2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 11:18 AM
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I gotta say something by Park Ridge. I cannot stand that mumbly jumbly crap my kids keep listening to, any of you agree? I wanna bring back the good old days when we had John Lennon and Freddie Mercury

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 11:20 AM

I couldn’t agree more. I said it all the time in the car. “This is isn’t even music”

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 11:24 AM

And in the time of John Lennon and Freddie Mercury people our current age wanted Bing Crosby and Ethel Merman back. I don’t enjoy it either, but live and let live.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 11:25 AM
2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 11:32 AM

There's so much innovation in music now. I agree that the Beatles and Queen were amazing, but how long ago was that? Rap and Hip Hop are not only changing the sounds of music, they're changing the whole industry. There's some great music out there if you'll give it a chance, hell. Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer for songwriting last year.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 11:35 AM

Congratulations!

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 11:37 AM

Talk to your kids about the history of music. Introduce little by little. They’ll learn what good music is. Mine enjoy Queen, Sinatra, PJ, DMB, Beatles, MJ. Give them a variety and keep playing at home. I only let them listen to the radio stuff in the car on short trips.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 12:22 PM

Yup, Billie Eilish swept all the major awards at the Grammys and there isn’t one of her songs that I like. Admittedly though my wife and I both high-five each other on our daughter’s initial reaction to any 80’ & 90’s music. It was a total parental win when she learned the piano intros to “Take on Me” and “Dream On”.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 12:47 PM

I enjoy listening to the kids music. I have found many new bands through my kids/ you guys adults. Lollapalooza is now one of my favorite events, especially up and coming musicians that play during the day.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 12:47 PM

A while back I heard an interview with an older songwriter who talked about the shifts in music; how back in the 30s-40s for example, writers would spend hours working on just a line or two trying to get it perfect. She contrasted that with current pop music that prioritizes rhythm or the beat over all else.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 12:54 PM

My husband introduced me to John Prine and my taste in music hasn't been the same since. I can't stand any of the crap on the corporate radio stations any more.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 2:05 PM

My kids know Salt N Peppa’s entire catalog. Me: Here I go. Here I go. Here I go again. Kids what’s my weakness? My kids: men.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 2:13 PM

We had our music of youth. They have theirs.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 2:30 PM

Just put Justin Beiber on🤣

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 2:39 PM

I couldn’t agree more. I’m an “old soul” and have always connected more with the music from the 70s and 80s.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 2:42 PM

I teach voice lessons, and when my hight school girls bring in ideas for V-Show, I always cringe. I am glad my go to recording artists were Marilyn McCoo, Babra Streisand, Karen Carpenter, and still had singers from the golden age- Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme. No one of that caliber today except for maybe Josh Groban and Michael Buble

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 3:36 PM

Ahhh the days when hair bands ruled the world. What a great time it was. 😬

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 3:38 PM

True we are getting old, but modern music really is getting formulaic and lacking in originality. It's actually been studied and proven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVME_l4IwII

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 4:00 PM

It's called 97. 9 or the oldies channel.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 4:14 PM

I was talking to an intern at work the other day and we got around to music. I said I like oldie R&B, I was thinking Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass . his reply was “Oh you mean like Usher? ” I should get credit for not slapping him.

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 7:06 PM

Eh. Our parents said the same thing and so did their parents. Music is also tied to our life events and memories, so the songs we experienced mean even more to us because of that. I enjoy sharing music with my kids and them sharing theirs with me. Some amazing talent out there and I am old!

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2 years ago on 02/20/2020 at 7:59 PM

I like a variety of music. Motown, heavy metal, swing, hair bands and all the new stuff. Rap not so much, vulgar rhyming is annoying.

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2 years ago on 02/21/2020 at 12:40 PM

There’s so much more to rap than “vulgar rhyming”. here’s an example of a lyric from everyone’s favorite lunatic, Kanye West: So why send oppression not blessings? Why, oh why'd you do me wrong? You persecute the weak Because it makes you feel so strong Don't have much strength to fight So I look to the light To make these wrongs turn right Head up high, I look to the light Hey, cause I know that you'll make everything alright And I know that you'll take good care of your child Oh, no longer am afraid of the night Cause I, I look to the light

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2 years ago on 02/22/2020 at 1:58 AM

Learn the words and the meaning, you might learn to appreciate it.

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2 years ago on 02/23/2020 at 11:30 AM

#kidsthesedays

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2 years ago on 02/23/2020 at 12:41 PM

I had my headphones in when I returned from lunch and a young coworker asked what I was listening to. I told her Earth Wind and Fire. She asked who is that. I almost cried.

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