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I also played those instruments in school, and more. My Senator (Patrick Leahy) agrees with me that music should never be cut from the budget. I would not want to be the one who has to live with that task.Thank God my daughter has shown an interest in guitar and piano, I'll give her my clarinet if she wants it.
Younger people have a harder time appreciating good music because they are so far removed from it, they are force fed whatever is on the radio, and that's mostly S***, they never get exposure to the good stuff unless we pull out the vinyl or you were lucky enough to find it on cd. There is no more anticipation of when an album comes out and you rush to the store to get it, so you can go home and listen to it hundreds of times, tick off your parents, and pore over the liner notes until you know them by heart. They're plugged into iPods, they don't even listen to music with their friends anymore, there's no more interaction. Many a band was formed by a group of kids sitting around someone's bedroom listening to Led Zepplin saying"I want to do that!"
Man, you are so right. Congratulations to you about your daughter. That is good to hear. My daughter from my first marriage is aspiring to be a concert violist. I could not be happier. Though, she never heard me play, I`m just so proud and surprised that this is what she is pursuing. Currently she tours with the all state Westchester County Orchestra, and teaches young children music. I always wondered, if I went to Music and Art in Manhattan, instead of De Witt Clinton in high school, where I would be now.
Well, I hope your daughter continues to move forward in music, and enjoys it. The I - pod. I`ve kinda took a deaf ear to it. However, I must say, if anything, its a great archival tool. If we had something like the I - pod coming up, all our music would be stored on it. They all seem to be more concerned about how many songs they have on the I - pod. Not for listening of course, but just to say I have more than you. I see him changing tunes everyday, Why?
And as far as losing the whole experience in buying music, you are so right.
I do not know where you live, or how well you know N.Y. but, Tower Records, an institution here in New york, just recently closed its doors. No more talking to knowledgeable staff who love and KNOW their music. No more excitement, like you said, about looking at the liner notes, artwork, etc. on the LP. What, can I tell you. Nothing is important or sacred, anymore.
Check this, I asked my stepson`s friend, if he knew, that there was an original "War Of The Worlds" movie, his answer was no!! What does that tell you??!!