Maybe it’s just me being a bit over 50, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the older musicians I see on TV now, and the older musicians I saw on TV when I was a kid.
In the 1960s and 1970s I remember seeing Steve and Edie, Peggy Lee, and even some 1950s popular artists and thinking how out-of-touch they were, and there was no good music on TV.
Now, the music landscape on broadcast TV is much more diverse, but when I see the musicians I grew up listening to like Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, David Bowie, Neil Young on TV now, I wonder if the teens and 20-somethings roll their eyes like I did so many years ago.
I thought of this last night listening to Todd Rundgren sitting in with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra (I know the band’s name is sort of ironic, but even that sounds old) on Letterman.
Anybody want to weigh in on this? 2 weeks ago