The Who to play alongside The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan at the ‘greatest’ rock festival of all-time | News | Culture | The Independent

A pop-culture zeitgeist moment, if I ever saw one. Boomers are still hanging on. I wonder if anyone on the stage will be younger than 65 years old? (“Greatest… of all time.” Note: All time. 🙂 )

Oh, BTW: Organized by the organizers of Coachella…

“Forget Glastonbury, the greatest festival line-up in the history of rock music has just been announced. The Who’s Roger Daltrey has confirmed that news of a huge California event from the organisers of Coachella is true, with his band set to perform alongside Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on the third and final night. ‘I think it’s us and Roger Waters on the same day. It’s a fantastic idea for a festival. It’s the greatest remains of our era,” he told Canada’s Postmedia Network. “I hope a lot of normal fans can get tickets before they get snatched up.'”

Source: The Who to play alongside The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan at the ‘greatest’ rock festival of all-time | News | Culture | The Independent

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Macy’s has a master plan to capture the most difficult customers 

Is it just me, or is it just obvious that you´re going to cringe while reading an article on how Macy´s intends to ´capture´the millenials?

Macy’s needs to attract younger customers. The department store brand, which was a leader in the space for many years, has seen sales drop 1.7% from last year.

Source: Macy’s has a master plan to capture the most difficult customers | Business Insider India

Anna Wintour: beneath the bob

Anna Wintour: beneath the bob – Telegraph.

Key Quotation (for now)>

One of fashion’s most potent recent shifts, she says, has been its democratisation: “Fashion today is available to everybody in a way that it’s never been before: you’ve got every designer you’ve ever heard of working for H&M or Target. That’s fantastic.” Key to this, she believes, has been Michelle Obama, for whose husband Wintour has been a prominent fundraiser. “Look back at the history of First Ladies and you’ll see they wore a good suit or a ball gown. Now we have someone who wears J.Crew or Thakoon or Azzedine Alaïa: a gamut of different designers. She has changed the way American women see fashion.”

Gap’s Targeting of Broke Young Hipsters Viewed as Flawed

Weighed down by higher-than-average unemployment, student- loan debt and concerns that the economy will continue to struggle, Americans 18 to 34 years old are increasingly reluctant to shop, according to researcher WSL Strategic Retail.”

I’m taking bets that they’ll start targeting aging boomers instead…

Gap’s Targeting of Broke Young Hipsters Viewed as Flawed – Businessweek.

A Band Called Fun., With a Period

Oh, for goodness’ sake… A band hits big time by appealing to  Boomer/ Yuppie pop history. Is trendspotting going to continue to be about watching the Boomers on a repeat cycle for another generation? Maybe it isn’t about the Boomers anymore? When I was a  teen there was a fad for 1950’s rock-and-roll (right about the time the movie American Graffiti came out.) Does each new generation of producers now go back to the years just before they were born for inspiration? Might be worth a look…

A Band Called Fun., With a Period – NYTimes.com.

Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan? That’s the sound of ageing

As we watch the Baby Boomers head toward the sunset… We’re going to see a lot of this kind of analysis in the next couple of years. Even when the Age of the Boomers is ending it’s still all about their ending, not about what’s taking their place…

Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan? That's the sound of ageing | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian.