Musical blast from the past

Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale in Invincible

I just finished watching Invincible with Mark Wahlberg. First off, this is a great movie and I highly recommend anyone to see it. It’s PG, so take the kids and have a good time. Wahlberg does a great job, and for the most part it is an accurate representation of Papale and his time spent with the Eagles.

It started me thinking though, some of the music really took me back to when I was kid. Jim Croce’s I Got a Name opens the movie, and I started thinking about what my kids will listen to when they are in their 30’s and go, "damn! This reminds me of when I was kid." It’s funny, because I don’t even remember being interested in music at all until after the 3rd grade, and my brother started listening to AC/DC (the real AC/DC too, before Bon Scott died) while we lived in Florida. We lived in this big-damn housing development called The Meadows, in Sarasota – cracks me, they even have a website now. Hell, here’s our old freakin house in fact. Not exactly, but we lived on Ringwood Meadows, in a white house, tile roof – okay that’s 90% of Florida. Just look at the damned map, okay?

Still, I will be interested in what my boys will remember that I listened to all of the time when they were growing up. Will it be David Gray, Nickleback, Sting, or something else entirely? Who knows. I’m just glad I’m past the butt-rock stage of musical evolution, so I won’t have to be remembered as a Def Leopard, big hair-band fan….

Remember, information is not knowledge; knowledge is not wisdom; wisdom is not truth; truth is not beauty; beauty is not love; love is not music; music is the best.
Frank Zappa