One Person's Experience

By Robb
Wednesday, Jul 19th, 2023

In my last post, I wrote about how '80s music was better than all other decades. As you may imagine, this elicited a good number of responses from well-meaning, but wrong, people making cases for other decades. The interesting thing was that, in large part, responses were either pro-'80s or pro-'70s. No other decade came close.

The truth is, they all have good music.

I should be quick to say that I love much of the 70’s music. The first time I remember loving music was that of John Denver ('70s icon). I’m sure it had to do with "Grandma’s Feather Bed" and the fact that my Grandmom had one.

In fact, my first concert was John Denver at the Von Braun Civic Center on my eighth birthday. Or at least that’s how I remember it. Maybe I just got the tickets for my birthday, I don’t know. I was so excited. Mom, Dad and I went to the concert, front row tickets … and I slept through most of it.

What can I say? I was 8 years old. I’ve always been an early-to-bed guy, even as a teenager. Sorry, if you’re looking for someone to party with, you might look elsewhere. My intentions are good, but I just can't hang.

My last concert was a year or so ago, Jason Mraz. And as much as I love some Jason Mraz, and as great as he was, I still had trouble staying awake.

Why do I write this? Two reasons. First, to offer my most sincere apologies to you ’70s music fans. You did indeed make a strong case for your decade.

Second, it leads me to recognize that just like sleep patterns, all of this is only opinion, based on one person and their experience.

I should not have led my last post with the statement "'80s music is superior." I suppose it should have been more along the lines of, "My favorite music is from the '80s." And therefore, to me, '80s music is still the best.