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November 1, 2012

4 Pop Culture Arguments That Need to be Retired #1 Music Today is Different!

In a time when you thought no one actually bought music anymore, Taylor Swift's latest album is on track to sell one million copies in its first week.
That's because Taylor Swift is writing music for the only people who ever bought music: 15-year-old girls. That's life. 15-year-old girls are the tastemakers. And now that you know that 15-year-old girls are the ones who buy music, are you still shocked that you don't like what's on the radio? Was that a surprise? Are you still holding out hope that the next generation of 15-year-old girls is going to be into some really good shit? Because that's not going to happen

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 1, 2012 1:32 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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While its true that 15 year old girls are disproportionately driving popular music, they aren't the major driving force because they ain't got the scratch to pay for all that stuff. 15 year old girls aren't at clubs dancing to DJ Snuffy Smif or whatever crap is playing. 15 year old girls aren't booming their bass in the car as it drives by.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 1, 2012 10:34 PM

We have the internet and smartphones. You can hear any music you want any time you want it. And, contrary to longstanding rumors, you will not burst into flames if you do something slightly different from every last *ahem* person around you. It's true, no really.

There is no reason to watch lame TV, hear lame music, or dress according to some herd instinct. Why would someone even want to do that? No permit is necessary to be an individual. It's only scary when you start.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 2, 2012 2:36 AM

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