Dazed and confused…

Today, while all my windows were open in the house, I heard the wafting sounds of 70s and 80s rock from a neighbor’s house.  This is a neighbor that I would guess to be a bit older than me (but let me emphasize “guess” as I am not all that great at estimating folks’ ages).  I had a moment when I thought – wow, he is listening to some good tunes over there – my kind of music.  I was a bit surprised, because I have in my mind that he is older and I would have guessed that he was not in touch with the more updated music trends…at least not as much as me.  Then it hit me – 70s and 80s rock is old people music.

Holy crud.  My music – the music I went through my teens, twenties and thirties with – is now the equivalent of what Andy Williams, Lawrence Welk, and the Lennon Sisters were when I was young.  How in the world did this get past me?  When did groups such as the Allman Brothers, America, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Chicago, and Led Zepplin become the poster children for old fogie music?  And when the heck did I slide over from being a hipster to being an old fogie who needs to be more concerned with breaking a hip?

Wow.  I guess it is time to face the music.  I am the old person my parents used to be – I am a musical dinosaur.  You’ll have to excuse me now…I need to go watch and listen to Zeppelin’s classic Dazed and Confused on YouTube and reflect upon how I missed the memo that music has moved on without me.

Day one thousand four hundred and seven of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

About Ms. C

I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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5 Responses to Dazed and confused…

  1. Miki says:

    It is a rude awakening, isn’t it?

  2. Keep Fighting Sioux says:

    Dazed and confused…

    A great film as well…

  3. Stan Stelter says:

    My music is even older. But my comment is to improve your writing – waft is a verb not a modifier :)

  4. Kathi says:

    I actually had those same thoughts about 6 months ago, and not just about music. The music that I grew up listening to and dancing to, is not what the ‘younger’ people listen too! But why not, it’s good!! OMGsh, that’s exactly what my parents said when I said I didn’t like listening to their music and that it sounded old. So is classical rock considered old people music? But to be honest, I have noticed the younger generation liking rock and roll and classic rock. If anyone watches The Voice, a lot of them sing songs from the late 70’s and early 80’s. Like they say, rock and roll will never die.

  5. B-dubya says:

    I’m claiming Relic Status!!! I was a teen when Elvis made his first TV appearance on Ed Sullivan’s show, Bill Haley’s Comets had everybody bopping to Shake, Rattle and Roll, and for mellow, we had The Platters. Parents thought the country was going to h**l in a handbasket (whatever that was), but they hoped that Pat Boone would bring us all to our senses. Seems like yesterday………..

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