You're old. hehehehe. Go away or something. hehehehehe.
I haven't had my turntable hooked up for a while now--keep intending to digitize my vinyl--lately I've been buying DVDs of some of these kinds of groups and watching with my kids. They've seen The Who's Kids are Alright, Springsteen's Born to Run concert, numerous Neil Young titles, Zeppelin's latest DVD--all in 5.1 sound so they sound better than the original in many respects.Len J said:I had them for a rainy weekend. They were bored.
So, I went upstairs and dug out the old turntable and the boxes and boxes of albums I have and started "introducing" them to, what I consider "good" music. They were awed!
We spent the entire weekend listening. I would play a song....they would bring out a CD & play a song......I introduced them to Boz Scags, Led Zepplin, Janis Joplin, Dylan, The Who (You should have seen the looks on their faces listening to "Tommy"), Yes, CSNY, Cream, The Band, Cocker, Joan Biaz, Richie Havens, Creedence. I ended up burning them about 40 CD's....they were stoked.
They are still surprised when one of their songs come on the radio, & I start singing along. It got them really interested in the History of R & R.
It was a cool weekend.
Heck I have trouble picking out Tchaikovsky sometimes and I was a music student! When I am listening to a piece and have to "name that tune" I usually get to him by process of elimination.bigrider said:Also, if you play a popular classical piece they can guess the composer most of the time if it is Mozart, Beethoven, or Tchaichovsky.
They harras their friends for calling artists like Kenny Chesny country. "That's not real country". It cracks me up to hear their analysis of music.
All of my three children have been to classical concerts, bluegrass events, and my one son went to see an opera when he was 12 years old. They love rock, country, classical, blues, and modern rock. One of them likes vocal jazz and big band crooners like Michael Buble. The only thing they really hate is rap and real progressive modern jazz.
of Tommy Performed in 1989Bocephus Jones II said:I haven't had my turntable hooked up for a while now--keep intending to digitize my vinyl--lately I've been buying DVDs of some of these kinds of groups and watching with my kids. They've seen The Who's Kids are Alright, Springsteen's Born to Run concert, numerous Neil Young titles, Zeppelin's latest DVD--all in 5.1 sound so they sound better than the original in many respects.
That one is on my list. To be fair I also watched the concert DVD from Green Day called Bullet in a Bible--great concert by the way. I took my 10 year old to it when they were in Denver. Gotta let them educate me as well.Len J said:of Tommy Performed in 1989
It will entertain them & blow them away.
Percy Sledge -> Bette Midler -> Michael Bolton.JaeP said:Micheal Bolton's cover of "When a Man Loves a Woman"
Pat Boone's covers came right on the heels of Little Richard, and fortunately those of us who were around in those days heard the originals also. We felt then as you do now. No version of When a Man Loves a Woman will ever be able to measure up to Percy Sledge's. I feel the instrumental part on a lot of the old tunes can be improved to jazz them up; with Pearl Jam's last kiss being an example. I've always liked Dan Fogelberg's music, and was suprised that he cracked the charts for the first time in ages with Rythm of The Rain, an old song that was popular in the early sixties.Fredke said:Percy Sledge -> Bette Midler -> Michael Bolton.
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages and popular songs appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. Caussidiere for Danton, Louis Blanc for Robespierre, the Montagne of 1848 to 1851 for the Montagne of 1793 to 1795, the nephew for the uncle, Bette Midler for Percy Sledge, and Michael Bolton for Bette Midler.
But modern times cannot compete with the past. Nothing on contemporary radio has the pure skin-crawling effect of Pat Boone covering Little RIchard.