Journal: News & Comment

Friday, July 22, 2005
# 1:55:00 PM:

Stuck in a moment

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hives gitarist + trommis BWThis is a bit dismaying if, like me, you're over 35:

Stanford neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky concluded that most people form their basic musical tastes by the age of 20. If a new genre is introduced after age 35, there is an astounding "95 percent chance that you will never choose to listen to it. The window has closed."

For me, I guess being in a retro-sixties band doesn't help matters. But it affirms that we'll have a decent market out there until people who grew up on that music pass on. And everyone, like me, who lived through the sixties revival about 20 years ago too.


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