I've always prided myself on being a good parent... I've introduced the kids to the Boss, Bono, Andrea Bocelli... They returned the favor and brought me Linkin Park, Matchbox Twenty, the Streets, Corinne Bailey Rae, Metallica, Paolo Nutini...
But something has gone very wrong.
My kids, the Indie music scene fans, the kids who go to local shows instead of big concerts, the ones who ask for "Tegan and Sara" CDs for birthday gifts and not Daughtry... these kids who won't listen to top 40 radio like, no, they love Journey. Journey! Steve Perry. 1970s bloated vocals. Four part chords as music. Melodrama as emotion. Cliches as lyrics.
"When the lights, go down, in the ci-tay..." Oh God no!
I've had to listen to "Don't Stop Believing" on repeat in the family room up to ten times in one session.
I'm trapped in forgettable 1970s rock.
Get me out!