Tuesday, February 03, 2009

50 years ago, today...

...was the day the music died.



According to Don McLean and Paul Simon, something much deeper died then too.

Did it really? Can/should it be revived?

5 Comments:

At February 3, 2009 at 11:26:00 AM EST, Blogger Robin Edgar said...

I didn't die and therefore doesn't need to be revived aka resurrected. Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper were fine rock and roll musicians and their sudden deaths in a plane crash certainly represented a significant loss of talent but others stepped in to fill their shoes and rock and roll kept right on rockin' the free world. To say nothing of thunderstriking the U*U World. . . :-)

 
At February 3, 2009 at 1:00:00 PM EST, Blogger fausto said...

But McLean and Simon weren't really talking about rock'n'roll.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 6:18:00 PM EST, Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Well feel free to enlighten me and others about just what they were talking about when singing about The Day The Music Died Fausto. You might want to let Wikipedia in on that esoteric information while you are at it. ;-)

 
At February 4, 2009 at 8:41:00 AM EST, Blogger fausto said...

I think they were using the medium of music to say something about the loss of national innocence and of a corresponding sense of shared moral purpose.

 
At May 8, 2009 at 5:02:00 AM EDT, Anonymous kim said...

I don't disagree about the "loss of national innocence and of a corresponding sense of shared moral purpose." But why is that planecrash the particular watershed moment?

word verification is "magoo"!

 

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