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There'll be peace

2007-12-30 17:29:53.840505+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

We've houseguests this weekend, one of whom is an 8th grader who's learning to play guitar and into metal. So last night while the rest of the crowd was playing Scrabble he refreshed me on the chords and I tried to teach him as much as I remembered of Stairway To Heaven[Wiki], and then, in honor of cleaning out stuff we never use for the impending move, raided the CD collection for stuff he might like that I don't listen to any more. The complete Led Zeppelin[Wiki], Joe Satriani[Wiki], Eric Johnson[Wiki], and I put on a few others that I'm keeping but thought he should hear, like Leo Kottke[Wiki] and Michael Klapholz[Wiki]. One of the things I found interesting was trying to figure out some old riffs that were deeply ingrained in my memories but I couldn't place exactly, so I was saying things like "I think this from that Yes[Wiki] song, you know..." and he said "wait, there was a band called 'Yes'?".

Truly a "was Paul McCartney ever in a band before Wings?" moment.

This morning, Elf pointed to this video of a 10 year old playing all 3 parts to "Carry On", in the context of talking about generations and music, and as soon as the gang is up and about I'm going to show it to them.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Music Scrabble Video Michael Klapholz ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2008-01-01 14:27:52.34041+00 by: concept14

I've had to explain Yes to youngsters by saying "People who like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd might like Yes too."

#Comment Re: made: 2008-01-03 09:09:24.273967+00 by: ebradway

I gave up trying to explain early rock, especially prog rock, after finding that even my generational peers don't get album rock. "You mean Phil Collins wasn't the original vocalist for Genesis?"

#Comment Re: made: 2008-01-03 15:24:15.559242+00 by: TheSHAD0W

"You mean Ozzy wasn't the original vocalist for Black Sabbath?"