When it comes to rock and roll, there are no "good old days."

Today’s must-read: Andy Whitman tells us to shut up about how music used to be great.

He writes:

What I don’t understand is why so few people continue to seek out new music past the tender age of, oh, say twenty five. … Why would you ever give that up? … What could be more stultifying, more crippling than being cut off from a source of life, and believing that the source of life is no longer available, that it is somehow unseemly and inappropriate?

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.