Friday, 1 March 2013
I overheard some 15 and 16 year olds talking the other day (at work, not out in the community)- they were discussing 'old music' but I couldn't quite hear what they meant by 'old music'. So I asked. 'The first Arctic Monkeys album' one of them replied.
I nearly spat my false teeth out. I mean, when was that released? 2003? Old music?!
They would have been 5 or so at the time, so maybe they had a point, but fer Christsakes!
They also see all music ever recorded as equal somehow- no context, no real distinction between music recorded in 2003, 1993 or 1963. It's all a 3.5MB, 79p download. One of them was equally into Arctic Monkeys and Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap. And Iron Maiden.
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor