Powers said he realized the love affair, which began in 1979 when his brother introduced him to the first Van Halen album, was over Saturday. While preparing spaghetti at his home, Powers chose silence over a TV On The Radio album his friend had burned him.
“Last week, my buddy went to see this band, but I just didn’t feel like going out that night,” Powers said. “I started to listen to their album, and even though it really seemed like my type of music?well, I didn’t know any of the songs. I was just about to put Beck on when I realized that I’d rather be alone with my thoughts.'” —Lifelong Love Affair With Music Ends At Age 35 (The Onion (will expire))
I can’t say I ever had a love affair with music. I recognize music is a huge part of the psyches of many of the young people whom I teach, but I generally prefer to spend my time and energy in other ways.
I am 35, by the way.