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I remember driving around with my mom and playing her some local bands that I knew. I then put on "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" and she asked if these were friends of mine too. Such an awesome mom thing to say!

Posted by tallchris | June 12, 2008 3:09 PM

There's an age at which your brain is no longer excited by or open to new music; instead all you can stand to hear are songs you've heard before. That's my theory. It's happening to me already.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | June 12, 2008 3:51 PM

But surely it doesn't have to be that way, even if it's that way for most people, right?

Posted by Eric Grandy | June 12, 2008 4:09 PM

@3 Right.

Posted by segal | June 12, 2008 7:36 PM

It never happened to John Peel, and I can't see it happening to me. Not that I'm as cool as John Peel, but.... you know.

I got my mom into Bright Eyes, and I think my sister turned her on to Ryan Adams.

Posted by bunnypuncher | June 12, 2008 9:05 PM

Same for me @3,4 and 5. I'm 32 and still love discovering, listening to and loving new music more than anything else in the world.

Yes, the vast majority of people stop seeking out new music in college. I'm not one of them, and I don't think I ever will be.

Posted by me too | June 13, 2008 12:06 AM

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