Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The kids of today should defend themselves against the '70s...

We all love sentimentality and we all have our heroes and we all wish that things could be as awesome as they were at this time or at that time or in some other time we never actually experienced but have heard romanticized so much that we've twisted it into something that it's not. None of these behaviors are particularly bad and I'm certainly guilty of each and every one of them. It's only when we mindlessly ape something old and try to present it as something revolutionary and new, or try and deny that the old and familiar markers we claim as brand new outposts that we end up looking foolish. And it's even worse when these mistakes are made by people who mistakenly believe that a particular wave of nostalgia is actually the brand new product of a younger generation, when in fact it's simply something familiar that's been rediscovered by a new wave of acolytes.

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