Sunday, November 25, 2007

Lacking Cultural Literacy?

The other day in class I had The Monkees' "I'm a Believer" playing on the stereo, and one of the students asked me "Who screwed up the song?"

At first I was going to laugh, but then I noticed the question was sincere. I realized he was referring to the new Smashmouth version from the film Shrek.

I felt very, very old.

P.S. I heard a rap song using the beat from "Stand By Me," which is almost as bad as another artist I heard using The Archies' "Sugar, Sugar." Ugh!


Mrs. Chili said...

Oh, TELL me about it. I'm SO with you on this one, my friend. Sigh. We know we're old when our songs become anachronisms. We can take comfort in the fact that our music is still being sampled for "hip" stuff, though, can't we?...

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? What about the
80's parties, or 90's look. I can't believe how we are now the thing to look like at a Halloween Party! I mean, come on, we were NOT wearing costumes. Were we?

Mimi said...

I know where you're coming from...and I'm not THAT old...or at least I don't think I am.

Hugh O'Donnell said...

Press on Dr. Pezz! Stay true to your roots, no matter what those uncultured kids say! :D

(For me, the music of my youth was finished by 1963. It was the end of the fifties for a couple of different reasons.)

But life goes on and I'll never feel invalidated because of someone else's current youth. Old, maybe. But still strong. :)