Re: Blues CDs in Stores / Big Responsibility
Good morning Donna:
After my posts yesterdayranting about music and the culture we live in, I decided to step down from my soap box today:).
I couldn't agree more with your comments about appreciating Frank Sinatra's talent today. I share the same opinion, but at 15, I wasn't smart enough to know that I didn't have all the answers and if I didn't like something, then it must not have been worth liking.
Now, I can appreciate a real talent in just about anything even though I may not necessarily like the particular style of music that he / she performs.
But the thing I always admired perhaps more was the stories about how they got to where they are today - stories about the Beatles playing countless gigs in crummy clubs in Hamburg or Liverpool - the juke joints of Mississippi where so many got their start - the clubs in Chicago where so many travelled from the south to plug into something called electric blues.
I didn't know that the unwritten rule that prohibits daughters from listening / liking the same music as their mothers applyed - I always thought that was a father / son thing. Not having any sisters, I really don't know very much about the mother / daughter dynamics.
Your daughter is a "big country music fan" and where oh were did you go wrong - that's very funny
I'm not a fan of country music either - to me, it's alot like NASCAR (cars going around and around on an oval ..??) - I just don't get the appeal.
Boy, your comment about hearing Led Zeppelin on your local classic station is right on the money - are you listening to the same classic station as I do / did (I stopped listening to it about a week ago for the VERY reason you referred to..?? I don't know how much Robert Plant or Jimmy Page is paying these stations around the country, but it must be worth it..!!
Thanks again for your post, Donna, it provided another interesting perspective.