Be that as it may it's still fun to follow pop culture and wish that a song like O Superman could still get to number 2 in the charts based on popularity alone.Mediated culture is, by necessity, a narrow field and the argument ultimately boils down to 'Coke or Pepsi'. The response 'neither' places you outside the discussion. Chomsky says the same thing about intellectual freedom in Western democracy - the freedom to engage in lively debate within strictly controlled parameters. Mass-media doesn't so much teach us what to think as how to think. There's a kind of fallacy involved in getting het-up over this, I think.
For sure, but every inbreaking of real imagination and creativity into the charts is another alibi for the industry; it's bittersweet, without parameters there's nothing to strain against - it does appear that all the horses in the industry stables are slowly suffocating in their own mess though. It's definitely time for a new Burt Kokain or a Rotten Johnny to kick it back to life ... maybe it's sour grapes on my part but I'd put a DNR order on it. LOLBe that as it may it's still fun to follow pop culture and wish that a song like O Superman could still get to number 2 in the charts based on popularity alone.
Does any of this really matter at all?
Isn't it like moaning about reality shows being popular on TV or the kids with the txtspk or whatever?
People are gonna like what they're gonna like.
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