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Re: 33 is the end?

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 10:14 pm
by Rob Hall
Adam Blake wrote:My daughter occasionally takes pity on me and turns me on to something new. Over the last couple of years I can honestly say I really like Bonobo... Thank goodness for kids!


My daughter also introduced me to Bonobo, and I love them (him) too.

I can't say that I hold with all of this 'everything stops at 33' theme. There's lots of good music being produced by people whose names are new to me, and I don't see why I shouldn't enjoy it, even if I am now in my 60s. If someone were to tell me that I shouldn't listen to something because I'm too old, I'd tell them what they can do with their opinion.

Re: 33 is the end?

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:47 am
by Garth Cartwright
Listening to Bonobo now, having never heard of them until Rob and Adam recommended. I guess so much new music is just recycling of that of previous era's it's easy to get jaded. At Womad NZ I caught a bunch of new artists, one who stood out was Flavia Coehlo - a Paris based Brazilian percussionist who mixes samba with reggae and rock. High energy, lots of fun - on at Rich Mix this coming Monday.

Rob, I don't think anyone is saying you should stop listening to new music aged 33, just a US Spotify survey found 33 was the age when listeners stopped clicking on new artists and more listened to old faves. I wonder what is nostalgia for today's 33 year olds? Whatever was big or "underground" at the start of the new millennium, I guess. After listening to Bonobo I will see if spotify has the new Boz Scaggs - getting very good reviews. I know, I'm not exactly cutting edge in my listening these days.

Re: 33 is the end?

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 1:41 pm
by Rob Hall
It was a half-hidden suggestion in a couple of posts that I was getting excited about, rather than the US survey.

The new Boz Scaggs is a mixed bag. It took me a couple of listens to decide that I hadn't wasted my money, but there's some dodgy stuff on there - his cover of the Band's 'Whispering Pines' with Lucinda WIlliams is bloody awful. The best thing on it is one of the three bonus tracks on the CD: his cover of Womack & Womack's 'M.P.B'. If you hunt around you might find it on his website or somewhere, but I doubt if it will be avaiable on Spotify. My favourite late-period Boz is still to be found on 'Some Change' and 'Come On Home'.