More examples of generations taking pleasure in commenting on other generations.
Something the Spotify generation will never know is how certain songs would get extremely popular on filesharing services but with completely made-up info. c.1999, a cover of "Gin & Juice" by The Gourds made its way to Napster. To this day, many, many people think it's by Phish.— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) July 24, 2020
This despite the fact that it is quite obviously NOT PHISH. https://t.co/y0J4TX8yXX Two years later, after "O Brother Where Art Thou?" came out, the mp3 reappeared, now attributed to the (nonexistent) Soggy Bottom Boys, from their (nonexistent) "Best Of The Soggy Bottom Boys."— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) July 24, 202
Not unrelated: Poet Nadim Shamma-Sourgen just landed a book deal at the age of four. (Keats’s first book of poetry was published when he was 21.)
Nadim’s poems range from “Coming Home” (“Take our gloves off / Take our shoes off / Put them where they’re supposed to go. / You take off your brave feeling / Because there’s nothing / to be scared of in the house”), to “Love (“Everyone has love / Even baddies”). In “Baddies,” the young poet explores the inner life of villains a little further: “Baddies love their baddie friends / Even very baddie ones // Policemen might arrest them / But they’ll still have their love.”