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#61 of 97 Old 09-24-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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When I was a kid my parents always listened to "oldie" music, stuff that kids my age were definitely not listening to. Now that I am the parent I find that my style is still more current music. I am 32 but my kids and I dance around the living room to Lady Gaga or other current artists. We were out the other day and me and my 7 year old (we both love to sing) were singing Telephone by Lady Gaga and I noticed another mom giving me a really weird look. So am I the only odd mom rocking it out with her kids in the carpool lane on the way to school? I am really eclectic in my musical tastes so I think I will probably always enjoy the more current music (which will be nice for my kids!)
There is no such thing as 'age-appropriate music'. Music is an expression of art, emotion, poetry or ideas. Music can inspire or motivate. My taste in music varies as much as my mood, and it always has regardless of my age.

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Ugh. Me either.

I had to laugh the other day at a bday party. All the girls were talking about Justin Bieber and my 8 year old looks at me and says "What's Justin Bieber?"
My 8 dd year old came home from school just yesterday and said, "Mommy, the girls were saying at recess that A(a friend) has 'Beaver Fever'. Is that a disease you get from beavers?" I had to turn around so she didn't see my reaction. It was too, too hilarious!
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Ugh. Me either.

I had to laugh the other day at a bday party. All the girls were talking about Justin Bieber and my 8 year old looks at me and says "What's Justin Bieber?"
Lol the only reason I even know is that both have been mentioned on the news. Along with clips ugh
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I'm older than 39, but I remember Material Girl, but don't have a clue who this Lady Gaga is. I'm assuming from this thread that she is currently popular.
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Ugh. Me either.

I had to laugh the other day at a bday party. All the girls were talking about Justin Bieber and my 8 year old looks at me and says "What's Justin Bieber?"
haha! i feel her pain! I had no idea until he was on SNL with Tina Fey. The only time I heard one of his songs I thought "Who is this chick singing? she has a pretty voice"

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There is no such thing as 'age-appropriate music'. Music is an expression of art, emotion, poetry or ideas. Music can inspire or motivate. My taste in music varies as much as my mood, and it always has regardless of my age.
Can I get an Amen!! Your reply sums it up for me!
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I was anti-music for the last year and only listened to AM talk radio because I hate Lady Gaga that much. This is why. There's lots of Lady Gaga videos/songs on that website. I encourage people to read up on the subject.

I have eased back into music the last month or so. I had to listen to Eminem's new album. It's been nice listening to him and Nirvana again. I never listen with the kids in the car though, usually just on the ipod.

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I was anti-music for the last year and only listened to AM talk radio because I hate Lady Gaga that much. This is why. There's lots of Lady Gaga videos/songs on that website. I encourage people to read up on the subject.
That video is Madonna's "Like a Prayer" all over again. That website you linked takes it way too seriously.

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Biggie Biggie Biggie can't you see sometimes you just hypnotize me. lol
actually, it's biggie, biggie, biggie, can't you see, sometimes your words just hypnotize me.
not to nitpick, or anything.
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Hmmm, I don't know. I listen to the local alt station which plays stuff from 90's to now, and a new radio station popped up called GenX radio. I've been listening to that more and more as well. I can't stand country and most top 40, I LOATHE Lady Gaga. I also like 70's rock but that's my parents influence, they didn't listen to much popular music when I was growing up so I don't have much of an appreciation for 80's music.

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actually, it's biggie, biggie, biggie, can't you see, sometimes your words just hypnotize me.
not to nitpick, or anything.
I was replying the same thing earlier today, but I decided not to look like a biggie fan, as I later revealed that I am not!

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actually, it's biggie, biggie, biggie, can't you see, sometimes your words just hypnotize me.
not to nitpick, or anything.
See, this proves how biggie of a biggie fan I am. I remember something about his flashy ways in the song. Did I get that right? Do I win a prize?
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Thanks, girls, for getting Biggie songs stuck in my head all afternoon. In the car and shower I was singing

"Biggie give me one more chance... however, I stay Gucci down to the socks..."

and other random lyrics from various of his songs.

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OT, but http://www.break.com/index/christoph...oker-face.html

I can stomach Lady Gaga.

My taste hasn't changed a whole lot, but I have extrememly ecclectic taste. I like classical, opera, indie, grunge, some pop, stuff from the 60s and 70s, Sinatra, etc., and I'll also do trance and techno on occasion. About the only things I won't listen to are country and some rap.

My 2.5yo loves Bare Naked Ladies.
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I was replying the same thing earlier today, but I decided not to look like a biggie fan, as I later revealed that I am not!
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See, this proves how biggie of a biggie fan I am. I remember something about his flashy ways in the song. Did I get that right? Do I win a prize?
and I just love your flashy ways, guess that's why they're broke and you're so paid!

but my favorite biggie song of all time....It was all a dream! I used to read word up magazine....

lol I'm such a nerd.
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I'm in my 40's and I still enjoy listening to Jane's Addiction.
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I am 33 and ds1 is 16 and we listen to a lot of the same music.

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Not really because I listen to a lot of music that was already classic rock when I was a kid

I do spend a lot of time with the music of my youth though. I have Sirius radio and I switch between classic rewind (newer classic rock) and 80's alternative with some boneyard (metal) as well.

My kids love Led Zeppelin etc and they are learning new classics through Guitar Hero.
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Thanks, girls, for getting Biggie songs stuck in my head all afternoon. In the car and shower I was singing

"Biggie give me one more chance... however, I stay Gucci down to the socks..."

and other random lyrics from various of his songs.
nobody mentioned snoop, but i've had several doggystyle songs in my head all day thanks to this thread. probably because he had that song Lodi Dodi that said "Doggy, Doggy, Doggy, can't you see. Somehow your words just hypnotize me. And I just love your jazzy ways. Doggy Dogg, your love is here to stay" and then the next not-work-safe lines..
that was the first rap song I knew the whole thing by heart (besides the fresh prince song..)

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We listen to everything. Metal, modern rock, electronic music, disco, some rap, oldies, big-band, bluegrass, alternative, Weird Al and Flight of the Conchords. I can appreciate classical music and opera, but I don't really enjoy them unless it's a concert. I do not like contemporary country, and don't care for jazz.

When you guys mention "kids CDs, " are you talking about stuff like Kidz Bop? I agree that I would never buy that stuff. But I did buy music for children when they were little....compilations of songs like Old MacDonald, Oat-Peas-Beans-and-Barley-Grow, Mrs. Murphy's Chowder, the Erie Canal Song, etc. I still love nursery music.
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Current Top 40 music kinda makes my ears bleed. DD gets a chance to listen to it when she is in my friend's cars though. She likes a little of it, but prefers what we listen to at home. My taste runs towards post punk and some indie music. "The Engine Driver" by The Decemberists, Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out With Him" & "Your Hands (Together)" by The New Pornographers are some of her favorites at the moment.

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haha! i feel her pain! I had no idea until he was on SNL with Tina Fey. The only time I heard one of his songs I thought "Who is this chick singing? she has a pretty voice"
Dh and I were in the car one day and he ended up on some top 40ish channel. It took me forever to figure out that it was Justin Bieber and not some little girl singing.
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I haven't read all the replies but my girls have always listened to whatever I do. Mostly pop/ Alternative stuff.

I have edited a bit because my oldest Dd used the word "bitch" after hearing in in a Katy Perry song.

Lately we've beenlistening to a lot of movie scores and classical. No naughty words to be found there!
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SuburbanHippie:< I was anti-music for the last year and only listened to AM talk radio because I hate Lady Gaga that much. This is why. There's lots of Lady Gaga videos/songs on that website. I encourage people to read up on the subject.>

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That video is Madonna's "Like a Prayer" all over again. That website you linked takes it way too seriously.

I disagree. I think the Madonna video was more of a stand against racism and the double standards to church takes about it.

I have mixed feelings about Lady Gaga. I find her music very catchy and can't get her tunes out of my head, but her videos give me the creeps.
I hated both the Alejandro and Telephone videos but liked the songs.

I don't have to worry about my son (12) because he hates Lady Gaga. He does like a lot of Rap music where the words are very vulgar, but when they get to middle school you can no longer control what they listen to, so I would never even try to.
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[ grumble grumble kids these days ] It's Beatles. Beatles.

Someone moved my effing cheese.
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Interesting question. I'm elderly (47) and I listen to a wide variety of music, including pop, alternative, classical, world, etc. I even watch "That Metal Show" with my DH on Saturday nights (although neither of us are metal heads!) My first date with DH was at a Greatful Dead show in D.C., and I'm a huge fan of The Cure (saw them on their first American tour). I dig Laurie Anderson and I love Kings of Leon and Flaming Lips. I admit, DD and I dance to Gaga in our pajamas. I guess if I hear something that I like, I'll listen and enjoy. I grew up playing classical piano. I loved music from a very early age and I still love music. Music, for me, incompasses many things. Music of my youth has a sentimenal element for me, but I don't feel stuck in my youth.

One of my observations, however, are that many people of my parents' generation (they are in their 70s now) generally gravitate to oldie goldie music. My dad came of age in the era of Nat King Cole. There was a huge cultural divide between my parents' generation and the subsequent kids of the late 50s and early 60s. It seems like human culture was sliced in two right at that point. My mom and dad cannot relate to anything post 50s...unless it is of the Karen Carpenter type music (which tends to be fairly tame and pleasant). For as long as they both shall live, they'll never understand rock and roll (as we know it now) and they have only negative feelings about rap. For me, current pop music or even alternative music is just a progression of what I've always enjoyed or known. There is no cultural jump for me to listen to present music or to appreciate it. If that makes sense.
Yes to all of this. My dad is 87 and my mom would be 80.

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Ugh. Me either.

I had to laugh the other day at a bday party. All the girls were talking about Justin Bieber and my 8 year old looks at me and says "What's Justin Bieber?"
My 5 year old calls his Justin Beaver. She heard him at her cousins bday party, before that she didn't know who he was(we don't allow her to listen to that crap)

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I listen to anything, and it's totally unpredictable what DD will like. I have a lot of Bollywood, alt rock old and new, '60s rock, vocal jazz, classical, and some random stuff like '30s orchestras because I have a friend who loves that stuff and she got me interested.

DD HATES Neko Case, loves the Stones and the Beatles, is meh about most Bollywood (but likes the movies, go figure), and is surprisingly fond of the '30s stuff. And she adores They Might Be Giants because, come on, who doesn't love They Might Be Giants. She also likes old pop, we learned when she played "Just Dance" -- she has an MP3 player with some Blondie, Spice Girls, B-52s, ABBA, Bangles, and "Surfin' Bird."
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