Yes, it certainly is. The bond that I still have with my teenage son and the 26-year-old teenager is that I'm a 60-year-old teenager...we have ROCK 'N ROLL in common...
Theirs is a different breed of it, but they respect "old school" rock and they are quick to recognize posers and phonies, of which there are many in that art medium, as well as great musicians, songwriters and performers. I was honored to have Kyle with me when I went to a Jerry Lee Lewis / Little Richard show a few years ago. Kyle could have been at Reliant Stadium for the Metallica concert; it was Hetfield's birthday and anything could happen (and does at Reliant Stadium...remember the wardrobe malfunction...) he said Metallica will be back, but this is a chance to see the pioneers of rock 'n roll, both of them in one place at one time...there's no telling when or if they'll be back...we had a blast! I, in turn, went to a Marilyn Manson concert at Verizon Wireless Center with Kyle and had a wonderful time. Don't ever let anybody say those guys can't play...they play like a Top Fuel dragster, only longer. They have teams of tech guys behind their amps running their stuff through processors and so forth. It ain't just a band standing there, it's dozens of people working a system...It's a different deal than us old guys, but man, what a sound. Marilyn's schtick was hilarious. He's laughing all the way to the bank, and the biggest jokes were on him that night. Anyway, I digress. I do believe a tie that binds is music, and rock 'n roll has been around long enough to keep generations in touch now. Great post, BP! WC1
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