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Old people and new music?

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posted on Jul, 21 2017 @ 11:42 PM
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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?




posted on Jul, 21 2017 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: droid56

New? No...good?




posted on Jul, 21 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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originally posted by: uwontbelievethis
a reply to: droid56

New? No...good?



Smashing pumpkins, not very new, but very good.



posted on Jul, 21 2017 @ 11:59 PM
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67 isn't old


My current passion is J rock girl bands, like this.




posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:02 AM
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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.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:04 AM
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Cool. A little spooky but cool. Does it come w/sub's?



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:05 AM
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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.


I'm loving some of the new music coming from electronic technology.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:11 AM
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Its only going to get better as technological know how gets more sophisticated.
I'm a bit left behind by it all in terms of making it but it never seems stale to me.
Can't get into Dubstep really.
Prefer real Jamaican dub reggae.
Still make it out to the odd punk gig here and there because I have friends in bands so a bit of thrash is still on the table.

Still collecting Motorhead stuff, too. The ultimate rock n rollers for me!



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:16 AM
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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?



Not at all! A few less years, but I do like some of the newer stuff, now and then. Some, the kids locate, and some I just hear someplace, but I like finding new tunes. That said I am picky about my music. The current "pop" stuff, for example, I can't abide at all. Same for the vast majority of rap/hip hop-type stuff.

Still, give me some good Kansas or Styx, or other good classic rock and I am happiest!!



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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What we like is all a matter of taste. Look to new, but also look to old.

King Oliver, was a wow for me when I was on a Louise Armstrong Kick.
Wookiefoot was a wow for me, when an ex showed me their stuff.
Etta James was a wow, when I worked on a show of hers. . .

ETC. . .

There is enough good music to find wherever you want.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:38 AM
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Nope not this guy , i hate most of the music made in the last decade , i was a kid in the sixties grew up in the 70s and 80s then the music starts to go downhill sharply until all the manufactured bubble gum stars cannot sing a note right without a machine to correct them electronically .

The older i get the older the music i search



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:43 AM
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I kind of been liking the bend these guys put on their stuff
And for some reason I like this girls instrument
I am 64 so not quite a old man yet :>)



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:59 AM
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a reply to: droid56

Being a fan of the classics, you may appreciate these guys.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 01:11 AM
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Try- Jack White, (New stuff & older as well) also Highly Suspect. See how that tickles your pleasure bone





posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 01:19 AM
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Dude, branch out. You mentioned only popular rock music. I saw Hendrix, the Stones and Dylan live back in the day. Not the Beatles.

If you want new music branch out. Get away from the popular stuff and delve into other stuff. Try some Coltrane or Miles Davis. Or you could go big band and check out some old Woody Herman or Maynard Fergison.

Maybe some of the old Womans State Choir of Bulgaria knocked me out when I first heard them. And old favorite group for me was a group called Zap Mama. Oh, and look into Dave Bromberg.

Classical. Some Stravinsky or Respigi. Maybe some celtic music like The Boys of the Lock or Planxty or The Bothy Band.
I'm currently into sonic stuff. Music for the head. Grooving stuff. Try some Michael Sterns or Steve Roach.

There are countless groups and styles over the last fifty years that are still incredible, it's just that most of the never made the big bills because not enough people were turned on to them. And that's the deal. Radios and labels promote popular music because it sells and all the other music that is creative and new and fresh goes by the way because all most people want is exactly what other people are already listening to. That stuff, popular music has always been very limited in it's scope. If a certain style has gotten air play and people have heard it then they back groups that are already established.

Get onto spotify and experiment. Plug in one or two groups and they will offer up others of the same style. Go crazy, you only have a few years left. I'm seventy by the way and am also sick of the whole popular music scene.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 01:21 AM
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King Oliver. Great. I guess it was because he was the king that Ellington became the ''Duke'' and Basie became the Count.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 01:22 AM
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Again not new but essential if ya wanna rock......this you must crank up.....



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 01:24 AM
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YES

edit on 22-7-2017 by hayjayhooray because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 01:36 AM
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Hi. A bit younger, but totally feel the same as you. The classics have just worn-off for me, and the brain needs to hear new sounds. Especially when you can hear the musical intelligence, underneath it.

Hard to understand folks who say there is no good music anymore.

Please post a couple of your new likings.









And this one is for the late-late-late nights:



edit on 22-7-2017 by Nothin because: Was exact same vid JiMni posted!



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 02:01 AM
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Just depends how your taste in music changes. I've noticed over the years how a lot of people in my age generation have become closed minded, listening only to the stuff they grew up with rather than ever giving any newer band a chance. Elitists if you will.

I was the same way though, up until I fell head first off a 30ft cliff into a bunch of rocks. I survived somehow, and without breaking any bones, but I did get a permanent brain injury, which over the years apparently turned me bipolar. (4 months of painful stiff neck led to that discovery, well led to the hospital that led to a clinic that led to a mental health center that led to 3 years of diagnosis and brain scans lol).

Sorry, I tend to trail off, but back on topic. Ever since my big accident, my mind began to open up. I ended up traveling across the world as at the time, I simply didn't care about finances and didn't know I was losing a bunch of memories because how can one know when they forget something? Most peoples and at first when I was told this, response is, when you are reminded. But when those memories are truly gone, there is no dejavu event to help bring it back, as its gone right.

Yep sorry, trailing off into a wall of text again. So... experiencing different cultures while my mind was opening up helped me give all other genres of music a chance and truly appreciate it all.

After I watched babymetal live in tokyo while living abroad there for a few months, I felt what it was like to be a fan of something.... again. I mean, I try to think more statistically and logically first now as emotions are too much of a variable being a bipolar, and statistically I've had to of had some band at one time or another I was a fan of otherwise me being a musician for 15 years makes no logical sense lol.
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