Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Saturday, 31 March 2012

I remember the 1960s

as noisy and intimidating.
The post-war bubble of frugal smugness
was burst by baby-boomer adolescents,
who found themselves inside a new bubble
of getting and spending and ego,
of freedom from everything except desire,
a bubble of the home-destroying
goggle-box, and Lego® -
a bubble in which Yeats was
eclipsed by the Beats and the Liverpool Poets,
football turned from game to a sport,
Bach was compared with the Beatles
and found wanting by juvenile minds,
Bonnard gave way to Auerbach,
and Pisarro
lost out to Warhol and Picasso.

Thus the mummy-cloth of history unwinds.

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