Friday, August 24, 2007

Nothing new under the sun

Overheard after school the other day:

"Man, I just heard the coolest song....."

What followed was a conversational trip by a bunch of today's teens rhapsodizing about this great set of music they'd come across on YouTube, of all places. Among them, Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time." They were feeling hip. They were feeling as though the mysterious Web world had opened up broad new frontiers -- far beyond the reaches of the stodgy parents.

I didn't have the heart to tell them that all the songs they'd rattled off, their parents probably still had the cassettes (or records!!!) to play them ... at home on the Hi-Fi.