The Truth About Music and Getting Older

Some things just say it all very succinctly, like this great cartoon from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. I had a discussion a couple of years back with a friend about how newer rock bands seemed less distinct than when we grew up, and we wondered if kids today even know who all the members are in their favorite groups. They do. And they know all the lyrics, too, just like we did back in the day. If you think about, was the glut of Eighties hair bands any different than the current overgrowth of emo? I will submit, however, that it seems like more kids are listening to “old” music today than when I was a teen, and there are far fewer real rock stars emerging. Just saying.