I was talking to my mum last weekend, and she turned around and said – “Oh yes your dad loves Scissor Sisters. Loves them. He even didn’t turn over to watch the football when they were on at the same time the other night…”
OK I thought. I didn’t know dad had a thing for bears. Now for those that don’t know (for some reason Scissor Sisters are ignored in America but huge in the UK- maybe its because of the gay/camp thing? the songs are catchy as hell and the band is full of character. They put on a show. My dad has always had pretty good music taste (he turned me on to Talking Heads back in the day).
But then my mom surprised me. She is a lot less adventurous about music in general – but she turned to me and said oh my favourite are Basement JAXX. Ok – double take. She said: they put on a hell of a show don’t they? While the Jaxx started out as a DJ band-now they have a tight brass section and about four singers that defiantly lead the band on stage. They are loud and beat-driven.
It seems the common theme that both my folks are relating to is performance. This isn’t music to nod too – but to love, and feel joy too. Ok so they are watching the shows on TV- but I know I will be taking my ma to see Basement Jaxx this tour.
Its still kind of weird. My mom and dad’s current favourite bands-Basement Jaxx and Scissor Sisters respectively.
You gotta love the baby boomers, and their kids. Music, as Fred says, is now a family, not a generational thing. So what bands have your folks recently surprised you by calling out? Who is hot with the silver surfers?
Another good reason to blog on Scissor sisters? Baby Daddy and Cote- separated at birth?