War is Over

Why can’t our generation have a genius like Lennon?

  1. jazzpants

    Merry Christmas, Kevin! Keep the faith…

  2. Micromarkets make it really hard to have a pop icon recognized as genius.

    Lennon lived in a time where there was a mass market with a higher lower common denominator (b/c schools were better back then in producing well rounded people).

    So the quality of his message was much better than compared to someone with as much reach as him today.

    But, there may be a few people with Lennon’s genius that you can find in intellectual circles, if you seek them out. I think the poet, Brandon Brown, is one of them, but he’s given up poetry b/c our society doesn’t support the arts, and is instead fundraising for UCSF.

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