That question came clear to me this weekend during our 4th of July celebration. The question came from Grandchildren. Not mine. They belonged to Nancie Kieweg. Nancy Niemann (the name you might be familiar with), lived across the street from me on Lindbergh Drive in Manitowoc. She was one year ahead of us in HS and dated Vic Schiegg. I married Joan, Nancie's cousin. That's why we still get together. Her dad, Joan's Uncle Kenny, turned 100 on the 4th of July. So we had a party - at her family home on Lindbergh Drive. We've been getting together for several years . . . Kenny at 95, 96, etc. and for the last couple of years I brought music. An Ipod and Bose portable speaker. I'd play all the oldies and pretty much everyone enjoyed the music. Well almost everyone. This year, because of the Turntable's "Do you know what your Grandchildren are listening to", I decided to do some research and update my Ipod with some "relevant " music! Relevant to those grandkids of 14 to 16 years of age. So when the question was asked by little Allie (Nancie's granddaughter 15) do you have some of OUR MUSIC? I was happy to say yes! "I think so".
Previewing the top 10 songs for years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 I picked the songs I liked best! Not as easy as it sounds, some of the music was really good but the lyrics were BAD! and I mean REALLY BAD! This I discovered by playing the music "with lyrics displayed" on youtube. After carefully previewing the songs, I found some real gems! I liked some of them so well that they replaced selections I had already chosen for last weeks Turntable. I knew I liked the music, but how about the kids?
Hope the rest of your summer is "Beachin!"!
Till Next Week