This morning began with a conversation with a coworker. I've done my best to paraphrase below: CoWorker: Oh man, can't wait till lunch! I'm running out and grabbing the new Vampire Weekend album BigWoof: Who are they? CW: Seriously!? You don't know? BW: no. Should I? CW: Ohmygod they are amazing. They're sound is awesome and they could be a once in a generation band! BW: Oh, what radio station would I find their songs? CW: Well - they're not really on the radio. BW: Oh. Then who are they like? CW: Kinda like The Shins or Wilco or even Bright Eyes before they got too mainstream. BW: *cricket noises* CW: YOU DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE? BW: No. Should I? CW: DUDE! You're 28! How can you not know these things? BW: Because who really cares? You've spent money on a band I'm sure you'll be sick of in 8-12 months anyway? Now - Am I right that music is ultimately cyclical and paying too much attention to it is pointless. Or is he right that I'm acting like a senior citizen and not really "into the scene"