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Old 02-08-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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Sometimes I feel like I'm frozen in time in so far as my tastes are concerned. My musical (and movie) tastes are *exactly* the same as they were when I was a teenager. (I kept hidden then, my love of Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Classical....as well as Gregory Peck, Katharine Hepburn, and yes, damn it, Donny Osmond...lol)

But this song is like no other for me. God help the person in the car next to me waiting at the light as I crank up the radio and sing and the tears come down. Or "Gimmie the Beat Boys", "Kodachrome", etc. (I sing to those, not cry )

I don't feel like there's anything wrong with not liking what has come after my young years (actually, my musical likes pre-date my actual teen years), so "frozen" isn't a derogative (after all, ice cream is frozen! )

What about you? has age changed your likes? Did you leave your youthful tastes behind? Add to it?
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I'm the opposite. I can't stand 70's music. I consider the 70's to be the Dark Ages of music and the 80's to be the Renaissance. I listen to today's music, but I have no problem if a station plays 80's up to today. On SiriusXM, I listen to The Pulse, channel 15. If I don't have sat radio, I listen to iHeart stations.

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Old 02-08-2016, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I believe my tastes are pretty much the same as they were when I was young. Still like Presley. Still like movies that have real stories, fun musicals, good drama. Great comedy. No smut. Music from the 50s and 60s as well as big band. Some classical. Even some opera (my father played it sometimes).

And I miss my family, tho there were rough times to get through. I miss those good times that stick in my head, the swimming hole, the games us kids played when we were young.

Gee, OP, you have opened a door of memories. Thanks!!
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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^^NYgal...now you did it back to me...ya got me thinking of that heart-pounding game of red-light-green-light-one-two-three with your talk of the swimming hole (we didn't have a swimming hole...just yards)
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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^^NYgal...now you did it back to me...ya got me thinking of that heart-pounding game of red-light-green-light-one-two-three with your talk of the swimming hole (we didn't have a swimming hole...just yards)

I'm so glad I grew up during that era. I'm glad I didn't have my nose in a computer or smart phone. I got to know my friends. Sleep overs. Stay over for supper. Go fire fly hunting.
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I just keep adding stuff. iTunes is taking over my Mac!! I still listen to 50's and 60's esp boogie woogie and R&B a lot of 70's (Led Zep esp) but recently I have been listening to a new (to me) Country singer named Sturgill Simpson who is really good. And of course, Adele, Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin etc
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I think I added to mine. I was a teenager in the 80's (like, totally, fer shure!) and I still have sentimental attachments to music from that era, even some of it hasn't stood the test of time.

I think given that I had a large, close-knit family exposed me to a lot of music that was before my time and 'after', so to speak (my oldest cousin was born in 1959, the youngest grandchild on that side of the family was born in 1978.) My mom was a big Beatles fan back in the day (and the Beatles have held up pretty well over the years). Her older sister (by about eight years) was a Presley fan back in the day. Her older brother (by about eleven years) was at the tail end of the swing era/early stages of the rock and roll era. My older cousins were into the music of the 70's, my younger cousins into the music of the 90's.

To add to that, I got involved in Renaissance Faires and belly dancing, which opened all new avenues of music to me.

I think it could be said from any era there are songs that hold up, some that are best forgotten, and some that were so unique that you still can't quite categorize them.
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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Yes I do drift back with pleasant feelings. To music of my younger self. 60 s and 70s

Like to put the folk pop of the 80s such as Dan fogelberg john Denver on Pandora, crank it up, and clean house wash Windows etc. but the high school early college music is to mellow to
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:40 PM
 
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"He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones in April 1980. A beautiful tear jerker.
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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"He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones in April 1980. A beautiful tear jerker.

Did you see the tribute show they did for George when died? Vince Gill and Patti Loveless sang a song....not a dry eye in the house.
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