Waaaay back when my whole class at junior school had a “music class” (which was part recorder lesson and part music appreciation), we had a cool teacher (Mr Downham) who at one stage mentioned a theory of his that music styles would repeat themselves, and that perhaps one day we would be listening to the latest thing music which would actually be some form of baroque or other classical style.
Its something that’s stuck in my mind for some reason, and through out my life I’ve often noticed when the “latest style” has had some similarity to older music. Generally its a re-take on some mainstream style/trend from a while ago, but I was just listening to a playlist of mine in WMP10 and started thinking, “hey, I don’t remember adding my mod files to this collection” (and by mod files I mean mod/s3m/it and other such files)… So I looked at the playlist and I found out that it was playing “Parade of the Athletes” by DJ Tiësto…
Certain bits of the songs just reminded me of the old “chip” mods from an AGE ago, and (I think) some of the stuff by Future Crew… (Not sure if I’m getting my demo groups mixed up) Anyway, I kinda missed those times with the old 8bit sound cards (or simply just the PC speaker) and the excitement of finding out so many new and cool things. Using usenet to read up on the latest “scene” news and finding demos that did amazing things on my little PC that I didn’t think were possible with just a 5kb executable. I still have a part of me that wants to go to one of the “demo scene” competitions (I’m not even sure if they still exist).
I do remember one local demo group from durbs(? I think they were called Asphyxia) who put out some awesome Turbo Pascal tutorials which got me interested in assembly and 3D graphics… I even ended up helping some guys at school learn trig and other fun maths concepts using their 3D tuts. Oh, the good old days… 🙂