Tuesday, 29 May 2012

But when they are gone?

Bob Dylan's award at the White House yesterday - by the way, well done Bob! - puts me in mind of one of our culture's main building bricks: the rock and pop culture of the 60s through to the 90s, which our generation has been fixated with. You can already sense the intensity which is being applied to maintain this culture now that some of the figures of this era are passing. The incesant hype in the media calling us to relive this era, the repeticious playing of the songs of this era in shopping malls, in movies, in mobile phone tones. A strange phenomenon indeed, yet the times are indeed changing and when this generation passes what will there be then. What vision of life has the rock and pop generation handed on to the new generation which is emerging? Is it a vision which deserves to remain?

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