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  •  Clem, I fully agree with you here: (2+ / 0-)
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    where4art, Clem Yeobright
    And it's the same cynical commercialism that has created the world we live in and those characteristics of it that Occupy rejects.
    I don't think that you are trolling and I do see where you are coming from. Let me approach this from another angle.

    Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston were never really my cup of tea, although I recognize their genuine talent. But when both died, in reading the eulogies written by fans and bystanders alike, I recognized that their hits had struck a chord (sorry) with some. However inspired or not their music may have been to me, it was the background for first dates or a child's first steps. For better or worse, it had become a part of a shared cultural fabric.

    I worked in a trendy clothing store between 1985 and 1986 when I was in high school. To this day, I know every chart hit from that time like the back of my hand as the radio was always on in the background. Little of this is music I sought out at the time (or now), but when I hear it today, I am swept back momentarily to my teenaged years. It is certainly not nostalgia. But if I heard that one of the musicians had died, I might well take a moment to pause and reflect.

    "Space Available" is the largest retail chain in the nation.

    by Free Jazz at High Noon on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 11:17:09 PM PST

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