i call this my prince and the revolutionary theory. that these two things exist in a world filled with opinions, and everyone has the same opinion: prince rules. so does the godfather. [obviously, i was proven wrong in the comments of my post. but for some reason, even though someone said "i actually don't like the godfather," i cannot get it through my head that this theory is not still 100 percent true.]
another universal truth i hold is that 1984 was a great year for music: the cars, the go gos, van halen, rem, spandau ballet, inxs, run dmc, culture club ... i could go on.
apparently i was wrong. not everyone believes 1984 was a great year for music.
hacksaw: the 80s were terrible for music.
me: wrong. 1984 was like the greatest year in music history.
hacksaw: 1984?! what happened in 84?
me: uh. [sarcastic "uh" i might add] let's see: madonna's "like a virgin," prince's "purple rain," springsteen's "born in the USA" ... [then with less confidence] and who could forget wham?
hacksaw: pssshh ... all the good music is from the 70s.
me: [still going] the smiths, the cure, depeche mode ...
finally someone jumped in with: the suburbs?
this left hacksaw shaking his head. opinion. unchanged.
theory: losing momentum.