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Post of the week: Dave Slusher's most popular post from last week got 2 comments, 1 reshare and 2 +1s.
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At 10 PM EDT (you have to do the math for yourself) I will be on a live Google Hangout with my friends from the Beyond the Wall podcast. You can watch it on YouTube later if you miss it. It's all good.
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Don't forget, the Evil Genius Chronicles Patreon campaign is ongoing! It's been thunderous so far, better than I would have dreamed. Don't have a lot of money? Give $0.01 per show! That's enough to get you the early access to the shows and your name read.
If nothing else, watch the video! I need to recoup my sanity for spending 10+ hours on a 4 minute video.
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I side with the kids on the whole "Who is Paul McCartney?" thing. His last hit was almost 30 years ago. Kids today have the same reason to know him as the kids of 1966 had to know the important musicians of 1920. They might, but if they don't I don't see that as a problem.
The underlying problem is that baby boomers to this day consider their pop culture to be core curriculum for all following generations. I have heard the Circle song "Red Rubber Ball" hundreds of times more than is reasonable based on the pure quality of it. The assumption is that people respond to familiarity but I know chafe at the banality of it all. I'd much rather hear a good song I've never heard before than a mediocre song I can sing all the words to from sheer force of repetition.
I reject the whole old fart premise. I don't expect any current teenagers to be able to name a Billy Squier or Men At Work song. I hate the current kid's music, but that's my job. My dad was remarkably hip, playing me Heart and Queen and ELO, and A/B testing Elvis vs Carl Perkins, etc etc. Even so, I was able to find music he despised in Black Sabbath and AC/DC. And guess what made it more appealing and moved up the playlist? 2 years ago