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  • #16
    Actually, if I never had to hear the clumsy and obvious tuning on her voice that we became accustomed to in the Nashville pop era of her career again -- and if she hadn't won a Grammy for female Country Vocalist of the Year, celebrated on awards night by one of the most ear-shredding, tuneless TV vocal performances since Roseanne Barr decided to mangle the "Star Spangled Banner" -- I'd be a lot more inclined to forgive and forget.



    FWIW, music intended for teenyboppers of either sex has almost never appealed to me. I didn't like 1910 Fruitgum Company, David Cassidy, the Archies, Ohio Express, the Partridge Family, etc, then. But I find this big budget, high gloss paean to tweaker trash culture somewhat more disturbing. At least most of those earlier teen-products were designed to project a wholesome image. I'm not sure how I'd feel if my teen daughter wanted to hang around with a style-challenged mutt like the dude in the vid.
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      Quote Originally Posted by blue2blue
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      I'm not sure how I'd feel if my teen daughter wanted to hang around with a style-challenged mutt like the dude in the vid.




      Oh... you get used to that!
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      • #18
        Maybe I'd rise to the job but I don't think I have what it takes. Every guy she went out with who reminded me of me at that age would be chased down the block with a sawed off...
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          Quote Originally Posted by blue2blue
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          FWIW, music intended for teenyboppers of either sex has almost never appealed to me. I didn't like 1910 Fruitgum Company, David Cassidy, the Archies, Ohio Express, the Partridge Family, etc, then. But I find this big budget, high gloss paean to tweaker trash culture somewhat more disturbing




          I haven't really heard a lot of her music but I saw a feature with Taylor Swift on 60 minutes a few years ago and I have to say I was truly impressed by her songwriting ability especially at such a young age. I think she was still a teenager and had already written several hit records.



          I think most of today's teenybopper music is just manufactured musical image product. I imagine Katy Perry, Britney Spears and the like just showing up to sing over some hot shot producers pre-programed tracks and having very little say in the final product. I got the impression that Taylor Swift was pretty involved in the making of her music.

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            Quote Originally Posted by blue2blue
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            FWIW, music intended for teenyboppers of either sex has almost never appealed to me. I didn't like 1910 Fruitgum Company, David Cassidy, the Archies, Ohio Express, the Partridge Family, etc, then.




            Oh come on blue2blue you had to like some teeny bopper music as a child didn't you?



            When I was a kid I just loved the Banana Splits.



            I remember collecting Kelloggs cereal box tops and sending them in to order their records. I still remember the anticipation of waiting for what must have been at least a month before I received two yellow 45s with four songs on each. Man I loved those records and would play them everyday when I got home from school.



            I guess you could say the Banana Splits were one of my first influences musically.



            When I saw them on TV I knew that was what I wanted to do when I grew up.



            This was my favorite:






            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOB4tdabgoA

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            • #21






              Quote Originally Posted by Folder
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              Oh come on blue2blue you had to like some teeny bopper music as a child didn't you?



              When I was a kid I just loved the Banana Splits.



              I remember collecting Kelloggs cereal box tops and sending them in to order their records. I still remember the anticipation of waiting for what must have been at least a month before I received two yellow 45s with four songs on each. Man I loved those records and would play them everyday when I got home from school.



              I guess you could say the Banana Splits were one of my first influences musically.



              When I saw them on TV I knew that was what I wanted to do when I grew up.



              This was my favorite:






              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOB4tdabgoA




              Well, there was this little, yellow, plastic 78 rpm of "Mairsy Doats" that used to drive my folks nuts...





              ADDENDUM: And I should hasten to say that even though I listened to some cool music in my middle school/early high school years (jazz, boss, folk), I also listened to stuff that was pretty universally accepted as lame. Dude, I owned a Mantovani album. That was even too square for my folks. There was just this period when I was fascinated by the sound of string ensembles, what can I say. And Mantovani had, you know,, that glistening thing pretty good as I recall. But it's... uh... been a while.
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