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What in the heck are kids listening to these days?!

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My son Jake and I have embarked upon an ambitious project to officially separate his iTunes from mine. I can’t take it anymore. I’m driving along and suddenly a song called “A-hole” comes on my iPhone and I nearly drive off the road. His Kanye, JayZ and Eminem don’t fit in with my Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and vintage Barry Manilow. 🙂 *Julie says Jake’s music is offended to be associated with Barry, but what does she know?* This co-mingling of genres has to end and it has to end now!
We’ve moved all of our music to separate folders on DropBox and the next step is to get him is OWN iTunes account and move his buddies Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa outta my neighborhood. Ironically, the only songs in our co-mingled iTunes with the Explicit label belong to HIM! Hmmmm…. Did I pay for that?
Do other moms out there have issues with their kids’ music co-mingling with theirs? And are we our parents all over again protesting what those “damned kids” are listening to these days? I feel ancient saying that, but I am 49 today, so I guess I am getting more ancient all the time! 🙂

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  • Casey Hagen

    No problems with the co-mingling because I love all the stuff they do. I kept up with the changing music and go to rock concerts that adults my age have never even heard of and I love it. Ironically, just last week it was Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy. And my girls didn’t even know about the new David Guetta/Nikki Minaj until I told them about it. I never wanted to be that person that stayed stuck with the music of their generation. I graduated in 1995…gag! I have to say though, not only do I get into their music, they get into the older stuff too. My daughters bust out some classics all the way back to the 50’s.

    • Stephanie Cender Matlalcuatzi

      I am the same way with mine. I also graduated in 1995… I can whip and nay nay with the best of them


Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.

All together, her books have sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.

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