Generations and Music

It’s funny that I keep forgetting I’m in a relationship with a younger woman.

Most of my life has been spent in relationships with women a few years my senior, but LadySavina was in elementary school when I was in college.  I keep thinking she’ll pick up on Beatles references (after all, she’s from England) but, no, she’s from the wrong generation.  Her equivalent of my Beatles was U2.

So when I talk about the ‘Paul is dead’ hoax, and ‘who was the Walrus,’ I get blank stares.

Contrary to what you might think, this is actually a good thing.  Instead of making it hard to relate, it’s enchanting to explore each other’s fresh points of view.  We talk endlessly.  Joyfully.  I find her fascinating.

I also take comfort in the fact that her favorite band was influenced by my favorite band.

Meanwhile, my own kids have discovered the Beatles after seeing the movie “Across The Universe.”  I keep hearing things like, “Oh, it’s that old group dad kept forcing us to listen to.  They’re not bad!”

I suppose in twelve years, LadySavina’s youngest is going to discover U2.

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8 thoughts on “Generations and Music

  1. I’m a generation (and a half?) removed from the Beatles heyday, but I developed a deep appreciation for their wonderful songcraft (and for their influence on modern music) . . .
    Goo Goo Ga Joob . . .

  2. Yep.  Mine was being born when I was entering HS.  It’s amazing.  Makes me feel like I get a second chance at the last 18 years, except I get to bring along all the things I learned as tools.  I love it.

  3. Cute….
    You two seem adorable together and meant to be…..
    I know what you mean about the ‘blank stares’ though. I get those from my kids! You should see the embarassment on their faces when I air guitar in the car to some classic rock song….It is hilarious. Hmmmm why do I like to embarass my kids? I shall go ponder that now…

  4. I can relate to your post heremy 2 kids are 17 years apart…my first kidis 16 years younger than I ….So we have a universe of music dilemas including the beatles  as well…I could never get with the hip-hop or rap but they feel right at home with my temptations, aretha or james taylor and van morrison.

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