Good Music is Good Music

A friend posted a video of all the songs of the summer since 1958. I was familiar with the mist recent songs and the mid 90’s back but had a hole in the middle where I didn’t know the songs. It reminded me of some of my music posts like this one. I’m trying to not have another hole where I don’t know what new music is out there. I don’t want to be the old guy who won’t listen to new music. They always annoyed me when I was a kid.

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I recently read an article in the Washington Post(http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-07-19/opinions/40670313_1_beatlemania-maharishi-mahesh-yogi-ringo-starr) where the author laments the continuing popularity of The Beatles and say “they made more than music; they made history. But four decades later, it’s time to let them go.” There is also a quote from someone saying it is “incomprehensibly strange.” that kids would listen to 40 year old music.  I will admit that, while I think The Beatles are a very good band, I am more of an Elvis guy. If I had to choose one, I would go with The King every time.  I don’t, however, think it is strange for kids to listen to 40 year old music.

I think adults could learn a lesson from these kids. When I was a teenager, I was determined that I would never be the type of adult who refused to give music of the next generation a…

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