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originally posted by: Tulpa
a reply to: droid56
Not at all.
I used to love a lot of old rocky/hippy kind of stuff and was a regular at concerts and festivals.
I was quite resistant to new stuff because it had no "pedigree" behind it. I know, sounds terrible.
Didn't think much of any new fad, which I used to call kiddie pop. Hated the Acid House scene when it first appeared but then, at a really good festival, I ended up in the rave tent and was an instant convert.
Suddenly, dance trance made sense! I'd never really been a dancing type but didn't want to stop.
Long story short. Ended up spending most of the 90s spending every penny I had on new music and DJed wherever they would let me.
I still get funny looks when I tell people I love techno because, well, it all sounds the same to some people. I don't have much spare cash so can't afford much these days and, admittedly, I'm still catching up with a lot of stuff I couldn't get hold of first time around. I'm also addicted to collecting so have to own the CD of whatever it is.
Technology has moved on and there's tons of new stuff to find on you tube. Its so accessible that kids can make stuff in their bedrooms that's equal to a lot of the best producers from my day. I know its not everyone's cup of tea but its certainly not a fad that's going away anytime soon.
I still listen to old stuff from my rock years, though, because its kind of in my bones and I will always have a love for Frank Zappa. There won't be anyone like him again.
originally posted by: droid56
I will turn 68 in about a month, but I still like finding new music that appeals to me.
I could talk about the music that got my attention in a big way, such as Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Stones, The Beatles, and on and on. This music had a big impact on me. Maybe nothing quite as good today.
But that was a long time ago, and please don't hate me when I say that the music from way back then has worn out for me because I've heard it so many times.
So I still seek out new music, and Youtube is my hunting ground. And I find that good new music is still being produced, you just have to work to find it. But it should also said that most of the top forty stuff is not worth hearing in my opinion. Maybe that's how it's always been.
Am I the only old person still interested in new music of the alternative variety?