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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