In “The One Where They All Turn Thirty,” Rachel is upset because she thought she’d have found “The One” by that age, and she doesn’t yet realize that it’s always been Ross.
If you know what I’m talking about, then you’re probably as old as Dave, who turns thirty today.
I’ve known Dave since the summer of 1999, when Penn State, having assigned us to be roommates, exchanged our phone numbers so that we could plan who would bring the stereo and who would bring the tv, etc. IIRC, Dave directed that first conversation towards the subject of musical taste. Here is my reconstruction of it:
C: Hi, I’m Chris. So we’re going to be roommates?
D: Guess so. What kind of music do you like?
C: All kinds I guess. I play a little guitar. I sort of like that band Tool.
C: Hello? Are you still there.
D: Yeah, sorry. I was just thinking of something awful. Do you like Radiohead?
C: Uh…yeah, sure.
D: Have you ever heard of DJ Shadow?
D: DJ Shadow
C: No, I never heard of him.
D: That’s not surprising.
That year I listened to a lot of new-to-me music thanks to Dave, and in honor of that, I put together a little playlist of a few of those tracks. Perhaps they will offer Noise Narc’s readers a slight insight into the mind of Dave G. Feel free to reminisce if you’re old enough.
On the bright side, Dave, while you’re now older than all of the technology featured in this video, the kids actually do a pretty good job of identifying what it had once been useful for: