Sunday, November 26, 2006

Papa was a pretentious music geek.

Check out this NY Times article about the teens and pre-teens of Brooklyn who are starting bands and creating their own under-21 indie rock scene. The interesting thing for me, though, is that the article is as much about the parents as it is about the kids. Indeed, these are parents who spend a lot of time modelling for their kids a proper disdain for all things pop, and boy is it a music snob's fantasy run wild when their kids take these lessons to heart. Says the father of the brother-sister (12 and 10 years old, respectively) act called Tiny Masters of Today: "They're making this kind of primitive, unprocessed, unfiltered music." My first question for Daddy is what we're honestly supposed to think about two pre-teens from one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Brooklyn playing a song with a chorus of: "Sticking it to the man everyday!" I also wonder how quickly the bile rises in his throat when he looks his kids up on iTunes and finds that listeners who bought songs by Tiny Masters of Today also opted for bubblegum masterpieces by the likes of Pussycat Dolls, Fergie, and Fall Out Boy.


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