"Oh crap, that song is soooo tired," groaned one of the towel boys at the gym as the music changed on the sound system. "I mean, like, ewwwwww....that must be two years old already!" As I watched his little pity party, I couldn't help but wonder: Where does that put the music of Beethoven, Bach or Mozart on the list of the greatest musical hits of all time?
Politicians, warriors and self-important fools frequently fail to learn anything from the past. But for creative types, the past offers a wondrous portal which invites them to explore science and history (as well as the history of comparative religion, costume design, distant cultures and lots more)...
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