As far as I am concerned we lived through the greatest and most important musical era since the late 1700's / early 1800's. The 60's, 70's, 80's and early 90's were a constant madhouse mixture of exhilarating new styles, designs and behaviors in the world of music. Rock N'Roll, New Wave, Metal, Jazz, Reggae....It was all so groundbreaking and passionate and powerful.
Can you remember the scene with Mike Damone in Fast times at Ridgemont High? I think it exemplifies my feelings about the whole era.
"Your Mommy's Alright, Your Daddy's alright...dodadadadada......
Can you honestly tell me you forgot? Forgot the magnetism of Robin Zander, or the charisma of Rick Nielsen?"
Well, there is a new hit series out on HBO called "Vinyl" by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. It gives us a first hand look, through the eyes of a big time record executive, at our world of music that lived on vinyl. You can read about in our article "In Vinyl, Baby Boomers Finally Get Their Say" penned by Patrick Freyne a writer for The Irish Times.
Speaking of "Our" music, there's an article from "Salon" magazine that discusses the question of whether every time a Baby Boomer buys an album reissue from musicians of our era are they taking money away from today's musicians. Maybe we should support our children's musical habits and stop buying old Bob Dylan re-releases.
Speaking of old albums, who didn't have at least a half a dozen George Carlin comedy albums played so many times that you could recite his entire stand up routines even when your were terrifically stoned? Wanna few laughs? Why don't you check out the "Videos" section of my magazine for a hilarious jab at Baby Boomers by George. Hey, if we can't laugh at ourselves huh?
It's easy to tell them about it.
Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.
The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!