I Think They Were Surprised.

Canada
July 18, 2009 7:39pm CST
When I came home from the coffee shop, two of my neighbours were sitting on the communal patio, having a few beers. They had a stereo out there, and a bunch of tapes of 80's music. One of them asked me how old I was. I told him I was born in 82. One of the guys was born in 72. The guy wanted to know if I knew any of the stuff on the tapes, and really didn't believe me when I told him I didn't. LOL So I handed him my CD player and asked if he'd heard of Vice Vukov (a singing Croatian politician). Anyone else out there who really doesn't listen to music typical of their agegroup, or cultural heritage? I'm not Croatian (or Serbian, or Bosnian) but I do love the music from that area of the world.
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@windymyre (210)
• United States
23 Jul 09
I think I would have gotten along with your neighbors pretty well! I love 80s music. I guess I'm really uncultured when it comes to music. I pretty much stick to rock & roll or country. I definately stay away from the oldies channel. Although, from what I've been told, the oldies that I knew as 50s & 60s music now includes 70s & 80s. ack!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 09
If you have the ears for good music you will appreciate all kind of music regardless of its origin. I like music and listen to all kinds of music except for hip hops which can never register in my list of music I like. To me hip hops are not music at all but some kind of incomprehensible lyrics that are crazy and only cater for certain group of people and mostly the youngsters.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
20 Jul 09
I can understand part of his singing. It is very patriotic, mainly about his country. I am very surprised that you like it, I would expect someone age 70 or older to listen to his singing..... Good for you that you like music from other countries...thanks to Internet I listen to international music I wouldn't be able to listen to....
• United States
19 Jul 09
i admit to listening to patsy cline occasionally. that was a bit before my time,but she had such a unique voice.
• United States
19 Jul 09
I listen to a diverse genre of music and listened to the music of the 70 and 80's because those were the days I was learning to become who i am now. i was born mid 60's. In College and even now I tend to listen to the music of the 60's especially Bob Dylan, Joan Biaz and Neil Young. The 70 and 80's music are known more for disco and the dancing pop beat -not very deep music lyric wise. Today I listen to everything from folk to rap. A lot depends on my mood. I will also try and listen to any artist my friends recommend as by doing so I think you get to know a person better and what they are about or at least where they are at in life. Music is also transcontinental. All humans enjoy song and dance from the beginning of time through present day. No one can beat it out of you.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
19 Jul 09
LOL my music taste is so eclectic that I always leave someone a bit surprised. I go with the feeling the music brings me and it can be any kind of music, coming from various sources. I am not completely familiar with Croatian music, but you have made me curious and I will be checking it soon:)
@eysian (125)
• United States
19 Jul 09
one of my friends who highly respect other cultures listen to chinese music as well as many japanese music, but he's korean :P
@KrauseHome (36340)
• United States
19 Jul 09
Well, I was born in 64, so I would probably be quite familiar with some of the music they were listening too, as I listened to a lot of different music back then and still do. Not sure if I would be familiar with the type of music you listen too but then I feel you do not always have to even understand all of the words sometimes to enjoy a song. But that is the Great thing about Music is there is so much out there to enjoy for sure.
@ElicBxn (61051)
• United States
19 Jul 09
EGADS! You are all young enough to be my CHILDREN! I don't really listen to a lot of music, at all, and kind of prefer rock and roll, but maybe more late 60's, 70's and 80's, but if something is good, I'll listen to that too.
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
19 Jul 09
I've never heard of ANY of the music that you talk about!! But of course, I would know what THEY were listening to. I was born in the 50's but there is some 50's music that I like, thanks to a first husband who was 11 and a half years older than I and who listened to some of it. I'll have to admit that I haven't listened to much outside of my culture.