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The Nose Just Needs Some Time to Find Itself, Okay?

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Normally by Friday morning we've got the first one or two topics for The Nose ironed out, and we maybe spend some time hashing out what the third and fourth might be.

Not this week.

We're pretty sure that we're going to bat around Terry Teachout's contention that rock 'n' roll may very well not be here to stay:

For my part, though, I am struck by how little of the rock to which I listened so avidly as a teenager is interesting to me today. This is especially true of the “classic” albums of 1971 that are cited in Never a Dull Moment, most of which I have since come to find embarrassingly jejune. Who now listens to (say) America, Jethro Tull’s Aqualung, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 4 Way Street, Yes’s Fragile, the Doors’ L.A. Woman, Elton John’s Madman Across the Water, Pink Floyd’s Meddle or Janis Joplin’s Pearl for any possible reason other than nostalgia?

Beyond that, this show may be as much of a surprise for us as it'll be for you.

Here's some stuff we've talked about talking about, which may or may not mean we'll actually talk about it:

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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