Janet (j4) wrote,
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"Good taste for a young girl"

Or so the nice man told me when I bought a stack of his records:


Julie Felix, "Going to the Zoo" and "The World Goes Round and Round"
Joan Baez, "Hits/Greatest and others"
Fairport Convention, "Nine"
Muddy Waters, "Hoochie Coochie Man"
Cannonball Adderley &c, "The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York"
Count Basie, "Basie's Beatle Bag"
Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, "Swing Masters Cottontail"
Leadbelly, "The Saga of Leadbelly"


I guess I'm flattered to be told I have good taste, but it does strike me as rather silly to say that somebody has good taste for their age. How old do you have to be before you can think "I like this music"? Yes, yes, I know you have to be at least 40 to understand jazz, but you can enjoy it at 4. (Though, obviously, at 4 you're not going to be going round to strange men's houses and buying their LPs.)

Maybe at some point I should write something about my evolving musical tastes. Perhaps choose an album for each year of my life, or something, though it'd be a bit contrived because I can't actually remember what I was listening to each year of my life. ... Or maybe I should examine the fluff in my navel some more first.

I need a music icon.
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