- It’s funny how perceptions change as you age. I was corresponding with the Red Scourge (my former B of A colleague, not the lovable but loutish fellow in Appleton) and we were talking about music. I mentioned that, of the 70s bands with geographic names, I find that I don’t much like most of them (Kansas, Chicago, Boston, etc.) but the one I do like these days is the Ohio Players. Don’t remember listening to too much funk back when it was recorded, but I sure do now.
- Can we even escape the 70s, anyway? The music of that decade remains all over the radio. I’m old enough to remember the 70s themselves and we sure didn’t hear a lot of Kay Starr or the Mills Brothers or other 1940s-type artists in those days. In fact, it’s easier to find music from the 1940s now than it was 30 years ago.
- It makes me wonder – what music from today will still be popular in 30 years? Since I’ve essentially detached myself from pop culture, I don’t even know who’s popular these days, although it seems like most records on the Billboard charts these days are one hip-hopper featuring another hip-hopper, rapping over a sample from a song from 30 years ago.
- Meanwhile, back in Washington, we see a hostile Congress itching to micromanage a war and undermine the president. This is something we last saw over 30 years ago.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
That 70s Show
Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends.