Music for this generation

Music for this generation

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I’m a child of the 70s (I know you would never guess ) I have a sister and brother roughly 15 years older than me. I grew up having everything from punk to Elvis being played in different rooms of the house. My sister was a huge Adam and the ants fan and had her room covered in pictures, my brother loved Blondie and her face hung from all his walls. Dad loved Elvis and still does but he was also a huge Simon and Garfunkel fan and I can still pretty much tell you exactly what track it will be after listening for seconds.

In the 90’s we had rave and grunge, both genre of music I fell in love with. Everything revolved around music, we lived for the weekends but it wasn’t just music on the weekends. We didn’t have social media distractions in the evening but we did have incredible music going on all around us so we would spend the hours listening to Nirvana, prodigy, orb, dinosaur junior and so many more. I was a riot girl one day, a raver the next but everything revolved around the music we listened to.

We have music on pretty much all day every day whilst we are at home. The children have watched live music since they were born. If you ask my son his favourite band he will tell you the Beatles or white stripes, but yet he now gets in the car and flicks over to radio 1 when he thinks we don’t notice. I really wonder what and if my children will have a music genre like I did. What on earth could it possibly be? Is there anything left that hasn’t been covered? I don’t want to ever say “don’t listen to that” or “what is that awful music? Turn it down!” But really some of the stuff on the radio now (see I’m sounding old) it’s terrible. I really want my children to have there own genre not mine repeated from the 90’s or my parents repeated from the 60’s.

Maybe I am missing something, perhaps whilst I am typing this the next genre of music has started. I would love to think in a garage somewhere a group have started to play something original, different and fresh. If not, I do know of a couple of children that may take on the task of creating something for the next generation.

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6 thoughts on “Music for this generation

  1. It could be that both the little ones grow up with a well rounded knowledge and love for music of all kinds.
    I grew up listening to Elvis, Beatles, Abba and pretty much anything rock and roll. Also as I got older it was UB40, Simply Red and Queen. With much disgust to my parents, as I got older I chose to listen to ‘noise.’ Dance/house music and also RnB.
    These days I listen to practically anything, all heavily influenced by music of days gone by and growing up. But now with a hint of Celtic music and ‘Sunday morning’ music too.

    I love music and hate silence.

    1. I love that “I love music and hate silence” we have the radio on from the minute we get up till we go to bed. The house would be empty without it x

  2. I don’t think what’s on Radio 1 or the other mainstream channels are exactly representative of all the music available. I think because of the internet people can choose to listen to music that they love more eg I listen to 6 Music without fail. It’s on in the house everyday. I love the mix of old and new, alternative, rock, indie, hip hop (occasionally). And there are some great things out. Emlyn blunders in and changes it to Planet Rock and Gus is now obsessed with Anthrax and Iron Maiden. Even though they’re not up my street (he could have at least started with some Led Zep!) I LOVE that he’s showing an interest. That’s the most important thing isn’t it? Don’t worry about the future of music. There will always be good music somewhere. You just have to dig it out!

    1. We have Radio 6 on from the minute we get up to the minute we go to bed. Dylan is quite a rocker and as I am not he takes great delight in turning up monster magnet to full volume as he knows it drives me mad. I am sure my children will end up being into classic just to rebel against us! 🙂

  3. Ah, I love that they’re playing on the piano, my two do that a lot too. My youngest announced the other day that she didn’t like Kylie, so my husband asked what music she liked. She thought for a few minutes and said, “I like Johnny Cash.” I can’t say I blame her, I might be a secret fan too 😉
    Nat.x

    1. Huge Johnny cash fans here 🙂 I used to work in a hotel many years ago and one of the suites was called the Johnny Cash Room. It Had one of his guitars hung on the wall and a huge picture of him on the wall! x

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