Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Burning the Past



Sorry for not posting.  I had been anticipating the K-pop phenoms, BTS, appearing on SNL, then afterwards, I was overwhelmed.  I was waiting for Q to write about how much his son enjoyed them and that he was giving up the guitar for sing-dancing.  I don't know.  I just thought, maybe.  I read that BTS had broken all the records, that they were bigger than the Beatles.  I don't want to disparage. . . completely.  This must be how my grandparents felt when those crazy mop-tops first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show" all the girls pulling out their hair and crying, etc.  And look at how that turned out.  Without the Beatles, I doubt we would ever have gotten the classic "Ebony and Ivory."  Oh. . . that Paul McCartney. 

Whatever.  Notre Dame is burning, as they say, and everything is flux.  Cathedrals and museums are of little interest to the young.  They are iconoclastic and prefer boy bands to monuments--and who can blame them?  Remember being young in the back seat of the car as your parents took you to see the world's oldest tree or a statue of Ulysses S. Grant?  Or maybe it was Robert E. Lee. 

Hell, we all spend more time with Instagram than books, anyway.  You know its true. 


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