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Rock 'n' Roll, Rebel Music

So yesterday was my teenage daughter's first day back at school, and she's telling me a little about her alienation, the teachers she can't relate to, the volleyball coach whose comments are only negative, blah blah, woof woof. So I tell her, you're a prime candidate for rock 'n' roll. It's a music of rebelliousness, of teen angst, it's anti-adult, etc. It'll reflect your mood, you'll identify with it. You know, like when Alice Cooper sings

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks

Well we got no class
And we got no principals
We ain't got no innocence
We can't even think of a word that rhymes

That's from back in my day. Surely her friends can hook her up with some current music to reflect her mood.

But then I realize that something's wrong. A parent shouldn't be encouraging a child's rebelliousness; a parent should be the VICTIM of a child's rebelliousness. The world is upside down.

I'll tell you whose fault it is: classic rock's. This must be the first generation of kids that digs their parents' music. We, the old farts, are supposed to hate their music; and they're supposed to hate ours, just like when I was a kid.



Note: Things are more complicated than I first realized. I'm reflecting now about how my daughter delights in tormenting me by blasting Journey and REO Speedwagon (bands from my era); and it's true that some of that Lady Gaga and Beyonce stuff she plays drives me up the wall. And while she sometimes complains about my jazz and my country, I caught her humming Sonny Rollins's "Doxy" the other day.

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Radio Free Marco

yeah. I can't listen to pop stations. I even find the classic rock stations to be a form of torture. I miss having the internet for the commercial free stations with endless jazz, blues, reggae, or even punk. whatever the mood requires. I miss your radio shows the most.
oh...rebellion...hmm. Sometimes I'll give the wrong time or stop a traffic line!

Re: Radio Free Marco

Thanks, Dandy
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