Too true. It's pretty cool to hear my 18 year old daughter listening to early 70's motown, soul, pre-disco etc.
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Thread: Showing off music to your kids.
2008-09-23, 14:12 #11
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2008-09-23, 14:31 #12
My parents, my mum especially, has had a huge influence on the music I listen to over the years. There was never the volume of music in the house that you guys seem to have, but music was played a lot.
Now though, I think my brother and myself (me to a greater extent simply due to the volume of music i consume) have a larger influence on my parents now. I constantly recomend music to my mum, and I've lost count of the times my parents have been round to mine and asked what I'm playing becuase it is good.
Passing on my love of music is one of the reasons I would really like kids... Just need to find a good woman and influence first
2008-09-26, 20:16 #13
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My son doesn't care for my music at all. A friend of his likes country music, so now my son likes country music. I still hold out hope for him though, he's only 10 years old. Eventually his taste should improve...
2008-09-28, 03:11 #14
2008-10-02, 13:08 #15
As a kid and young teenager, there is absolutely nothing my parents could have played for me that I would have accepted as "good". It's not a reflection of my parents tastes, or mine, but the relationship between someone growing up and their elders. Part of the fun of getting into music is discovering it "on your own", or at least more so than what your parents try to expose you to.
My biggest musical influence as a young lad was kids I met at summer camp in northern Minnesota. I grew up in central Iowa, where if it wasn't on mainstream FM radio, it didn't exist. At camp, I was exposed to Soft Cell's Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, Devo's New Traditionalists, Depeche Mode - Black Celebration, U2 - War, etc. Nothing my parents, or even my local peers, would have ever clued me in on in the early 1980s.
So, have your kids meet cool kids. The rest will follow.
2008-10-02, 16:18 #16
2008-10-03, 14:22 #17
Group on last.fm
Those of you on last.fm, i have a group called 'Parents Who Still Love Music'. This is exactly the type of thread I was hoping would bloom over there.
Next time you are on last.fm, please stop by. http://www.last.fm/group/Parents+Who+Still+Love+Music
2008-10-05, 07:06 #18
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One of the good things of a digital collection: my son is a huge fan of Muse (I'm not that exited). Hearing Bellamy play Rachmaninov, it was very easy for him to get to the original. Now he's listening to Rachmaninov's piano concerto also!
2008-10-06, 15:35 #19
My seven year old sons two top tunes are:
Queen's Don't Stop Me Now
Phantasm is a very wierd slow psycho-synth track. The main component of the track is a repeated sample from the Kray Twins film of a young Kray twin (of a similar age to my son) intoning "We had a dream last night" followed by both of the twins saying "We had the same dream".
The Kray Twins were imprisoned some decades ago for a string of gruesome London gangland of murders.
It is a very good track though....
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2008-10-07, 02:02 #20