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    So can anyone tell me how to tell a 10 year old daughter that boy bands are just in for the money and the women? That they really don't have any natural talents? She's obsessed!!
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    outcome won't be any different
    Yeah I know. I'm surrounded by One Direction merchandise everywhere and she loves to blast that crappy stuff they call music everyday.

    Tried to get her to listen to Metallica and a few other great bands. She does not like metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    So can anyone tell me how to tell a 10 year old daughter that boy bands are just in for the money and the women? That they really don't have any natural talents? She's obsessed!!
    Oh, let her have a little fun! Stop being such a "Dad".

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    Resistance is futile, let her be her.

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    Boy Bands

    Long live boyz ii men, new kids on the block and beastie boys.

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    Boy Bands

    Although I came into this thread thinking, "figures, Kona loves boy bands." Haha. Sorry, Kona!

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    Yeah. All three of those bands are better than One Direction. One Direction is only around because of Simon Cowell. What ever happened to hard work and then making it to the top? Seems like they give out record deals to anyone these days.
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    At least she's not into crap like Linkin Park or Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    At least she's not into crap like Linkin Park or Creed
    What's wrong with linkin park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Tried to get her to listen to Metallica and a few other great bands. She does not like metal.
    Try classical music and opera.

    But seriously? Just give her 5-10 years and she'll grow out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Yeah. All three of those bands are better than One Direction. One Direction is only around because of Simon Cowell. What ever happened to hard work and then making it to the top? Seems like they give out record deals to anyone these days.




    Boy, you have a lot vested in this, why do you care so much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    What's wrong with linkin park?
    Boy band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    So can anyone tell me how to tell a 10 year old daughter that boy bands are just in for the money and the women?
    Lol, this is why most people are in bands.

    That they really don't have any natural talents? She's obsessed!!
    She's 10 and therefore part of the demographic One Direction is targeting. I say it's harmless however if she starts going Goth then you have problems.
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    At least she's not into crap like Linkin Park or Creed
    She likes Linkin Park. And for the record, Linkin Park is NOT a boy band. Boy Bands are pop based, and don't play any instruments, they just sing and dance, mostly to music that has something in the lyrics to do with girls. Linkin Park is a rock band, not a boy band. I like Linkin Park and Creed.

    Boy, you have a lot vested in this, why do you care so much?
    Because we argue all the time about what a "real" band is. For example i think a real band is members that play their own instruments and write their own songs. One Direction does neither. Just pretty boys singing stuff other people wrote to a beat produced synthetically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    What's wrong with linkin park?
    They don't have a live burlesque show on stage at their concerts like The Stranglers
    (look up the live version of "Nice & Sleazy")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    She likes Linkin Park. And for the record, Linkin Park is NOT a boy band. Boy Bands are pop based, and don't play any instruments, they just sing and dance, mostly to music that has something in the lyrics to do with girls. Linkin Park is a rock band, not a boy band. I like Linkin Park and Creed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Because we argue all the time about what a "real" band is.



    Dude, give it up. Do not argue with a ten year old over things that have no consequence. Take this friendly advice from someone that has 4 daughters.

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    Wise advice AZ. I will. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Because we argue all the time about what a "real" band is. For example i think a real band is members that play their own instruments and write their own songs. One Direction does neither. Just pretty boys singing stuff other people wrote to a beat produced synthetically.
    I kinda agree with you on this. Although I would add that I only feel this way about bands. Some singers never did write their own music and are just as respected, well known and talented.

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    Telling a tween that her favorite pop idol sucks won't change her mind. What matters to her is that the band is cute and play music a yute finds swaggy.
    Some boy bands evolve into better music, so you never know One Direction might have some hidden talent YOLO
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    I was just thinking I wouldn't mind it as much with the boy bands if she was into Backstreet Boys or NSync. I respect those bands a bit more. They fought their way to the top, they were not given a record deal simply for being on the X Factor. And frankly they both can sing better than One Direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I was just thinking I wouldn't mind it as much with the boy bands if she was into Backstreet Boys or NSync. I respect those bands a bit more. They fought their way to the top, they were not given a record deal simply for being on the X Factor. And frankly they both can sing better than One Direction.
    Don't you think your appreciation for them grew over time? I've seen on TV parents being pissed off their kids liked Elvis and the Beatles. Wo knows how history looks back on music.

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    This is nothing, when she is older and starts to date boys
    then you have something to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    ...Boy Bands are pop based, and don't play any instruments, they just sing and dance, mostly to music that has something in the lyrics to do with girls...
    You mean like the Osmonds or the Jackson 5? Or almost any popular singer from the 50's or 60's?
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    The Beatles were the first boy band

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    She will grow out of them in time.

    most guys are into girl bands to. Wasn't spice girls one of your favourite when you were young?
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    No. I wasn't into pop growing up. Mostly country and rock/metal at home. Speaking of One Direction I find it funny that my daughter refuses to use a spoon because one of the 1D guys does the same. Talk about letting others run your life.
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    Even though One Direction is undoubtedly an aggressively marketed for profit only enterprise I found it hard to believe that they would commit to see a young cancer patient only to drop out after learning they would not get paid. As it turns out that may be an internet hoax originating from FB. They actually did meet an 8 yr old patient and of course it made her day.

    One Direction interrupt tour to visit brave cancer-stricken school girl | Mail Online

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    I confess to have done no research related to that info
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    No. I wasn't into pop growing up. Mostly country and rock/metal at home. Speaking of One Direction I find it funny that my daughter refuses to use a spoon because one of the 1D guys does the same. Talk about letting others run your life.
    Country AND metal/rock?!

    I've always thought of Country as girly music because the songs are mainly about love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Country AND metal/rock?!

    I've always thought of Country as girly music because the songs are mainly about love.
    some song ya just have to listen to the lyrics. double meaningn


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Now for Bieber, well lets just hope he floats away never to be seen nor heard from ever again.
    Bieber did recently get arrested for drunk driving, so there is hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Bieber did recently get arrested for drunk driving, so there is hope.
    yeah but they let him out on bail
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    Country AND metal/rock?!

    I've always thought of Country as girly music because the songs are mainly about love.
    My Mom more or less forced us to listen to country growing up. I remember getting a rock album and she took it and told me to listen to something else. Now I listen to nu-metal, metal, rock, some old school rap, and a little bit of pop and country. Mostly just old school country, stuff before the electric guitar, and Garth Brooks. My favorite band is Korn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    My Mom more or less forced us to listen to country growing up.
    And how did you like that? C'mon. Let it go and let your daughter be her own person and find her own voice even if she has to copy somebody different than you right now. Seriously, I hope you're doing okay, Kona, and see the positives in things. Sure is super to be alive and you even have a family to boot!

    I like all the bands/groups mentioned except perhaps Creed and Korn and even then I don't really mind. I do not like the B kid but I don't want to say his name in the hopes that he will disappear from public view.

    However, if somebody bashes Johnny Cash, I will drop my gloves.

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    I also don't understand the craze surrounding the Beatles. The original Boy band. I blame all this on them. I will admit that they had good songwriting, but the vocals were mediocre at best.
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    The Beatles were not a boy band. They played their own instruments so that disqualifies them as being a boy band. They were more or less a rock band.
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    I encouraged my daughter toward Hanson, because they played real instruments and wrote their own songs.

    Now she listens to Icelandic folk metal. Go figure.

    My parents didn't make me listen to country music, but they surrounded me with it. I thank them for that, but it was back in the 60s when country was country, not a bad pop band with a fiddle. Making kids listen to modern popular "country" music should be considered child abuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    However, if somebody bashes Johnny Cash, I will drop my gloves.
    And I was sitting here going, wait, country is all about love, and is for girls?

    Buddy, you've been listening to the wrong kind of country.

    If you meant any of the clap trap that Nashville pushes, meaning, pop music with a fiddle? Agreed, it can all take a long walk off a short pier.

    But tell me Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, heck, even his grandson Hank III, are just singing about love? Nope, not even close.

    My son started out on a good foundation. Plenty of blues, classic rock, "real" country, bluegrass, some "real" metal too, even a good bit of classical.

    Damn if the kid still ended up listening to hip hop and rap, wtf did I do wrong?

    Oh right, he's his own person, subject to the whims foisted upon him by the society that surrounds him......

    However, I can put on just about anything, and he's good with it. I'll call that a win.

    Now, since most here seem to skew towards the heavier end of the spectrum, let's have Johnny bring us home, and with none of that lovey dovey crap either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    I also don't understand the craze surrounding the Beatles. The original Boy band. I blame all this on them. I will admit that they had good songwriting, but the vocals were mediocre at best.
    Like them or hate them, The Beatles possessed a stronger understanding of the use of chord structure, key, the interplay of major and minor, and it's ability to affect human emotion, than probably any "band" in history.

    You'd have to look to Mozart, Beethoven and the like, to see a stronger, deeper understanding of music, and how it affects us as human beings, at the very core of our being......
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    it's not worth the worry. i'd maybe worry if you came home and she was jammin to gg allin...hehe

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    relax dad. they come around. 2 daughters in their 20's

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    Re: Boy Bands

    She like them because they have #swag

    But seriously....it's just a phase. I would estimate that about 90% of girls like crappy pop music when they're that age

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    Like them or hate them, The Beatles possessed a stronger understanding of the use of chord structure, key, the interplay of major and minor, and it's ability to affect human emotion, than probably any "band" in history.
    Nope. I disagree. Metallica has a better hold on music than the Beatles ever did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Nope. I disagree. Metallica has a better hold on music than the Beatles ever did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Nope. I disagree. Metallica has a better hold on music than the Beatles ever did.



    Seriously? Can anyone in Metalica even even read music?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Nope. I disagree. Metallica has a better hold on music than the Beatles ever did.
    Sorry but the Beatles are way more known and liked then Metallica (yes I do like Metallica). To this day more Beatles have had more influence then most bands around.
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