Someone recently confided that they’re having trouble placing they’re Rock and Roll memories. They mentioned that a Yeshivish oriented friend recently confided that he listens and gets inspired by Simon & Garfunkel.
Many BTs in KGH, Passaic, Monsey, Five Towns and other Orthodox communities try to keep their children away from secular rock music. But how do you deal with your own Rock and Roll memories?
Do you ever sing or think about out old lyrics when keyed from a phrase in conversation?
Was the music from the 60s, 70s and 80s much more benign than that of today and is therefore not so bad?
Or perhaps it’s still rooted in the non-Torah values of the secular world they we’ve moved away from and should be avoided?
Do you approve of the Rock music of today?
How have you dealt with these musical conflicts?