Friday, April 25, 2008

Accessing Culture

I went to see Destroyer last night, and was chatting with the person I went with about how the "kids" today are exposed to and access pop culture. Back in the pre-internet days you had mainstream radio and maybe you had a college radio station which played some other things. Perhaps an alt-weekly told you about stuff. But that was it. Aside from listening to what your friends had, other than going to record shops and buying random things you thought you might like there really wasn't any way to sample what was out there.

Obviously things are different now, with the internet, but still it's a mystery to me just how your typical suburban teen interacts with that universe.