Saturday, August 15, 2009

Swing Time

The other day we were in the car listening to a program called "Swing Time" featuring songs from big bands in the 1940s. We heard a few lively tunes (yes, I'm angry that I can't remember the specific numbers) when my 11 year-old made this interesting observation:

All the old songs are about getting together and all the new songs are about breaking apart.
Clearly, this isn't true in either case, but I thought her differentiation between the upbeat sounds of swing music and the maudlin country-pop she's been listening to an excellent one.

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