Behind the Times

I suspected as much, but I knew I was woefully ignorant about what’s current in the music world when I sent my mom and sister a youtube link to a musician I’d ‘just discovered’…..and they both replied that they had some of her songs on their ipods. (I mean, my mom has an ipod. And I don’t. But that’s an entirely different matter.)

I’ve never been hyper-aware of what’s happening in the music world, but, all of a sudden I’m completely oblivious – I don’t know any of the current ‘it-singers’. I have some sort of pop-culture amnesia about anything that happened after the Susan Boyle craze. (Actually if Susan Boyle is the only name I can come up with when pressed to describe a musical phenomenon, I might have even bigger problems.)

Apparently I’m not (necessarily) alone. A Facebook friend posted another link to a music video (that I rather enjoyed) with the caption ‘I don’t know if I’m behind the times but I havent heard her before…’ To which her ‘friends’ helpfully replied that ‘yes’ Adele has been around a while. Well, I’d never heard of her.

Have I -without even trying to – crossed into dull-parent-territory where I’ll soon be spouting awesome lines like ‘you kids, I can’t believe you listen to that garbage!’?

My biggest worry these days is that I’ll send someone a link with the cringe-worthy equivalent of ‘this guy Bruce Springsteen is awesome! Have you heard of him?’ But seriously, he’s good. Even when he’s just singing harmony.

 

 

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