Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Day - A Musical Lament

I was talking to the Banker the other day about the shows and music that defined our generation. As he is 4 years older than I am , he had “Beverly Hills, 90210” as a show that defined his generation. What do I have? There are no shows that so defined a group of people growing up in the early 1990s.

And musically, we are screwed. I do not want to be known as the generation that had the Backstreet Boys and N*Sync as the most popular bands in the world. We don’t have a Jimi Hendrix or the Doors, or Janis Joplin (who I heard on my way in this morning, (Cry, Baby). We don’t have a figure or a sound that speaks for us or who we are. And that is sad.

Does this mean we are definition-less? Indescribable? Speechlessness inducing? Or just too annoying to put words to?

I guess I could just go on enjoying and claiming the music of the past. I am one of the few people I know who likes and can appreciate the musicality of James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Janis and Eric Clapton; as well as most of the music from the generation previous to that.

Oh, and happy May Day. It is a beautiful one here in the Middle. I NEED A MAYPOLE!


At 9:49 AM , Blogger chinchilla said...

Dawson's Creek?

At 11:14 AM , Blogger HelloBettyLou said...


At 6:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice May pole. Love MOM

At 9:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Seinfeld, Simpsons, REM, The Cure

The '90s were also the years in which the greatest POLITICIAN of my lifetime reigned as president, Bill Clinton.



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