There’s something about listening to sixties music on a hot sunny day that puts me right back to my childhood, It’s a good feeling – warm and safe and exciting, full of possibilities. I’m not sure if that is what it felt like to be young or whether it’s something to do with memory of a time and place. I find the music fresh and confident in a way that is different from later music, even that of the seventies when I was a teenager.
I want to listen to music that is new and original now, but it all feels derivative to me. Sorry, young folks. I am in curmudgeonly mode tonight. Bring me something to match Mick Jagger, John Fogarty, Roger Daltry, Janis Joplin, and all the rest, yes, even Lennon and McCartney!
Is this what music from every childhood sounds like?