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Old 09-03-17, 09:10 AM
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Guess I'm getting old

i grew up a metal head but this moment im listening to toby keith
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Old 09-03-17, 09:37 PM
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Old 09-08-17, 02:06 PM
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I have been enjoying a great deal of "classic" country on Pandora as of late. I would not have listened to this in my youth.
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When I was a kid in the 60s, radio stations that played rock played other stuff. Rock, pop, crossover country, sometimes even classical.
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I would not have been caught dead singing certain songs in my 20s but now I sing em out loud e.g. careless whisper, never gona give you up, do you really want to hurt me. "There's a trend here that's right they're all from the 80s".
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Old 09-08-17, 03:09 PM
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I used to play music in the car quite a bit. But... now that I'm essentially car-free, I am also mostly music-free (other than canned store music).
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Old 09-08-17, 03:11 PM
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Aging, alone, can not account for listening to Toby Keith. It must be something more serious.
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Perhaps it is time to fire up the old Edison Cylinder Record Player.

Do the kids today know that music used to be played on discs the size of a Frisbee... And before that, on cylinders like a can of soup?
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post

Do the kids today know that music used to be played on discs the size of a Frisbee... And before that, on cylinders like a can of soup?
Kids today are buying vinyl albums just like we did - they've made a comeback They probably don't know about the cylinder recordings though.
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
Kids today are buying vinyl albums just like we did - they've made a comeback They probably don't know about the cylinder recordings though.
I just hope they avoid those made out of clay
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And in country music news, Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash today.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Perhaps it is time to fire up the old Edison Cylinder Record Player.

Do the kids today know that music used to be played on discs the size of a Frisbee... And before that, on cylinders like a can of soup?
The music is where you find it:

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The music is where you find it:
Had a super nice cassette and reel to reel player. Unfortunate for me, the tapes all had to reside in a place that was too hot for them for a short while and ruined them all.

My linear tracking turntable was another great loss. After the theft of all my record collection I saw no reason at the time to keep it around, what with CD that was going to "last forever".....Now I have a bunch of ruined CD's the kids didn't know better than not to scratch the back of, and a bunch of digital files suffering rot and bit degradation.

Funny enough, I don't currently have a way to play a disk. My son has a turntable. Lol.
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
Had a super nice cassette and reel to reel player. Unfortunate for me, the tapes all had to reside in a place that was too hot for them for a short while and ruined them all.
Well.., heat is one thing we don't have to worry about up here.
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This is the one Toby Keith I like:

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I've volunteered as adult supervision at a summer camp the last seven years. The last two or three, the junior high kids have been smitten with Queen and Journey (along with whatever happens to be Top 40 on any of the charts). Don't know what it means other than you're as likely to hear "I want to ride my bicycle" at the campfire as Kumbayah. ((See how craftily I worked "bicycle" in there?))
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Old 09-09-17, 06:42 PM
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Watching Lawrence Welk isn't really all that bad anymore.
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When I was a kid in the 60s, radio stations that played rock played other stuff. Rock, pop, crossover country, sometimes even classical.
When I was a teenager in the early '60s there was only one radio station in my town that played everything. They did not segregate the music like they would in Chicago, for instance, which you could get on a clear night with an old tube radio.

They'd play Johnny Cash followed by the Beatles and follow that with Wilson Picket......like that around. They didn't have two stations until sometime in the mid '60s and then they both still tended to split the genres some. So I learned to appreciate the different genres for what they were early on.

The '60s were a rich time for American music and the musicians were just that and could master an instrument. The music now is more fused and that's alright I guess but in doing so it loses much of it's identity. There are so many distractions for kids nowadays that mastering any instrument is a rare thing anymore.

My regret is not taking advantage of the piano that my grandmother had in her house the many times that I visited her, in order to learn it. She used to play in vaudeville before she was married and would have taught me if I hadn't been out wasting my time playing with her neighbor's kids. There is a shortage of that instrument in contemporary music along with many others.

I guess that's why I'm a throwback in my tastes in music.
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