Bubblegum is a lightweight, catchy pop music that was a significant commercial force in the late '60s and early '70s. Bubblegum was targeted at a preteen audience whose older siblings had been raised on rock & roll. It was simple, melodic, and light as feather - neither the lyrics or the music had much substance. Bubblegum was a manufactured music, created by record producers that often hired session musicians to play and sing the songs. Frequently, the session musicians were given a fake band name to give the illusion that they were a real group. Apart from acts like the Partridge Family and Tommy Roe, most bubblegum groups were one-hit wonders. Appropriately, the genre also had a short life span, lasting roughly five years. As those preteen bubblegum fans grew up, they left the music behind. However, the genre had a surprisingly long legacy, as musicians that grew up with bubblegum created songs that reflected the sunny, catchy simplicity of the music.
My daddy made it through the weekend
His dialysis went alright and he has it again in the morning. no more chemo, fuck that. We are just worried about pain management now.
Today I laid on the bed with him listening to all 50's bubblegum pop music. It's his favorite. :) I just held his hand and he told me stories about when I was a baby.
thanks for your support. I'm so grateful to have you guys to confide in right now.