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Had a random discussion with my friend the other day and I wonder if anyone else feels the same. We're the same age there abouts, and we were talking about the fact that 10 years ago doesn't seem a long time ago.

I'll put it this way. 2007 seems a blink of an eye away, I was on these forums. I have shows recorded from Scott that I actually remember listening to. I remember going certain places and doing things. Yet back then, 1997 seemed an eternity away. Granted in '97 I was 9 years old. But things seem to fly by, anything post 2010 has just moudled into one big blurr.

Back in 2007 big world events like the millenium and September 11th seemed an eternity ago. Yet there's more distance between 2007 and now, than 2007 and things like that. I'm probably just old.


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I'm afraid I would concur with your last sentence: you're probably just old.

Think of it this way: for a fifty year old, one year is just one fiftieth of their life. 2 per cent. For a 10 year old, the same amount of time is a tenth of their time on this planet. 

If we agree that time and memories are relative, it's only natural that our perception of time seems off.

I certainly agree though, it's odd and scary to think back and realise that recent memories were actually 10 years ago.

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There's not been much of a massive advance with the world between the last 10 years compared 1997 to 2007 i think too. Broadband internet was around then, smartphones had just started to come through. Even many artists who are making music today (Adele, Justin Timberlake etc) seem to still be at the top of their game.

 

Compare technology between 97 and 07, a massive leap. Artists like Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Stereophonics etc had faded by 2007 or completley finished. The idea of a mobile phone in 97 was a housebrick, the ideas and technology from 10 years ago you can still see today.


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Radio 1 yesterday played Spiller and Sophie Ellis Bexter which was Number 1 a whole 17 years ago. That feels like it could have been out just a few years ago, yet it's considerably a long time ago. It's crazy.


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15 hours ago, Jono said:

Radio 1 yesterday played Spiller and Sophie Ellis Bexter which was Number 1 a whole 17 years ago. That feels like it could have been out just a few years ago, yet it's considerably a long time ago. It's crazy.


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It's a top track, I can't believe Radio 1 played that in recent times! I thought the last time that could of been aired, was maybe on dance anthems (the proper one with Dave Pearce). You have to relalize that the majority of R1's target audience wern't even born when that came out.

I remember the big fuss when that got to number 1, infact I was listening to Mark Goodier that very afternoon in the summer and remember doing so. Everyone expected True Steppers + Dane Bowers + Victoria Beckham - Out of your mind to get the top spot, but Spiller beat them to it. It launched Sophie Ellis-Bextor's career and she's still getting her new tracks played on Radio 2.

Radio 1 can do that still I guess though, hence why I love the 10 min takeover. Everyone requests older tracks. About 2 or 3 years ago Greg played DK and Epsilon - Barcelona on there. Said he couldn't remember it, he must of had his head in the sand in 2003 as it was everywhere that summer. I have old Mark & Lard shows recorded from then and it's on there.

 

Some girl I know who's my age shared a bacefook post of her's from 2011 today. Not that 2011 was a long time ago in my eyes. But the instant I saw that, I imagined how I'd feel if I shared something from 2001 at the start of 2007, it would of felt an age ago to me.


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