Greater Media tries to reach youth...with HD station

Mark Laurence
Sat Mar 3 19:16:10 EST 2007

On Mar 3, 2007, at 12:39 PM, Bob Nelson wrote:

>>> Hey now, I still listen to Britpop and shoegazer bands like Ride  
>>> and others
> and I'm almost 42!
> I'm 45 and never heard of "shoegazer" till I read that article. Feel
> a bit older now; I wonder if Lawrence Welk will be on NHPTV  
> tonight? :)

This might make you feel even older...I first heard of the term  
"shoegazer" soon after I got my first computer with Internet  
connections.  The group My Bloody Valentine was one of the best-known  
shoegazer bands.   That was sometime around 1993, and I was behind  
the cutting-edge curve by a few years, having waited that long to  
learn about them.  By then their CDs were pretty much available only  
in used CD stores (do they still have those?).  The music was  
extremely loud and full of distortion, but slow-paced and melodic at  
the same time.  I don't think there's ever been a real hit in that  
style, but I'm glad it's still around.

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