I remember very clearly as a child sitting with my mother listening to music, and commenting on how much I liked her old music. My mother always thought that it was ironic that for me music that came from the mid-60s and early 70s was old. As far as my mother was concerned this was the music that she was listening to just one decade ago, and so for her this music was relatively new. Now I am experiencing something similar. When I go online with my children and I tell them to click this link so that they can listen to music that I enjoyed in the early and late 90s, they make comments very similar to the ones I made to my mother.
To me it is just so weird to think that bands like Oasis, Boyz II Men, Green Day, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, produced music that the current generation thinks is old. I do not know why it is that we as humans seem to get stuck in a time warp when it comes to the music that we enjoy. For the majority of us there is a time in our lives when we are out exploring and finding new music, and then we reach a point where our musical expiration just stops. We no longer appreciate the newer music that is being made, and quite often find ourselves comparing it negatively to the music that we listened to when we were younger.
When I was younger I told myself that I would never be one of those guys who would be stuck listening to the music that he did when he was a teenager, and not know anything about music. And to some degree I have kept my word, because they do know something about some of the newer musical artists that are out there. However I have to admit that I hold a special fondness in my heart for the music that defined my teenage and early adult years.