales and a good salesperson can find a job pretty quickly, but I wanted that job.

I was laid off suddenly, early 2015.

I did my research, found the company I wanted to work for, found the position that I wanted, applied for it, and was called in. In total - phone meetings, in person meetings, writing on-the-spot content on spec - I spent about 10 hours interviewing. Everyone was seriously jazzed about me, and was looking forward to working with me.

I went home fully expecting an offer that Friday. On Wednesday the next week I called and asked what was up, and they said they, "were continuing our search for the right candidate" and wished me luck on my search.

It totally destroyed me, because this was the FIRST TIME in my life that I had interviewed for a job and NOT gotten it.

Flash forward to yesterday.

Bunch of new people start at the SaaS company I am doing contract writing for. I get introduced to one of them and he and I do the RCA Victor dog head-tilt thing at each other... "... hang on... we know each other..."

BAM. This was the guy that didn't hire me last year! The guy that crushed my spirit and sent me into a month-long spiral of crushing self-doubt!

He turns to the guy that is introducing us and says, "Man, this is the guy right here. I wanted to hire this guy so bad!" turns to me "but some political shit got in the way... we'll talk about it some time over lunch!"

He extends his hand, gives me a hearty handshake, and comments how lucky he is to have a second chance to work with me.

Jaw. Floor. BAM.

Completely altered my world.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go have lunch with a dude and get into some conversation with him....

So yeah. You are right. You never know!

goobster  ·  2420 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh man... that is an excellent perspective! You are right. Accomplishments can snowball and help someone build confidence that they otherwise might not have had.

Solid point. Thanks for expressing it.

user-inactivated  ·  2420 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was a freshman in high school when I first heard Ace of Spades. Been a metal head ever since.