I'm not against looking to the past for inspiration, or even just to remind myself of what fun I used to have, but when people tell me the old days were better days (regardless of when the good old days were) I generally want to switch off and mess up their comb-over.
We are living in remarkable times and it's way too easy not to appreciate what's happening whilst it's happening. Why wait 20 years? How lucky most of the people who read my blog are to be working in the area they do when things are so exciting. Like David Bailey in the 60's, Tony Wilson in the 70's, Paul Morely in the 80s (and all the other people who were in the right place when things were so good) it's up to you and me to define ourselves by taking advantage of the brilliance that surrounds us. They were great people, and they were great times but for me teetering on tomorrow; this is the greatest time to be alive.