From here to there and back: “Save the attitude. Sure, maybe we’ve hung onto some of that music for too long, unable to appreciate all the new sounds out there. But what you are going to find, as far as music goes, is that you set the soundtrack for your life between the ages of 14 and 21. Beyond that, you, too, will find it difficult to expand your listening into other areas. The music that you grew up with will stay with you. Much of it is disposable – look back at any list of what was hot in the 60s, 70s, or 80s, and a lot of it is crap – but some of it will have endurance. After all, we all still consider the Beatles great”
I’ll differ with Cindy on the last sentenance. While pioneers, the Beatles are not great. They did what they did first and most famously of any in their generation. The Beatles song catalog for me is a reminder of what someone else thought was great.
As for the rest of her rant about teenagers in the source piece, she’s spot on.