I am amused by the conversation going on at other blogs with the Duck about music. The Duck has a disdain for Heavy Metal. I have been known to listen to AC DC while driving on the road.
One of the great pleasures I have at work is listening to Music while off calendar. I used to listen to
Pink Floyd but this became passe in my office. That group is listened to by a cross section of late 50's to early 20's. I played some Blondie, but she is very much beloved in NYC by a similar cross section. Oddly, my office is near the best music store in NYC. One of my best pleasures is picking up a compilation tape and hearing songs that were forgotten over the years.
Over the years I have started to like the Ventures. Most casual music lovers in the states know this group from the classic TV theme of Hawaii 5-0 and Walk Don't Run. They should have special appeal to our audience members whose first language is not English and are huge in Japan for that reason. They made wonderful instrumental versions of other groups classics notably Wipeout, Telstar and Apache.
It is a great pleasure to listen to forgotten music like the Bumble Boogie or Beatnik Fly on compilation records. Sometimes the whole album stinks like the Instrumental collection of the 70's. Other times I find I like one or two songs like Mr. Moto and the Lonenly Surfer. Almost all of these songs are on You Tube. I have yet to find a compilation album with the Raunchy Twist,
but it is probably out there.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the young Kids still like Alan Sherman. I am sure the Duck probably has RAT FINK somewhere as Commies venerate this term.