by Esmerelda Weatherwax (May 2009)
The teenager and I went to see "The Boat That Rocked" over the Easter holiday.
I was disappointed that the film was not quite as good as it should have been on the subject matter, and thus has not been the success it could have been considering the cast. But the soundtrack was excellent. more>>>
I loved this story, it brought back so many memories, though my youth was spent in the midwest of the United States.
The transformation that music and television went through in that period cannot be overstated. It's hard to believe how dreary and limited the choices were back then. Today, an iPod can hold tens of thousands of your favorite songs, all in perfect clarity. Back then, you'd sit and try to dial in the one AM radio station that had decent music, hoping that they'd play your favorite song.
I love the freedom we have today.