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
“Two Hearst titles, Seventeen and Elle will go head-to-head in May with covers of Miley”
With all this talk and trying to figure out the meaning of “Kimye” on the cover of the one and only Vogue, I found it only fitting that I stumbled upon this article on Miley Cyrus. Cyrus is wanted on two well-known magazines for the May issue, despite her new attitude and way of living. The only problem: Seventeen Magazine is using Miley’s pictures and a write-around inside its pages, regardless if Miley wants it or not. Apparently, Miley is very “selective when it comes to magazine covers” and did not want anything to do with Seventeen magazine. Miley has become such a hot commodity and sells magazines. When she was on the cover of Cosmo, March 2013, 1.1 million copies were sold on the newsstand. The public is craving for more of Miley and Seventeen Magazine wants in. Yet, isn’t it ironic how so many people gawk and criticize who she has become, yet we still want to know more?
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.