Ages Of Musical Success Achievement As Compiled By A 23 Year Old Musician

I was talking with my bud S. Funkee in the building which houses the practice space where I practice. We could hear other bands playing loudly. He said something like, “that’s the sound of a building full of people trying to make it”. We hadn’t made it yet, so he made a list of people who made it and their ages. We are 23. I added a few entries.

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brian eno:
here come the warm jets @ 26

another green world @ 27

john lennon:
please please me @ 23 (wtf fml)

revolver @ 26


the white album @ 28

george harrison:
“something” @ 26

julian casablancas:
is this it @ 23 (fml wtf)

And also this:

arthur russell:
“is it all over my face” & “go bang” @ 29/30
calling out of context material @ 34 (approx.)

Moby:
Play @ 34

mick jagger:
the rolling stones UK (#1 in the UK) @ 21 (FML)
“satisfaction” @ 22 (fml)

“she’s a rainbow” @ 24

exile on main street @ 29

“beast of burden” @ 35

hajime tachibana:
bambi @ 40 (approx.)

robert smith:
“friday i’m in love” @ 33

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charles mingus:
“goodbye pork pie hat” @ 37

r. kelly:
“real talk” @ 40

david byrne:
speaking in tongues @ 31

david bowie:
hunky dory @ 24

young americans @ 28

michael jackson:
“wanna be startin’ something” @ 24 (?!)

giorgio moroder:
“push it to the limit” @ 43

iggy pop:
the idiot @ 30

beck:
odelay @ 26

midnite vultures @ 29

publicly acknowledged as a scientologist @ 35
dieter moebius (of cluster):
zuckerzeit @ 30

damo suzuki (of can):
future days @ 23 (fml)…but:

michael karoli (of can) & holger czukay (of can) & irmin schmidt (of can) & jaki liebzeit:
future days @ 26 / 36 / 37 / 35 —- (Considerably Less FML)
graham massey (of 808 state):
90 @ 29

prince:
“raspberry beret” @ 27

bob dylan:
the times they are a-changin’ @ 23 (WTF)


blonde on blonde @ 25 (fml)


ariel pink:
the doldrums @ 21 (wtf)

bob marley:
“waiting in vain” @ 32

lenny kravitz:
“it ain’t over til it’s over” @ 27

Alex Chilton:
“The Letter” (w/ The Box Tops) @ 16 (WTF)

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One Comment

  1. Hephzibaaaaaaaaaah
    Posted May 27, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    i have a tendency to think this way too, comparing my successes to other ppls but each person has their process. youre 23 so your brain is still growing. you have wonderful influences, so dont lose hope. its hard to keep an open mind and be sure of your art when fashions are changing so rapidly, etc. but you can always lie about when you created works to seem precocious. stay positive, stay confident>! much love


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