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tracks magazine. monty webber. writer.

Issue October 2012.

Vol 10 of 12 (so many .. )

Do you suffer from decade envy?

Written by Monty Webber.

The grass is always greener in someone else’s era.


They come at you like a WRX on high-beam.

Line 4 .. ” rose-tinted glasses ” .. {bang}


Mr Monty Webber has written an essay from a position of outstanding altitude. Like all Generalists, his writing is best done looking down upon those he is writing about. All those hundreds of thousands of people and they are always down there. Teeming away in doubt and confusion.

Mr Webber though is only a novice in a very stylish field – the Great Philosophers had quality visions that encompassed the the doings of everyone on this earth. They could see all the ant mounds and from their bedroom windows. Check with Oscar Wilde on that, and Socrates was still on the phone doing interviews as the hemlock crept it’s load of poison up from his toes and towards his throat.

Mr Webber sees the good and bad of romanticising the long past periods of time in his essay; “the hankering for what is out of reach”, “the nostalgia”, “the re-living of the headspace” and the  “not living in the times” – Then there is a glimpse of a dark future. Clearly seen.

The future for those of us who live in these rose-tinted headspaces is not good, because “as the world continues to collapse” there will be more of us, and you know what that means don’t you .. you in your huddled masses

– more longboarders.

This is a big essay here. Mr Webber covers the 7 Pillars of Wisdom nice an’ easy and whaddyaknow here comes another hand-me-down somebody dug out of Luke Kennedy’s cold dead grave of phrases, and spun over to Monty’s desk. Who didn’t duck.

Para: 8, yep, it’s a big essay.

216 years ago Dick Cumberland wrote a play called The Days of Yore. This was immediately voted in by a lot of serfs to be the best three words ever to describe ‘ In Olden Times. ‘

216 years later Monty Webber is using the same three words to open a new onslaught paragraph. And it becomes deeply personal here – because he is talking  about me  – without asking.

Let’s walk into it.

” Some pine for the days of yore and riding old-style longboards, when surfing was not so competitive and just about having fun with ya mates.”

Outstanding observation that, particularly for a bloke who was two years old at the time – coupla things though –

I am olden times Monty Webber, and if you don’t believe me so ask Carroll, or Nettle, or Shearstone Shearwater Shearer. All good men but none of them trustworthy about sultry women and strong liquor.

Better still ask your fairer brother – even better, check here, said brother’s website.

You should stick with the movies sport.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. “Back in the day..” was always my favorite…

    September 20, 2012
    • davo's liver #

      You mean like before the leash?

      September 20, 2012
  2. sjh #

    like ” back in the day” that i actually no very little about

    September 20, 2012
    • how does someone get to talk about back in the day when they were never there …

      September 20, 2012
      • sjh #

        exrrrrrrrracllly her Bowes

        September 21, 2012
  3. SjH #

    This, was always a favourite re-read

    May 12, 2013

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