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Thursday, April 8
TWO BREAKTHROUGHS IN ONE WEEK, FOLKS
Meet Jon, a 17-year-old piano student of mine. At the end of our lesson last week, I asked him to write down a list of 5 songs from 5 artists he'd never heard of until that point. Just some light listening study for yesterday's session.
He came back with songs by:
- Jason DeruloClearly, we had a problem.
- Demi Lovato
- Andre Rieu
- Johnny Cash
- Some gay fucking song from the soundtrack to Kooza
HUGO: What's the last album you bought?Breakthrough? Kids don't listen to albums anymore.
JON: Alicia Keys.
HUGO: Oh, the new one? I like the last half more than th--
JON: My favorite is "Falling."
HUGO: Wait, what.
JON: The song. "Falling."
HUGO: From her debut album?
JON: Yeah, the one with all her hits.
HUGO: That album's like 5 years old. I think even older.
HUGO: What's the last album you bought before that?
JON: I don't know.
HUGO: What's the last album you heard?
JON: ...I don't know.
They don't even get the free stuff online.
There is no god.