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  •  Please Don't Laugh At Me (4+ / 0-)

    The one album I played until I wore out the grooves was this:

    I recall going to my friends house. We went into this brother's room and he played this. I was like what the fuck!!!!!!!!! This is amazing.

    I will note this is the second reference I made here to learning to hear music by sneaking around. I'd never thought of that until now.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 06:56:36 AM PST

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    •  Don’t worry; I always make it................ (1+ / 0-)
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      Zack from the SFV

      a rule to laugh with others; not at them. Since you brought up the process of learning to appreciate good rock music; I have to tell you about my journey.  Throughout high school and college, 1961 through 1969,  I was pretty much into mainstream American rock; the Beach Boys, Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Kingsmen and R&B and Motown from James Brown to the Temptations.

      A guy who was in HS a couple of years behind me and I starting hanging out together after I got out of college. He was very much a British and alternative rock fan and we would get high a lot and listen to music.  He worked as a DJ part-time while in college.  We bought vinyl albums at the very, very cheap promotional rate he got through the stations where he worked. Between us we probably bought 200 albums.  

      He turned me on to the Who, Pink Floyd, Mott the Hoople, Rod Stewart, Led Zepplin, Traffic, Savoy Brown and all the works of the Beatles and Rolling Stones.  He also got into groups/acts from this side of the pond such as Hendrix, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Grateful Dead and Crosby, Still, Nash and Young.

      I went with him to a number of live concerts I would not have attended on my own such as Tom Petty (on his first national tour), ZZ Top (also their first national tour), Pink Floyd, Peter Frampton (First solo tour after leaving Humble Pie.)   Fortunately, I did not go with him and others to the Who concert in Cincinnati. Some of his group got caught in the crush but were not injured.

      I would not trade any of it except for maybe the chance to be young and do it all again.

      The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

      by cazcee on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 07:44:15 AM PST

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