That was interesting, I think. Last night my wife and I went dancing with a crowd of 20-30 somethings at a private club we belong to. The older crowd stayed home. A good time was had by all. After a lesson on the "Hollywood Lindy Hop" the band swung into action. The dance floor was packed. They set good tempi. They knew what they were doing. The drummer keep it real simple. We had fun dancing.
Before and after the swing set the band played function music for general dancing. I counted one new tune by Taylor Swift in their repertoire. The rest was the same repertoire I played for 35 years and I retired from that line of work over a decade ago. Most of the musicians were in my cohort. Lot's of grey. Tunes from the 60's, 70's, a few 80's, no 90's, two standards for slow dancing.
I felt I was in a time warp and stuck in 1985. That was no fun. I like 2019.
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 5th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.