Camille Paglia likes the Who, my old favorite band, Salon magazine informs me. Salon www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2007/10/10/britney/
Her observations brought to mind something that sprang into my head a few years ago, unbidden, about the basic existential stance by the three greatest rock bands of all time (excepting the Beatles of course.) Here it is:
The Who: What does it all mean?
The Rolling Stones: Who cares what it all means?
The Grateful Dead: We know what it all means.
Speaking of Rock and Roll, did you notice how Paul Krugman in The New York Times a few days ago riffed off a Talking Heads song, Same as it Ever Was, without even mentioning it overtly? Wild, when gray-bearded economists are alluding to the Talking Heads. We’ve come a long way, baby.