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Best Read:Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: Paul is dead

I see people playing rockband with an intensity that could split a hair in half and I weep. When (I believe it was an MIT lab) created rockband they thought they were bringing music to the masses, what they brought was another way to to fool ourselves that we are doing “something” while the world beckons to be changed. I love technology , but I sometimes act like a Luddite, Its simple,  I see people playing rockband and the like , what 1-3 hours a day, time better spent on learning an instrument or the like.

Given that our culture is fundamentally consumerist, every countercultural movement is by definition anti-consumerist, a quixotic attempt to create an imaginary space that exists outside of and in opposition to the marketplace. Counterculturalism is a doomed attempt to maintain innocence in the face of the market’s all-consuming cynicism. Once the Beatles, and particularly John Lennon, became aware of their power, they dedicated themselves to sustaining the countercultural dream of the sixties, even after the dream had evaporated. Rock Band in general, though especially the Beatles edition, makes a particularly good vampire. The blood it sucks is the blood of the innocent.

via Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: Paul is dead.

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What’s Playing: Something by The Beatles

LONDON - FEBRUARY 8, 1964:  (FILE) (L-R) Paul ...
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composed by George Harrison

performed by The Beatles

Something in the way She moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way She woos me

I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

Somewhere in the smile she knows
That I don’t need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me

I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

You’re asking me will my love grow
I don’t know, I don’t know
You stick around and it may show
I don’t know, I don’t know

Something in the way she knows
All I have to do is think of her
Something in the things she shows me

I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

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