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Music today why can't other people my age relate?

posted 5/3/2013 4:40:50 PM |
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Hey there,
I am 60 now...and into today's why is it when I bring up bands like The Lumineers, or Mumford and Sons or Black Keys (love them), I get blank stares from people who only listen to radio that still play "Purple Haze"?
So sick of it....I have seen Cake/Garbage/Green Day (MY FAV!!!!!) and muse this year...and I can barely speak to anybody about my concert event...they have no sux.
Any other people out there feel like I do?

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May 3 @ 5:04PM  
Never heard of your bands of today that you mentioned. *blank stare*

It's unusual to see someone over 50 liking today's music. I will admit, there may be a few songs today that I like, but for the most part, I think a lot of what's out there today is crap.

I guess I'm one of those that think their generation (X) had a lot of the best music, when MTV came out, and when super bands ruled.

I love 80's music.

May 3 @ 5:13PM  
I love 80's music as well...but can keep up and stay current with releases today...
Depeche Mode in fact - a big band from the 80's - has a nice release now..and it deserves a listen.
Just saw Green Day for the 6th time..and saw Muse - a current band in April as well...and Garbage...a band considered a 90's band still...and Cake in January...all great...
Ah well...I dig staying on top of music now..wish I could share the joy more.

May 3 @ 5:36PM  
I think that it is because a lot Gen X and Y music does not feature near the musical talent, over all. Unlike our generation towards our parent's music, our kids like stuff from classic rock. In hindsight, sometimes music hits a void in creativity. I think the most prominent one I recall was from the late fifties until the British Invasion led by the Beatles.

But you know, it is all a matter of taste. We like what we like and we don't like what we don't like. To me, the new stuff isn't bad, just forgettable and uninspiring. But, that is just me

May 3 @ 5:45PM  
I think is is because when many people get older they get stuck in their own narrow vision of the world which includes music art and politics, Those who think outside that box of their generation are not the norm, There are those who do not limit themselves to this kind of viewpoint though and usually you will find them on larger sites with more active members from larger cities, I know all about the blank states though, I get them from both the younger and my own generation, LOL

May 3 @ 6:05PM  
I think is is because when many people get older they get stuck in their own narrow vision of the world which includes music art and politics,

There is some truth in that. But there is a split. We may have an open mind on some issues notably politics. But when it comes to our pleasures and tastes like art, music, food, entertainment (TV, movies, etc.), we know what we like. Many like myself have tried the new things in these areas and didn't like them. If you don't enjoy them or don't relate, so what

May 3 @ 6:08PM  
I have had tinnitus since I was 30yo,(for 23 years) and Can't Hear the newer rock!!
But ....I'm a Country bumpkin anyways...and New Country is much like Old Pop and I can hear that Better than other music...and I'm very cool with that!!!

Everyone is different.....

Some older ppl Try to stay up with the new stuff to help them stay Younger.....!! ( I think... )
To each their own!!!!

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May 3 @ 6:30PM  
I saw the Black Keys at a festival a few years ago, liked 'em. Mumford & Sons have been on Austin City Limits and CMT several times, I loved them, and can't wait to see them live. I'm 59 and like some 80's, 90's, contemporary acts. But as Bruce said, a group has to be strong musically or have well-written lyrics to keep my attention. Which is one reason why I like contemporary country. Some excellent song writers out there.

May 3 @ 8:35PM  
I, too am seeing so good lyricists in C&W, pretty much accoustic stuff. But it just isn't anything I get into... blues and classic rock here.

May 3 @ 10:22PM  
I've heard the names The Lumineers and Black Keys...they are familiar to me, for all I know, I'd probably recognize a song or two. My liking for music goes as far back as The Mamas and The Papas, all the way to today's music, like KoRn. And a mix in between because I loved SomebodyI Used To Know by Gotye.

For those who don't know the song

Like Straddle, I loved the music back in the 80's, although I've said before one of my all time favorite bands is The Doors. I was more into the hair bands, glam metal bands. But fell in love with Metallica and Megadeth and Motorhead.

I've got a 20 yr old niece who loves Styx and Queen. She doesn't really care for the current bands out there today. She likes the classics.

Nov 23 @ 12:30PM  
No blank stare from me, but then again I'm a damn yankee guitarist that lived out Nevada way for most of my adult life till recently moving here to Florida.. Folk Rock is the best Jersey Girl, well next to da blues.. I like ur taste and style and I know you'd appreciate the 'Fist Pumping Champion Jersey Shore" T-shirt I wear in my photos here - if admin ever gets around to approving my g-rated pics!

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