We sort of covered "new habits" in another thread, but I keep hearing about that stupid study where supposedly you stop being interested in new music at 33.
Maybe it's because music is one of my main hobbies, but this is definitely not true. I'd say my new pop tastes tend toward the nostalgic (anything synthy, new-wavey, video-gamey) but Zazen Boys
are one of my favorite bands and I didn't even hear of them until my mid 30s. Plus I spend a lot of time digging into older classic rock and new wave and stuff that I missed the first time around rather than ever just listening to my favorites endlessly.
I keep pretty up to date on metal and I enjoy newer metal that doesn't sound like things I already like. My passion for completely ignorant slam metal is new and real.
I actually think it's easy to continually pick up favorite movies and TV shows (Drive came out when I was 36 and I watch it monthly) but I wonder if it's normal to develop tastes for a whole new genre! I was younger than 33 but still a grown adult when I developed my true and abiding interest in the Step Up / Drumline spectrum of dance and dance-metaphor battle films as well as losing my taste for ACTUAL battlefilms (like Braveheart) almost entirely.
So does this count as a continually developing palate or is this just a prismatic view of regular old nostalgia? LIke Drive is a pretty 80s-leaning and Drumline and Step Up are basically just endless reimaginings of the Karate Kid and Breakin'.
Listen, just tell me if I get the points or not.