Re: Young people...
- From: "DGDevin" <dgdevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 21:30:24 -0800
Brian Running wrote:
That's an interesting point. Maybe having been fed a diet of
concentrated crap the younger crowd is especially appreciative when
they finally hear some decent music. Imagine having been raised on
dancing boy bands, pop tarts and hip hop, and then hearing real rock
and blues. It would be like awakening from a coma....
As a matter of fact, I can imagine that. I was raised on The Ohio
Express, The Archies, The Cowsills and the 1910 Fruitgum Company --
among many others in the genre -- and then grew up a little more and
discovered all kinds of other great stuff, both old and contemporary.
It's a function of age -- blues, reggae, old-time rock and roll, jazz,
etc., just doesn't appeal to 12 year olds, not now or ever
(generally). That's why there's the bubble-gum kid stuff.
I guess I caught one hell of a lucky break since my parents played jazz,
blues, country, classical--you name it, our house heard it all. So while I
certainly heard all the artists you mention above on the radio, all my LPs
were of more substantial music, sometimes to the bafflement of some of my
friends who had never heard of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, the Yardbirds....
The important thing is that there be good music there for them to
appreciate when they grow up enough to move beyond the bubble gum. The
kids are all right.
It certainly is cool to see the youngsters picking up on the good stuff. I
recall some years back in a job where I had control of the office sound
system some of the brighter young persons would make a point of asking who
that was on the stereo earlier. A week or two later I'd hear some Stones or
Link Wray or whoever on their car stereo, made me feel like I'd done
something worthwhile by exposing them to quality music.
Now Playing: Rory Gallagher, "Barley and Grape Rag" from the album Wheels
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