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Beatles editorial: Let them be.
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19 July 2013 - 9.42pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....story.html

This editorial by a musician in the Washington Post whines about how popular the Beatles are even after all these years and says it's time we all stopped loving them for a change.  It mentions a book about how the Beatles destroyed Rock and Roll, in which the author laments that 12 year olds have nothing better to listen to than The Beatles these days.

I wonder if the author of this editorial would be interested to know that I, an avid music fan who has followed indie rock for the last twenty years, have started listening to The Beatles and find them infinitely more satisfying than 90% of the music that is being recorded today.  I believe that The Beatles are still popular today because the quality of contemporary music is diminishing, and The Beatles represent a pinnacle of achievement.

12 years olds hear it.  I hear it.  What's wrong with this guy's ears?

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

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Von Bontee
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19 July 2013 - 10.59pm

Well, he's "Justin Moyer, a musician" so he must know what he's talking about. /sarcasm

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Linde
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19 July 2013 - 11.08pm

I love how all the comments on the article on the website itself are negative too. Dafuq is even his point? One of the most ridiculous articles I have ever read. Fail.

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19 July 2013 - 11.15pm

He might as well of shouted "hey, over here, Look At Me!!!!. Here I am, woo-hoo!!" and done a dance naked.

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20 July 2013 - 12.09am

Von Bontee said
Well, he's "Justin Moyer, a musician" so he must know what he's talking about. /sarcasm

We need to stop having musicians named "Justin".  I think I'll write an editorial making that case... blue-meanie

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Linde
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21 July 2013 - 3.37pm

meanmistermustard said
He might as well of shouted "hey, over here, Look At Me!!!!. Here I am, woo-hoo!!" and done a dance naked.

 

At least that would've been slightly entertaining. And if he'd have a nice body, at least we'd have something to look at.

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Little Piggy Dragonguy
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21 July 2013 - 6.36pm

I don't understand what the point was. The Beatles were a really fantastic band, is everybody supposed to forget about them and stop listening just because they're old? 

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SatanHimself
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21 July 2013 - 6.44pm

This is just an example of a Millennial rebelling against his parents. 

E is for 'Ergent'.

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Von Bontee
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21 July 2013 - 8.22pm

Grandparents too, maybe.

Funny Paper said

Von Bontee said
Well, he's "Justin Moyer, a musician" so he must know what he's talking about. /sarcasm

We need to stop having musicians named "Justin".  I think I'll write an editorial making that case... blue-meanie

Well, as far as (my fellow Ontario native) Bieber is concerned, try making the case for him as a musician first.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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29 July 2013 - 2.16pm

What a twat the author of that article is. What is this, 1965? "12 yr olds have nothing better to listen to than the Beatles?" Well, on that he's right, most modern music is total shit! :lol:

 

But who can argue with this turd of wisdom in the article?:

"When headshots of John, Paul, George and Ringo — two deceased, two septuagenarians — adorn adolescents’ walls from 1963 to 2013, something is either wrong with pop culture or wrong with teenagers"

That's more an indictment on the absolute shit that is being produced today than anything against the Beatles. I love how almost all of the comments are destroying the idiot author, though...good stuff! :D

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