It's what my parents listened to....it's what I listened to until I discovered that there was more to life (though some may beg to differ) than The Beatles, Grand Funk Railroad, and the Grateful Dead.
It was around grade six when I started experimenting with bands like Ministry, Skinny Puppy, The Smiths, The Dead Kennedy's and the like. I wore a lot of black. My parents hated it.
It was around grade nine that I realized that even though I could appreciate Ministry every now and again, I just didn't want to listen to them as much as I wanted to say goodbye to the yellow brick road, and discuss the merits of the Stranglehold. It wasn't the drugs either, it was the music people. That's not all I listened too, there was The Tragically Hip, Smashing Pumpkins, Ween...and well, the Beastie Boys were always a constant. But I always fell back on the Classics.
As I got older I began to appreciate hip hop. The Roots, Tribe, De La Soul...yadda yadda yadda. And you know other stuff like Radiohead, Beck...you get the picture. But when I'm in my car, WCSX (classic rock station) is usually my first choice. If I have to throw in a cd, it's Dylan or the Dead.
My point is that currently every night in our house we dance. If we aren't at home, we dance at our friends house.
Sometimes it's to the White Stripes, sometimes it's to James Brown or Stevie Wonder, sometimes it's King Reign.....sometimes it's Bon Jovi (whoo hoo). It just makes me wonder, with Johnny Cash, Dr. Dre, and the Grateful Dead to dance to every night. What music will Miles take to? What music will he fall back on when all the "trendy" bands come and go? Perhaps I don't care as long as he keeps dancing....perhaps I secretly hope he will hold on tightly to the classics....but aren't they all?