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Challenge: Disprove CM's Thesis

cheetahmaster posted this thesis on music of our generation. And I'm curious to see if it can be disproved. I think it probably can but I don't know exactly how or with what examples. (Note: I don't think you can or should take CM to task directly for the statement if you think it's wrong, let's just call it a statement that's hanging out there to be disproved.)

It's also hard to define greatest, in the sense that do you mean are they our generation's Elvis? Or our generation's Beatles, Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones? The latter of whose influence and greatness is probably widely debatable? [edit] And can our generation even have something seminal like that?

I am thinking of greatness in a sense of popularity + musical quality (or percieved musical quality based on critical repsonse) + staying power. And I don't listen to what people would consider "great" bands by those standards, so I have a hard time coming up with alternatives.

Anyways, discuss.

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multiplexer
Jul. 7th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
I'm very fond of mix disc exchanges right now because mix discs are something that is not baby-dependent and something I can pick at while at work.

If I understand the game right, you have a bunch of people in a pool that all play. Someone picks a topic ('water', 'flying', etc.) and everyone gets assigned random mix exchange partners. Everyone puts together a mix disc and sends out discs in the mail -- or, you know, drive the whole 1/2 of mile to your house. Wash! Repeat!
snidegrrl
Jul. 9th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)
OK, my topic is 'crazy'. I may have a head start... :D I'll make you one if you make me one?
multiplexer
Jul. 11th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
Woah. I am way behind from being on vacation!

I'll make a tag called crazy for music, and some mix disc goodness shall be had.
snidegrrl
Jul. 11th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
sweet - let me know when you're ready and we'll exchange.