Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
it's not a very academic essay. He gives no real examples, no analysis of his examples, and no explanation of his main point (which I believe has to do with the business of music).
It's a rant, through and through. more than anything it's an example in itself of the culture of pop music in the US: youth-driven, individualism, lack of soul, struggle to survive within the game of business, immediacy.
This guy just realized he's getting too old for rock n roll--as we know it. and sees the cycle of business creating chaos once again.
it's the monster of capitalism rearing it's ugly head again, but this time I don't know how socialism could be effective in spreading the music either.
"I might be great tomorrow, but hopeless yesterday"