Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat
Well Ken, at least they were new when you were the right age. I feel slightly embarrassed admitting that I like them because they're so often retrospectively grouped in with bands that I really do not like at all. People then decide to make assumptions about my musical taste - but this is all retrospective. I don't like a lot of music from the 70's - and I like their 60's stuff and 'The Final Cut', so it's not exclusively 70's - but I really do like Pink Floyd. My Dad is a big fan and used to always play them in the car when I was very small. Somewhere he has the cassettes that he used to play. Lots of memories there from being really very, very small.
When I was your age, I would have felt the same way. It is strange to me that there is so much nostalgia for 1970s music among the young. I went to see a NY deejay Eddie Trunk the other day at a book signing and there was a man there with his teenage son. Of course, the first thing he says to me is "the music today is garbage." Like that wasn't predictible; and then regals me about the good old days listening to Alice Cooper, Zeppelin and Kiss while his father yelled to turn the music down. Of course the man is deaf in one ear and 50% in the other. Is there a conncetion? Talk about crap.
Ultimately, I opened up to alot of musis over the years, and learned to hear it and take it for what it is, rather than trying to be overly critical about its aesthitic value. But I have met quite a few peole who claim that life is short and ask why listen to anything but great music? As a music and a historican I try to listen to as much music as possible from an historcal perspective. Other than that, why listen to anything that doesn't float your boat.