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Bridging the Musical Divide: When I want The Beastie Boys and the kids want Justin Bieber

My children have started battling it out with me over the radio. I’m not sure when this started. It seems that not too long ago, they would happily oblige whatever song I put on while quietly staring out the car window. As Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd or the Eagles blared, they were soft spoken and pensive, allowing the music to create a soundtrack to their thoughts. Then my twins turned 10 and the radio compliance stopped. I think the problem was that they started paying attention. My minivan console displays the artist and track of the next song it’s going to play…and in the past, I could dart away from the oncoming song if I didn’t want to hear it before it even started. The other day, the co

 

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