Friday, April 8, 2011

We left town with the rock show (Lady Gaga)

One of my old friends has started a blog on the music he loves - all from the age of his adolescence. In his case the seventies.

This is as it should be, of course. Because due to an freakish accident of birth we all have a narrow period when music of a certain type seeps into our soul and there's no shifting it. Lennon's period was 50's rockers like Elvis BTA (before the army) and Jerry Lee Lewis (for Lennon no one ever improved on Whole Lotta Shakin Goin' On). My wife is a generation younger than me and her musical connection is to the 80's (Duran Duran; Human League).

Mine is late 60's and 70's (Beatles - my earliest musical memory is watching them on the Ed Sullivan Show when it screened in NZ; Woodstock; Black Sabbath; Led Zep; Deep Purple; Rory Gallagher; Zappa; and all the other bands and soloists pictured down the left of this blog).

We all continue to love various songs and acts throughout the subsequent years, but it is those adolescent songs that act like barbs under the skin, that we can't shake - nor do we want to shake them because they rekindle some important formative memories when we hear them again years later.

Greg's seventies blog is right down my alley then and is hugely recommended. The link is in my blogroll.

My children also have their periods of musical connection. For Keegan (born 1984 so we're talking 90's) it will probably be Rammestein, Cannibal Corpse, Moby and for Adam (also 90's) the Wu Tang Clan will definitely be in the mix somewhere (even though I played him Beach Boys records when he was in the womb). Not so sure about Samantha (born 1989 so 2000's) and Jade (born 1991 so also the noughties). These latter times are download eras so everything is up for grabs. Jade is currently listening to Sinatra a lot so go figure.

Adam has put out another CD of his original music recently and it's damned good if I may add a completely impartial, objective opinion. If you are keen to sample - his nom de music is Bambino and the album is called Monitors.

Love and peace - Wozza

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