When I was younger we used to call a band, a group although I am old enough to remember when a band or group might have been introduced on the wireless or black and white television as a popular beat combo.
We used to have men dressed in dinner jackets just to read the news on the wireless with correct received pronunciation accents unlike the modern version where all the youngish presenters on television and on the advertisement are all speaking with the awful multicultural London accent.
Us older folk are still writing in long hand on Facebook while the younger generation are posting videos of people falling down stairs and other mishaps with people damaging themselves which it seems is funny and amusing to them.
I was reminded of the difference between the generations when I came across the popular beat combo The Blossoms who are apparently an indie band and who all have shoulder length hair which I thought was rather odd.
When I was young I too had shoulder length hair which I wore as I was making a statement that I didn’t want to have a short back and sides like my grandfather.
How strange that we now find the youth of today wearing shoulder length hair exactly like that of their grandfathers whilst I have become older and am sporting a short back and sides just like that of my grandfathers, my how times change.
Although I feel it is a little lacking in imagination to be wearing the hairstyle of your grandfathers I have to say it is a great improvement on the comb over which became fashionable with the youth some few years ago.