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Mix CD

I made a CD of pop songs I suspected my wee kids would like. Given the following playlist, evidently I think my kids will enjoy a lot of '80s synthesizer. (And some occasional catchy '60s guitar.) Because, hey, that's what *I* like.

And track 15 is by The Monkees, of course. Silly iTunes and its failure to shrink long titles so they're readable.

The kids *love* a couple of Vampire Weekend tracks from a previous mix CD, and I attribute that to the bouncy strings riff, so I'm hoping they can relate to a similar sound in keyboards.

And let me know if you need a copy of this CD too. ;)



Sep. 14th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Our musical tastes are mostly formed in our teens and early twenties - after that they stay frozen until eventually we have teenagers of our own. So all the songs on your playlist are on mine, or would be if I was organized enough, and I'm aware of the music my kids listen to now, but the 1990s (or more accurately about 1995-2005) are a lost decade to me, musically. It's always interesting to see what music of their parents' youth the kids pick up (my younger daughter's phone is packed with They Might Be Giants) and which of theirs get stuck in our heads. (Right now two songs are playing in mine, simultaneously advising me that (a) all the other kids with the pumped-up kicks better run, better run, and (b) I should take the skinheads bowling, take them bowling.)
Sep. 15th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Heheh--your daughters have good taste! (Not a surprise, really.) Thanks to Seattle's KEXP, I am familiar with both those songs, and think them quite catchy. Though isn't "Take the Skinheads Bowling" from way back when?

I rely on KEXP to keep me at least moderately up-to-date, as far as indie/"alternative" music goes. I'm quite out of touch with top 40 now, with the exception of those groups who cross over from the alternative side.
Sep. 19th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, the Camper Van Beethoven part is from my own youth...