But tonight, and muchly pertinent to Lessig’s book – tonight the 2008 Oscars show is being broadcast. OK. I can’t watch the whole Oscars show. Can’t do it. But, anyhow the Oscars are on in the living room, and there was a song and dance production number – “The Musical Is Back.” Top Hat, White Tie and Tails segued into I Don’t Know How to Love Him, while Maria – I’ve just met a girl named Maria wafted through the hodgepodge…
A couple of years ago I was talking to a friend about the current state of the American Popular Song when I heard myself saying something like “there has been a Cultural Inflation in America, which has led to a devaluation of the Popular Song.” I guess by this I meant that there had been such an explosion in the sheer volume of cultural artifacts » Read the rest of this entry «
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