"...try to spot the big, obvious defining differences between 2012 and 1992. Movies and literature and music have never changed less over a 20-year period. Lady Gaga has replaced Madonna, Adele has replaced Mariah Carey... and Jay-Z and Wilco are still Jay-Z and Wilco"
"We seem to have trapped ourselves in a vicious cycle... which leads us to embrace the past and turn the present into a pleasantly eclectic for-profit museum; which deprives the cultures of innovation of the fuel they need to conjure genuinely new ideas and forms; which deters radial change, reinforcing the economic (and political) stagnation... I worry some days, this is the way that Western civilization declines, not with a bang but with a long, nostalgic whimper"
I'll listen to this a million times thanks.