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I’m slightly younger, I just turned irrelevant. https://kunstkritikk.com/not-too-annoying/

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I'm reading you because I just found some brilliant things you wrote about John Phillips back in the day. And here you are quoting Justin E H Smith whom I started reading recently because of relatable music views. It's a small world, but it works.

Fwiw I think authenticity is still a value and I will keep looking for it and responding to it in the new.

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I am even older than Gen X so I have been irrelevant for even longer. I am indeed old enough to know that that almost all 78 records were made of shellac, not vinyl. Yet it has been millennials (albeit of a particular alternative bent) who have extended their crate digging all the way back to some of the earlier forms of music contained therein (hokum, traditional jazz, country blues, pre-Nashville country, etc.) perhaps in search not of authenticity but of a romanticized conception of the past they can construct their American identity upon. Or may it was just the "O Brother, Where art Thou" soundtrack?

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