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10 Things Your Kids Won’t Understand About Music

When it comes to talking about certain aspects of music with my teenage nephew, I might as well be speaking some dead Kalahari bushman dialect. Although we have a lot in common, there’s just as much dividing us. For example, when I told him about lining up at midnight on a Monday to be among the first to buy a hot new album at 12:01am, he looked at me like I was a bad smell.

Pigeons and Planes has this gallery of things that your kids just won’t understand about music. They include

  • Album jackets, artwork and liner notes.
  • The concept of waiting to hear new music or waiting to see a cool new video.
  • Taping songs off the radio.

Once you go through the list, feel free to add anything else you think your kids won’t get. And while you’re at it, tell them to stay off my damn lawn.



Alan Cross

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