You're probably wondering wth this has to do with relationships. My son was over last night(he'll be 23 in 6 weeks). And we all got to talking about
music. About 10 years ago Zack was getting into pop and crappy hip hop. I thought to myself, "Well I can turn him on to good hip hop or, hopefully,
metal." Nope. Wouldn't have metal at all. So I changed tactics. I turned him on to:
Rage Against the Machine:
And the Red Hot Chilli Pepper:
BINGO!!!! He ate that up.
A few years later his favorite band was Billy Talent:
Progress. So getting back to last night we were discussing Canada's best new bands. I thought Zack would say BT and he did BUT it's not his favorite
bad anymore. That would now be Disturbed:
Zack and I have a pretty good relationship. Bonus. Dad and I didn't get along at all. He and I read the same books, listen to the same tunes, enjoy
the same movies. It's good. I'm sure some might have an issue with my manipulating his musical tastes but it has made for a decent relationship and
quite frankly, he's better off with metal.
edit on 15-2-2013 by intrepid because: (no reason given)
Way to go Intrepid. My daughter's into pop, I'm sorry pop fans, but I can't stand that drivel. My son loves AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Doors
so I'm pretty happy with that. And he's 9 so probably gonna take up after me. I've been listening to the Doors since I was 10. I'm gonna try
your tactic for my daughter. Do the ol switcharoo on her.
my 6 year old has expressed interest in pop, im sad, but my 3 year old when we walk down the street listening to pandora requests CCR bad moon rising,
so i guess 1 out of 2 aint bad. im not saying all pop is bad but about 99 percent is; so i may have start using the dad influence on her before its
too late and she becomes just as stubborn as i was when i was a kid.
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