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What were you favourite bands when you were a kid or a teenager? What do you think that says about you and your community?

The TEDsters were born in different eras, different places all over the world.

What music you chose, why you do it and what that expresses says a lot about the person, the times, the moral paradigm and political landscape.

Music has always been an integral part of my life. I've been a goth, an emo, a rock-girl, a punk and more, both listening and making music, depending on the period. Some bands that have influenced me are still a good reference, some of them are just a sentimental insight.

Back to the question - what music did you chose when you were young and what do you think it says about the times, the community you grew up in and you yourself, as a person?

In other words - some like Iron Maiden, some like U2, some like other bands, some like everything, some do not. Why do you think that is?

All replies and comments are welcome.


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  • Aug 9 2013: So when I was a teenager, I was angry. I discovered heavy metal and Iron Maiden ruled my musical tastes. That isn't to say I don't like other genres and can listen to country and oldies too.
    Now that I am 46 I still find that metal is still my favorite genere. I just like the release it gives me. My current favorites are the folk and viking metal bands such as Eluveitie, Amon Amarth, Heidevolk, Tyr, Trollfest and even the fun pirate metal of Alestorm!

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