My husband pulled out some of his old Ten Years After records this morning (yes, real records, that you play on an actual turntable) to show to his son (see the Unique Bonding Experiences thread). He asked his son if he knew what they were. His son said “Well, it’s too big to be a CD…no, I don’t know. What is it?” Sigh.
Not too terribly long ago, I was riding in a car with my 14 year old cousin. I was lamenting about the fact that there are no decent rock & roll stations in this city, except for the oldies station. My cousin said “Rock & roll? I’ve heard of it, but don’t know what it is.” I actually felt my hair turn gray.
And one more thing…about 6 years ago, I was in a car with my boyfriend at the time and his niece. He popped in a Bob Seger tape. He & I were sort of singing along, and she just looked at us and said “You guys know the actual words to this stuff?” I was only 26 years old at the time, but all of a sudden felt about 100. Argh.