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  •  Try to look on the bright side (5+ / 0-)

    If and when your daughter comes to appreciate the classics, they will be a LOT easier for her to track down and listen to any time she wants to than it was for us. Just log onto Youtube and find all sorts of great songs you never heard on the radio, then or now!

    I do see what you mean, of course, and I mourn the loss of the art of album covers and the magic of record shops, too. Here's the thing: when I was her age (late '80s), records were already a dying art, 90% of what was on the radio at the time was crap...and yet I was still able to discover timeless classics on the radio. I have my own wonderful memories of staying up late with my headphones and hearing songs I would come to love for the very first time, taping many of them off the radio (I think I still have my mix tapes somewhere!), and the unique joy of finding a 45 at a secondhand shop which I had heard but never before seen. I do recall being envious of my older cousins and my parents, for actually experiencing the songs I loved best when they were new...but at least they were new to me on those nights in my room. Every generation has its own way of finding its joy, especially when it comes to music.

    Certaines personnes disent qu'il y a une femme à blâmer, Mais je sais que c'est ma faute sacrément.

    by RamblinDave on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 06:48:43 PM PST

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