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notpodd Tue 06-Mar-12 14:17:43

I have been searching for a place on Mn to hang out for ages, but not being pregnant or obsessed with feeding, my pets or Corrie have failed to find a home. See the thing I obsess over is a good tune. Then it occurred to me - I need an Indie music thread/quiche. Is there one that I just can't find because I'm blonde and if not - lets start one!

festivalwidow Tue 06-Mar-12 15:17:18

I'll join! There was a nice thread on 'songs guaranteed to get you dancing' that had some good examples.

How about - what indie tunes from your yoof do your DCs like?
My DD likes the Charlatans..

mycatsaysach Tue 06-Mar-12 15:20:26

joy division fan here - ds is getting his pals into them too

notpodd Tue 06-Mar-12 17:25:58

My kids enjoy modern rock more than the older stuff - my eldest (8) is a huge fan of both the Killers and The Kaiser Chiefs (both of whom she has seen live). In terms of older music she loves The Smiths, and Depeche Mode.

belindarose Thu 08-Mar-12 07:45:39

I bonded with very difficult boy in my supply class yesterday over The Smiths. Don't think we'll have the same trouble next week!

mycatsaysach Thu 08-Mar-12 15:26:16

yy i think the smiths are having something of a revival with ds and his mates

also vinyls (we called em records) seem to making a comeback

notpodd Thu 08-Mar-12 17:33:34

Ooo Belindarose - that was a technique I used to use with difficult kids too whenever possible.

I think the Smiths were always gaurenteed a long legacy - not much comes closer to teenager misery than The Smiths.

belindarose Thu 08-Mar-12 17:35:26

Harder to bond over hip hop and the like, I find!

notpodd Thu 08-Mar-12 19:55:20

Agreed. I try to respect their music though even though its rubbish because I hated authority figures dissing my music when I was younger.

My DCs better appreciate what a cool mum they have when they are teenagers grin

lovelychops Thu 08-Mar-12 19:59:52

I'll join please!

I haven't bought much music of late, but spend all day with 6 music on.

My DD aged one started dancing to The Fall the other day!

notpodd Thu 08-Mar-12 20:09:09

I can't get 6 - I listen to Absolute. Its better than nothing.

mycatsaysach Thu 08-Mar-12 21:01:55

grin lovelychops

Greythorne Thu 08-Mar-12 21:06:56

I am in.

"My" bands are The Smiths, The Cure, (I know, I know, Morrissey hates The Cure, but I love both), Depeche Mode, Muse, Green Day, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Joy Division.

My 15 yo niece made me laugh yesterday. Talking about music, she said, "Auntie Greythorne, you know those, er, circular things that used to come with music?" Me, flabbergasted: "Do you mean records?"
"Yes, that's it! Say, I wanted to listen to a "record" how would I go about it? I mean, how did they work?"

Dear, dear.

mycatsaysach Thu 08-Mar-12 21:39:43

greythorne have i told you i met robert smith in rl - he is lovely smile

RunsWithScissors Thu 08-Mar-12 21:50:38

Oh, I'd like to join to please. Dd loves to groove to the smiths, and she was doing a lovely slow dance to Kate bush(wuthering heights) the other day, she's just 2 and a half.

Very jealous of mycatsasyach!!!!

RunsWithScissors Thu 08-Mar-12 21:51:14

Ahem, that should of course be too

QuaaludesAndRedWine Thu 08-Mar-12 22:00:12

Watching to see if there are any mners with the same taste as me.

ChutesTooNarrow Thu 08-Mar-12 22:18:16

Rabid 90s indie kid here. I've lost touch over the last few years but I am all in a tizzy about the new Shins album out soon. Going to see them at the Forum as well, first gig since pregnant and uncomfortable at the Breeders ATP in 2009. Am resigned that the audience will be younger, thinner and 100% cooler than me.

My biggest fear is DS liking crap music. He is only 2 though, and appears to like the Postal Service, think it is all the bleeps and beeps grin

Assume you're a Bowie fan Quaaludes?

Greythorne Thu 08-Mar-12 23:31:32

deeply jealous!
But so glad the verdict is that Robert is lovely. It would break my heart to hear he was a twat.

Unfortunately i have it on good authority that Morrissey IS a twat

mycatsaysach Thu 08-Mar-12 23:35:47

oh yes i can see that

festivalwidow Thu 08-Mar-12 23:39:57

Greythorne, I quite agree! I also have it on good authority that Morrissey has a few issues...
I was very proud when DD listened to Song 2 and said 'Boing!!' (she's 2). I hope this all lasts... haven't played her Joy Division yet though, I keep that one to myself until she starts school and gets angsty. Well, I was 9 when I discovered the Smiths and have kept going since!

notpodd Fri 09-Mar-12 06:39:43

I have also heard Morrissey is a twat. I read a great quote from Paul Weller - after meeting Pete Townshend and finding him to be a bit of a prat he decided two things - 1 - he never wanted to meet any more of his Heros in case they turned out to be complete berks too, and two: he would try not to be a grumpy old man when he met young musicians!

notpodd Fri 09-Mar-12 06:41:34

Anyone partial to a little American rock? I personally worship at the temple of Pearl Jam.

notpodd Fri 09-Mar-12 07:11:47

In terms of music and DCs, I must confess that teaching my kids about decent music is a pet passion of mine. DD1 (8) can identify about 50 bands from listening to the opening bars. She dazzled me by spotting songs by The chilli peppers, muse and arcade fire without ever having heard them before, she just knows the style. My 5yo loves to play along, although she tends to just shout band names randomly - Noah and the Whale, Oasis, Green 2days", Gun and roses, "Defeche" mode etc. DD3, 18 months, does a mean dance to Song 2 and Pencil full of lead...

I know, I know - I'm forcing myself on my kids and they will rebel by liking the equivalent of Jessie J and one direction that are around when they are older, just to spite me. But for now, the fact that my kids only know the Toy Dolls version of Nelly the elephant makes me giddy with happiness.

feedthegoat Fri 09-Mar-12 07:48:12

Ooh can I join too?

I'm finding myself drifting further and further back to my Indie roots these days dress sense too (I never left musically!). After a few years of nothingness I bought a pair of DM biker boots and have felt like I'm peeling off the years ever since. I currently waiting for my friend to have time to streak my hair purple.

Ds is 6 and is interested in music. Although his favourite every song is The Automatic Monster he is very partial to Kennedy by The Wedding Present. Of the current crop he likes a bit of Skint and demoralised.

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