Thursday, 11 May 2006
Teenage musical tastes
It's often said that teenage tastes are low-rent, and musical taste in particular. It hasn't always been true. There's an interesting 'culture-war' commentary currently re-circulating from ten years ago that makes an interesting claim: "Those presently engaged in a Diogenean search for heroes should stop and reflect that [Person X] was the only person in the history of the world to succeed in elevating teenage musical tastes."
Without cheating and reading the piece first, can you guess who 'Person X' was? Who could possibly have elevated teenage tastes? I'll give you a clue: It wasn't Kylie Minogue.
LINKS: The misanthope's corner - Florence King, (originally published in National Review)