i don't think it's weird they are after all the first people to play music for you while you are growing up. i thank my dad for turning me on to the beatles, rolling stones, doors, van halen, creedence clearwater revival, led zeppelin, simon & garfunkel. his record collection was a treasure that i could dig through while growing up. i have taken many of his records as my own and have purchased my of my own because of the love for music that he instilled in me, not only the music he would play for me but the music that i was able to discover own my own once i had a great foundation for the type of music that i love. now i can turn him on to bands like nirvana, green day, pearl jam, and the red hot chili peppers. we love talking about music and we are always asking each other musical trivia. i also love finding some record or cd that my dad had said he once had or wanted and giving it to him as a thank you for the music that he was kind enough to share with me.
by the way the pretenders are really cool, and you should not not like them just because they are your mom's band. i have two pretenders albums in my record collection.