If nothing changed we’d all be stuck in a sort of groundhog day and life would get pretty boring. Things change, we change, what we like and don’t like changes.
Dunno about you, but my musical tastes have changed a lot over the years, and it’s not just about getting mellower as I get older. I hope.
Extreme changes, from “Hate it” to “Love it” – Van Morrison, The Band
Major changes, from “Don’t like it but respect it” to “Love it” – CCR, Motown, Blues, (some) Country
Minor changes, from “Like it” to “Love it” – Stones, AC/DC, Bob Marley
Minor changes from “Adore it” to “Love it” – Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull
Minor changes from “Love it” to “Like it” – Hendrix, The Who
Major changes from “Love it” to “Ya it was OK then but don’t care now” – The Byrds, The Cult, Humble Pie
Extreme changes from “Love it” to “Let’s pretend it didn’t happen” – Wang Chung (I don’t know; I really don’t know), Genesis, a lot of prog rock
Some things just wear thin over time. Others seem to get better as I discover more and learn to appreciate what I’m hearing.
And some things don’t change. In the “Can’t imagine ever not loving it” category – Clapton, Dire Straits, Bonnie Raitt, The Cars, The Police, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Tom Petty.
And in a category of their own, the “this is perfect” category – The Beatles. Sheer joy, any time at all.