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LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

Date: Jul 26 2010

Themes: Alternative, Music

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives

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James Murphy, the brains behind LCD Soundsystem, has been in bands since he was 12 years old. He’s 40 now, and he still hasn’t lost his edge, even though he wrote a song about doing just that back in 2002.

LCD Soundsystem’s songs combine dance, rock, and punk music. Their newest album, This Is It, made it to the top ten charts. Jeff recently saw LCD Soundsystem perform live. Listen to him tell Devan about the show.

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Devan

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Jeff:  What’s up with James Murphy’s brainchild, LCD Soundsystem?

Devan:  Oh, I love them. You know, it’s this dance music project of this guy who…he’s forty now, and he has all these young kids just eating up what he’s selling, and a lot of his songs are about being middle aged and like going through that crisis of being in your late thirties/early forties and feeling like he’s losing his edge to kids that are younger and cooler. But yet these are the same kids that are putting him on the top ten music charts.

Jeff:  I actually just saw LCD Soundsystem last Saturday. It was pretty interesting.

Devan:  Does he still put on a pretty energetic live show even though he’s a little bit older?

Jeff:  I thought it was great. The crowd was interesting. A bunch of hipsters there, you know, the whole thing, tight pants, flashy shoes. It’s kind of a different experience to see a large venue like that sold out. I think he’s doing pretty well for himself.

Devan:  He still has his edge. He’s still pretty hip.

 

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Devan loves the band LCD Soundsystem. Even though James Murphy, who created the band, is 40, a lot of young hipsters think he’s cool. Even though he has a song called “Losing Your Edge,” about getting older and feeling uncool, he still hasn’t lost his edge.

Jeff saw LCD Soundsystem perform live, and he was impressed. The show was sold out. Everyone in the crowd was doing their best to look cool. Jeff thought James Murphy put on a fun and exciting show.

Do you think you will lose your edge when you get older? Do you know anyone who is still edgy despite his or her age?

 

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alqaadi

Saudi Arabia

hi my name is hamza I would gave me information to english plase hlep me I love languag english

05:45 AM Nov 27 2013 |

tecsroc

tecsroc

Mexico

lcd soundsystem… = ) good.

12:45 AM Jun 07 2011 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Oh no! I always say to my friends I'm like wine…how much older,better ;) hehe

It's sure I feel much better now with my 36 than when I was 26 or less :)

12:01 AM Aug 05 2010 |

Theumos

Greece

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09:37 PM Jul 28 2010 |

Holmes nash phil

Malawi

That man is great even he is 40 but he is really good..thanks mr man kept up we love you.

10:06 PM Jul 26 2010 |

Holmes nash phil

Malawi

That man is great even he is 40 but he is really good..thanks mr man kept up we love you.

10:05 PM Jul 26 2010 |

ciberd7

ciberd7

Brazil

That man is a great person, even though he´s 40 years old. I think everyone can be edgy in any time. If you´re getting older, you must study, listen to new musics and be conected with news, so you´re never gonna lose your style and cool. 

 

08:58 PM Jul 26 2010 |

Yara123

Yara123

Saudi Arabia

great lesson .. Mariah Carey is edgy too.

She stills great singer but has more struggles with her voice .. 

Love You MC </3 

06:55 PM Jul 26 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

i like LCD Soundsystem

03:47 PM Jul 26 2010 |

Snazz De

Snazz De

United Kingdom

really cool band 

02:30 PM Jul 26 2010 |

rebel lee

rebel lee

China

I am only 25 years old now, and I just have been working for about 2 years. But I have already felt that I wasn’t the same person as two years age. I am much more mature now. I think in different ways, I wear different style of clothes.
I used to play guitar and do sports, but I do not do that kinds of things anymore.So, maybe you can see I have already lost my edge. But I have a dream, I am working on it with my enthusiasm.

02:05 PM Jul 26 2010 |

Barzay

Barzay

Peru

iron maiden is still edgy, after 30 years.

01:53 PM Jul 26 2010 |

andee1

andee1

China

yes i do. i have gradually lost my edge though i am just 30 years old.

12:22 PM Jul 26 2010 |

Olga_Alina

Germany

Madonna still edgy too.

07:26 AM Jul 26 2010 |

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