Fast-forward 25 some years, and I have not become my mom. No, I am more like my grandpa. Like Papa, my car radio seems to be permanently stuck on the local classical station. And I have on occasion actually turned up the volume when a favorite movement starts--ask my kids. They know the DJs and the commercials this station plays by heart.
It wasn't always this way. At first, we listened to the more hip stations until I started to drive my kids to school and discovered pre-school and the morning DJ don't mix. So we tried Radio Disney until a girl called in and sang a song she wrote 'My Brother is Stupid'. Not being played in this car. So we tried the Christian station. This was actually OK but I heard the faint twang of country and had to turn it off. I am sorry--I hate country music, really hate country music.
So we turned it to classical 101.1 and the radio has not budged in over two years. And the music has grown on me. I am catching myself downloading sonatas and concertos more often than any of the new stuff out there.
Luckily (and I use the term loosely) for me, I have a tween daughter so I know all about HSM and the Jonas Brothers. But as far as, let's say the entire top 50 on iTunes, I am at a loss. TI and Pink--are they big? I thought all the kids these days were into 3 Doors Down and Coldplay. Right?
Obviously I'm at a loss and I would like to know if there are any good NEW tunes out there. So I am asking y'all for help. Please tell me what you think one of the better new songs is right now for October 2008.
And just to say thanks, I am doing my very first give-away. Out of all the comments received by Wednesday, October 8, 11:59 pm, I am going to randomly select someone for a $10 iTunes gift card. I know that doesn't seem like much (remember I am a mom of 4) but it is 9 free songs to add to your player :)