theDingle wrote:I can relate to teenagers today when they say that they can't figure out why no one else their age likes the Beatles.
Maestri09 wrote:The Beatles are "old"! They are like "your parent's music", maybe even grandparents, [yikes!]. It's understandable why teenagers, (in highschool and all--that jungle of consumer conformity) would not like the Beatles...probably just in principle more than anything.
I should mention though, in my first year at university especially, that trend of conformity actually went backwards! I remember people getting their hands on music that was completely different from their normal stuff. Used Beatle CD's were very popular--and 80's
theDingle wrote:Well Maes, for a brief and shining decade or so there, with the "underground" FM radio format of the late 60s/early 70s, it was all about the music, and excellent music it was. Not so today.
Of course, the nature of fashion is to outmode the old with a certain amount of belittlement, because this will insure a following for the new. The general nature of fashion is also superficiality. Real quality is on a different level and it ignores the blows of fortune.
Call it grampy music if you want, but my Strat-bangin' teenager has a respectable CD collection of the cream of that era, including the Beatles, and no, I didn't push it on him at all. With him it's more that mere principle. I give him a pointer or two, but he's schooled himself into all of it right up to today's better stuff. If it sounds good, it IS good, hourglass or no hourglass. Ask megs!
---Aristotle Dingley-doo, lol
Maestri09 wrote:but it would be important to hear this from someone who currently is in highschool (which none of us are).
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