Bridging the Gap: Music
My Dad understood this concept. He knew that if he could connect with his teenagers through music he could connect with them in other ways.
Though my dad prefered to listen to classical, country and such; he often broke out his Styx Pieces of Eight LP to test his new speakers.
But when the neighbor kid was blasting away on his stereo while washing his truck, we cheered as our dad brought out the great big "Styx-tested" speakers and cranked up the volume with Bach or Beethoven.
This lack of a gap runs two ways. The 80s tunes are not the only ones we meet up on. My teenagers and I have also been known to fill the air with "Bullevard of Broken Dreams".
So, I ask, is there really a generation gap? Maybe, maybe not.