1971 is the name of the year and an Apple TV+ documentary series billed as The Year That Music Changed Everything. This is also the number of hours the former president spent on his blog From the Desk Off. No, this is not true. But it is satisfactory. The thesis of the film 1971 is that music suddenly came into its own a year and a half before the Beatles’ sale date. In fact, filmmakers Elton John, Isaac Hayes, Andy Warhol and the Loud family and the Osmond family make a very good case for it with lots of studio footage. I know it sounds like I’m being sarcastic. I’d be on more ship if the south of France had a little less corpse of Keith Richards and more of one of the incredible tapestry sessions that would have caused the earth to sink beneath our feet and the sky to fall, but by Year’s End Music clearly survived, I bought a little,
2021 could use little of this treatment. On Grey’s Anatomy, which was delayed by 8 or more months until the height of the pandemic, the season finale hastened the clock to keep pace with the present. This Is Us started in the present, then moved forward 4 years between now and past flash forwards to a point that apparently home appliance and haircut styling innovations and new features stalled out. Hidden message: Forget watching and working from home; This is just watercooler conversation and a cliffhanger, to be clear. Welcome back, Kotor.
We are just weeks into the vaccination era and already we are reverting to the old norms, much faster than experts have predicted. Twitter is offering a $3 per month professional version for French and Canadian journalists that lets you save bookmarks and edit mistakes. Twitter Spaces has found a new tab in the mobile client to aid in the discovery of new live shows, and Facebook has invented Bulletins as a jump starter for neuter apolitical, private public radio-oriented newsletters with embedded clubhouse rules. – Apple avoid 30% of the App Store by-apps by creating a %-to-name-later out-of-app subscription experience. No wonder the future is barely different from this Thursday. But don’t mistake my lack of resentment for anything other than total support for the three major plans on the table so far. I really think we’ll see the beginning of some real shape-shifting in the maker economy, as we saw in earlier times with Tom Wolf and Ken Kesey’s Electric Acid Kool Aid Test, and Kurt Vonnegut ever wrote .
Fifty years ago we saw what happens when talent takes over the institution. ’72 The organization retaliated, ’73 tapes were played back, ’74 The President of the United States must also stand naked. The underlying truth of the matter is that every year is the time when music takes over. The Revolution continues to be not broadcast on TV, this time shared with added interactivity. Joni Mitchell sits forever on top of a hill in her car with the engine turned off:
he makes friends easy
he’s not like me
I watch anxiously for the decision
where will that boy be in the city now
car on a hill © November 28, 1973; crazy crow music
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