Saturday, November 10, 2007

Kids these days

I went out last night to see one of my favourite local pub bands. They play original 50's rock and roll. I love it because the music is happy music. It makes me smile, and I can't stop dancing.

I was outside having a cig, chatting to a fellow fan, and talking about kids these days. She works in a record shop, and has an endless supply of funny stories about teenagers and their seach for coolness. Honestly, if you are a kid these days, and you want to get into music, you have a lot to catch up on. But they seem to be skipping the basics in building their knowledge.

Right on cue, a gang of kids these days walked by. They said, "Are you into this rockabilly shit?" as they heard the electric guitar, piano, bass and drums from inside the pub. We said, "This isn't rockabilly shit. This is rock and roll."
KTD: What do you mean by rock and roll? We love Guns 'n' Roses and the Doors. They rock.
Us: This music is from before Guns 'n' Roses and the Doors.
KTD: ...?...
Us: You know, old 50's style rock and roll? People like Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.
KTD: Who's Chuck Berry?"
Us: ...?...
KTD: What other people would we know about?
Us: Elvis?
KTD: Elvis? I wouldn't call him the king of rock and roll!

3 comments:

Ann said...

"KTD: Elvis? I wouldn't call him the king of rock and roll!"

now that's just sad!

URBAN PEDESTRIAN said...

Did you know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?

Luisa Perkins said...

Unbelievable. What are they teaching them in school these days?!?