Posted by: Gregoryno6 | June 19, 2011

Forty years of, um, progress. An historical review, in four youtube clips.

In two fields, specifically.

Firstly, science and technology.

Then:

Now:

Is it just me or have we lost something somewhere along the way? Apart from hair, that is.

Moving on to Exhibit B – male singers with female accompaniment.

Then:

Now – and this one comes with a language warning too:

The ladies are allowed to play the instruments now, so that’s a step forward…


Responses

  1. 1. 2001–pretty good movie except for the 20 minute acid trip in the middle.
    2. Steve Ballmer–nothing scarier than a wealthy nerd getting his groove on.
    3. Johnny Rivers–what a voice–love “Poor Side of Town” and “Secret Agent Man.”
    4. Cee-lo Green–never really paid any attention to this guy. I mostly dismiss black singers these days, because they mostly chant/talk/brag/shout rhythmically and call it “hip-hop music” or “rap music”, when it should be called “urban poetry” or something, because music involves singing, not talking, as I understand it. This guy sings pretty darn well when he sings.

    • I came across the first pair a few years ago. They’re a perverse yin and yang. The ape, exhibiting real brain power and the first sparks of intelligence; Ballmer, hooting and capering like he’d just slipped ten million years back down the evolutionary timeline.


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