Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This Now, Explanation Later

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  1. The Beatles were such an innovative band that there's probably all sorts of stuff on tape in an archive somewhere. At the time it wasn't what they were looking for, so they moved on. Now it probably sounds entirely different listening to it new. I actually kind of like this version. Any bets on how long it's up before the lawyers make it go away again? Bastards!

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  2. Which leads me to another point. I wonder what other cultural treasures are mouldering away? For a while there was a spate of restored movies. It was great looking at the difference between the old version we saw in the theatres, and the restored versions. In particular, My Fair Lady, and Yellow Submarine are enough to just about blow your eyeballs out of your head.

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  3. And as soon as I had hit post comment, another comment came to my brain. I think it says a great deal about the sickness in our society that we forget anything that is older than yesterday, and sometimes older than a few hours ago. It's like we're so fixated on the new, the improved, the mashed up that we forget where we are, where we came from. This cultural anesthesia is not good. Kids now-a-days have no context, no appreciation. After all, remember that Kurt Cobain is now on the classic oldies station. (Not that I ever knew who he was when he was alive.) It's fascinating to go to Beloit College mindset page. http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2014.php

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  4. I definitely enjoy your taste in music! Love when you have these videos up. The Beatles are truly the band of all bands. I definitely know every word to every song-can't even say that about my beloved ABBA!

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