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Note to self: find out how Andrew wants to restructure this paragraph in light of the fact that EDM is not a new musical fad.

Bless him. He rightly writes about 60s music most of the time, since he knows nothing about most music made in his lifetime. But when one of those 60s bands carries on until now, he can run up against some issues.

Admittedly not as many as the Beach Boys fans he told me about the other day, who are pleased that one of them is doing a song with the guy from Sugar Ray because it means he's helping "young musicians." The guy's in his forties and Sugar Ray was a thing when I was in high school...

Being as charitable as I can: to people obsessed with musicians in their seventies, this guy must seem like quite the whippersnapper. But really, I suspect they just think that anyone they haven't heard of can't really be famous yet.

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Date: 2017-07-14 10:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilysea
I bet I could win bets that this book was written by someone in his thirties; no one would believe it. :)

Ahahahahahahahahahahahah! :D

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Date: 2017-07-14 10:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilysea
A psychologist (who is somewhere between 50 and 70) asked me yesterday if I was old enough to remember what a rag doll was.

I'm 40.

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Date: 2017-07-14 02:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
I have no idea what EDM is...

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Date: 2017-07-14 02:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
I could say 'after my time', but that places my time as before my lifetime and while I've often felt that way (since I was about six or so) it's not clever or useful.

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Date: 2017-07-15 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theandrewhickey
It's not "after your time", it really is a term used exclusively in the USA. It seems to mean literally anything with a drum machine and a synth on it. It seems to cover everything from Giorgio Moroder to house to dubstep to Fatboy Slim, and is used in the USA as a sort of generic catch-all term for all of that in much the same way "rock" could be used as a generic catch-all that would cover Little Richard, the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, the Ramones, and Radiohead.

The track I was talking about is one that's a bad pastiche of late-70s disco -- I described it as sounding "like something Billy Joel might have done in 1983 imagining himself to be “New Wave”." -- but many Beach Boys fans threw up their hands in horror at the young persons' skiffle music contaminating their precious AOR album.

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Date: 2017-07-15 01:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
I know enough to infer that from your point of view it's all but useless as a critical term...

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Date: 2017-07-15 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theandrewhickey
Yep. Which is actually all I know as well (I know that those (sub)genres are distinct things, but I couldn't identify any of them by ear). My knowledge of popular music is encyclopaedic between about 1927 and 1977, patchy for the twenty years either side of that, and pretty much nonexistent after the mid nineties.

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Date: 2017-07-15 08:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] colonelsandgeeks
Have you head about that american DJ who 'discovered' Annie Lennox? *g*

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