Oct 1 2008 marks the 20 year anniversary of Barenaked Ladies.
Then! (Well, as close as I can get to Oct 1, 1988 on YouTube):
What people look better after twenty years? Oh. Twenty year old boys.
I'd say Ed has improved the most.
On the other hand, some people don't change over time. This is Jim at last weekend's concert.
This is Jim at the Chicago concert last year:
No, I'm sure he changed his shirt at some time in 2007.
Tyler has obviously stayed clean and not sold his sold to the devil ...
...because if he had, this album cover would have a bald guy on the bottom right and Tyler wouldn't have aged at all.
(That's Tyler throwing an early Terrorist Fist Bump. Part black ... part white ... like Obama. Black from the waist down, baby.)
That guy in the bottom left is Andy, replaced later by Kevin the Pure, Kevin Galahad:
...for a while, Kevin the Cancerous, and now Kevin the Scruffy...
And Tiny the drum tech is peeking out of the corner. (Gary took a number of Tiny photos. I think he was trying to document what a drum tech does.)
I suppose we can hope that since the band is twenty now, it's gone through its terrible twos, its enthusiastic tweens, the sulky dark years, and now its college-age experimentation. Of course, there are those people (and possibly bands) who stop growing when they start experimenting, and they die at forty with all the problems of a twenty-year old.
That would be sad. But I'd be 66 then and probably hard of hearing anyway.