This Girl's Voice

Wednesday, February 05, 2003  

•• that was then, this is now ••

there's a documentary on my tv right now called "Generation", juxtaposing interviews and concert footage from the 90's version of Woodstock against footage from the original Woodstock from the 60’s....

so, a moment ago, there was a scene where Greenday was on stage singing the opening lines to "Basketcase":

do you have the time to listen to me whine
about nothing and everything all at once

the doc then cuts to Todd Rundgren, who, when asked what the difference is with the “kids today” as compared to back when he was young said (and i'm paraphrasing here) that,

"with today’s generation it’s stylish not to care about anything, but back in my time it was stylish to care about something."

with terrorism omnipresent, the subsequent subverting of civil liberties in exchange for "security", the u.s. ecomony stalled and in recession, the largest deficit in American history, North Korea giving a collective nuclear finger to Bush Inc., the Bush admin's collective shrug of indifference in response to that breaking news, and the President and his mens' rock hard jones for a preemptive war with iraq, let's hope that "caring about something" comes back into vogue.

posted by voxpopgirl | 2/05/2003