Rare to find a thinkpiece I agree with so unequivocally as this one from an Atlanta paper about the joy of Now – as in, the moment in pop, not the compilation album, although that would fit the rubric. (via scrubbles.

And it’s also rare to find a thinkpiece I disagree with as much as its companion, this. It’s rare to read an article so absolutely, poisonously disdainful of everything which might be called modern in pop music. The funniest and saddest bit: “At its best, technology provides Internet forums in which fans can bid on rare Link Wray promos or compare notes about which amplifiers Roky Erickson used with the 13th Floor Elevators.” (The worst thing about modern technology is, predictably, sampling).