Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Music and the times, Old people ask ‘Is that Music?’

 Memorable Automobiles from The Past:

 This is Frank Sinatra and his T-Bird

For today:

I watched ‘Short Takes’ from the ‘Grammy Awards’ with the ‘AMAZING DISPLYS OF TALENT’. Not only could I not understand a word that was spoken or ‘sung’, but some of those actions would have sent someone to jail for lewd and lascivious displays, in earlier years.

 I was raised in a time when Sinatra and Dino were popular. I was there when rock and roll started and Elvis could not be shown on TV from the waist down.

My mind isn’t completely gone because I remember many people over the age of 36 were sure the youth of the 50s were going to hell in a hand basket listening to that ‘CRAP’.

Sammy Davis Jr. and his Rolls Royce.

So now I am old, and I know how they felt; but were they right????? ....... Yes, partially. Most of us grew up, defended the constitution, paid taxes and became solid citizens. So despite that ‘nasty’ display I witnessed, I know it is possibly that some of our grands thought it was great. If so, I know none of them are wild, crazy, ignorant nor stupid.

 They will survive it all and make good decisions down the road. I really do not know what music my mama and dad liked  AT THAT TIME. I know their interests were hymns & gospel songs. I cannot remember my parents listening to a record player.

Dean Martin and his Stutz!

But I cannot help but think the kids of today are missing songs that say this, as they sit and smooch (Do kids still smooch when they are in love, or just look at their phones??) :

Dean Martin’s ‘Memories Are Made of This’



Take one fresh and tender kiss
Add one stolen night of bliss
One girl, one boy
Some grief, some joy

Memories are made of this

Don't forget a small moonbeam
Fold it lightly with a dream
Your lips and mine
Two sips of wine

Memories are made of this

Then add the wedding vows
One house where lovers dwell
Three little kids for the flavor

Stir carefully through the days
See how the flavor stays,

These are the dreams you’ll savor!


PS: Today we visited with Bud and Di, two good friends. We talked a long time as we sat for lunch. As we stood to leave Di said, “WE sat so long my butt went to sleep.”

Bud innocently(?) spoke up, “Yeah, I think I heard it snoring!”

The rascal has always been fast on his feet! Good night Y’all!


Dar said...

My oh my, Jack! You sure said it right about the Grammy talent/no talent but extremely lewd and lascivious. Won't their mama's be proud....sorry for the mama's. I had to switch channels until the display was gone....did you notice the clapping was nearly nothing......I believe the Grammy's lost rating or should have. I love the 30's-60's music over any of today's stuff...even a lot of the country music isn't good ol' country anymore. In respect to music, I'm stunned with the exception of a handful. I'm old too...still defending our constitution as it was written, and appalled there are those that want it all rewritten. What's happening? I still believe ' In God We Trust.' Loved Bud's reply to Di and especially loved the old-timers with their cool cars. Keep on hoping......for a better future for our grandloves and theirs.
loven'hugs from up north where the snow piles are finally receding. yes!!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I think every generation says the same thing about the youngsters. It does seem to be getting worse we can only hope that something we''ve taught them follows through and influences something they do. Yes we all grew up just fine, hopefully they will too!

Mevely317 said...

Great post, Jack. Ya, I had no desire to watch the Grammy's -- and wasn't in the least disappointed to read where their ratings tanked. Some journalist called it, 'Politicized" and "Vulgar." Makes me really sad to think our young people are becoming de-sensitized.
But then, I listen to Dean singing "Memories are Made of This" and I get glad again.

Sending love from tornado-wrought Alabama. 'Gonna be a long night.

Lisa said...

The music I used to listen to, my parents did not approve of, is now played on the “Easy Listening” station.
I have always tried to accept the music my daughter listened to as she grew up but it was mostly boy bands and teenage idols just like when I was young. I’m glad I never had to hear heavy metal or rap music coming from down the hall.