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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Youth


Notations on younger people:





With the United States military fighting a protracted war in Iraq and a wide-open presidential campaign already making headlines daily, Americans of all ages are interested in current affairs and are consuming news like never before, right?

Not so, especially not teenagers and young adults, according to a report released last week by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

In fact, most teenagers and adults 30 and younger are not following the news closely at all, the report, titled “Young People and News,” concluded. It is based on a national sample of 1,800 Americans that included teenagers, young adults aged 18 to 30 and older adults.





Back in the groove: young music fans ditch downloads and spark vinyl revival. Sales of 7in singles rise by 13% in first half of year · New bands and collectors turning to old format.

Downloads no longer "making it"?


Perhaps I might posit this: it's because there simply is NO MORE GOOD MUSIC being produced by this current "popular" generation.


Huh. Imagine that.



BZ

8 Comments:

Blogger bigwhitehat said...

You know my generation couldn't care less about newspapers either.

There is a good music deficit right now. Funny. There was a lot of good stuff in the 80s and 90s. It just sort of stopped.

Mon Jul 16, 10:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Just John said...

I wouldn't say that there's no good music today; it's simply extremely rare these days. Since I don't count "rap" as music, that cuts off a large amount of crap for me to even consider.

I wasn't really interested in the news until I was in my mid 20's; while many of my peers at that time remained uninterested. Odd.

Tue Jul 17, 12:18:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

BWH & JJ: I find that, when my Sacramento Bee went completely off its rails to the Left, I haven't read a newspaper since; that newspaper was responsible for the downfall of The Sacramento Union, the newspaper that Mark Twain once wrote for. As far as music: in my opinion, with some very rare exceptions, the best American music these days is coming from Soundtracks. There is NO more "popular" music.

BZ

Tue Jul 17, 01:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

You're right about young people not reading newspapers. Some even question whether that medium will be around much into the future, at least in its traditional form.

Have a great day!

Tue Jul 17, 05:04:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Henry said...

Vinyl making a come back?

Don't those evil earth-haters know that those records are made from petro-chemicals with a carbon footprint bigger than a Sasquatch?

Can someone get the Goreacle™ to command these inconsiderate Gaia killers to dump their vinyl into the nearest recycling bin?

I'd really like to know how many of the bands that participated in "Live Earth" are contributing to this resurgence of vinyl...

Tue Jul 17, 03:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Blo, that is the worst profile picture I have ever seen.

Wed Jul 18, 12:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

BWH: aw, naw, say it isn't so!!

BZ

Wed Jul 18, 07:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I don't know about newspapers, but the young people I am around on a daily basis are filled with Jon Stewart, Bill Maher anti-Republican beliefs (I live in Los Angeles, Mexifornia).

Sun Jul 22, 06:18:00 PM PDT  

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