The Musical Generation Gap
Remember how our parents felt about our music?
They hated it.
And chances are if you’re over 40, you think today’s popular music is a bunch of noise too, and the kids who listen to it are uncontrollable heathens who wouldn’t know what good music is if it bit them on the rear end.
This phenomena of the older generation disliking the new generation’s music has been going on since the dawn of time. To be sure, there are exceptions to the rule – some young people do like our music and vice versa, but those types are usually more interested in the mechanics of the music and are thinking analytically rather than dealing with the music and it’s aura at face value.
So why do you suppose this eternal musical generation gap exsists?
I believe hormones are to blame.
To understand one must try to imagine that each generation’s popular music is a mating call and not an art form that is inherently good or bad. Whatever mating call, or music, we hear when we are young, when lust is at its peak, is the music, that perks our ears for the rest of our lives. New music just sounds foreign to us, confuses us, and leaves us shaking our heads at the folly and wanton animal behavior of the younger generation.
All they’re doing is running on instinct, the same way we did when we were their age.
Same as it ever was.
Dan King’s blog is www.PurpleAZ.com
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