>The music of my childhood makes me smile. I hear the Bee Gees and it reminds me of a simpler time with simpler pleasures and frustrations. Of course, back then worrying about that spelling homework I didn’t finish was a big deal that kept me up at night. Or wondering if Santa would bring me that Barbie Doll I wanted…he didn’t by the way. Then there was the joy of no school because of a snow day. I can easily remember the thrill of playing with my Easy Bake Oven and marveling at the way a mere light bulb baked a cake. And don’t even get me started on the smell of fresh Play-Doh.
I wonder if the “kids” today will feel the same way. Will they hear Britney Spears and think the same thing? Or maybe Backstreet Boys?
I remember people hating almost everything disco. On one of those “I Love the (Insert Decade Here)” shows I remember watching a clip of a bunch of disco records being burned in the middle of a baseball field. It was some radio station’s form of protest/self-promotion.
Which leaves me with the question…Is pop music from the late 90s/early 2000s worse than disco? Or is it comparing apples to oranges? Both crap in their own ways, yet secretly enjoyed by millions?