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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 1994 22:17:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Not Amused <RKARR[at]>
Subject: Age and Irony

Fearless leader writes:
> does that fact that several of us continue to see worth in the music
> mean are we all becoming boring old farts? `racheland' hits near my heart
> too, as much as `real men' did when i was much younger.
> i can see why his audience may be dwindling. those fans of 86 are
> growing up and losing contact with current JBC releases. the consumers
> of "indie" music in general have less and less in common with a maturing
> artist and what he has to say.

Most common quote in response to my dropping mention of Pat into
conversation with 24-to-30-year-olds: "I used to love him. Them.
Whatever. You mean he's still around? Or they?"
Argument in favor of some more aggressive mktg, methinks.

Rick G. Karr Engineer, Reporter
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