You can tell when you're getting old when...  

rm_James20910 54M
182 posts
9/11/2006 8:33 am

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9/16/2006 8:36 am

You can tell when you're getting old when...

I've been into music my entire life. The CD's in rotation right now include Goldfinger, Blink182, Coldplay, Everclear...lot's of what I would call "Pretty Punk" or alternative. I kind'a figure I know what's what in music.

One of the things that is turning me sour is all of the over produced bands. A music distributor Gert's a professional song writer, build a band from a selection of pro musicians that have the right 'look', and stick a name on them to palm off on America. MTV and all the awards people then wrap the 'new band' in their arms to give them some kind legitimacy. The only problem is that the product is bubblegum crap and we'll be hearing the tunes in elevators soon enough.

But the thing that really makes me feel old is having my 18 yo daughter explain a new genre of music to me. It started a couple of months ago. I was in Phoenix for business and to meet friends. We all went out to a club that was having an 'emo' night. Emo? WTH is Emo? I sat through 4 so-so local bands, drank some beer, and had a pretty good time. Weeks later, while I'm driving my daughter around, a song comes on the radio, and she demands to change the channel saying she hates the song 'cause it's to Emo. I, of course, inquire about Emo and get a diatribe about how whiny, weak and worthless Emo is. I was presented with examples from 'my' playlist on which ones were emo and which ones were not.

That's when it hit me...not only did I need my daughter to define a genre of music, but that some of my best stuff was emo.

Shoot...I better start making arrangements for that wheelchair now...

sexymermaid6956 64F
26393 posts
9/15/2006 9:13 pm

lol ...i will take you for a walk too...but some of my music they liked as well ...thanks to the movie industry...


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