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2 Responses to My Jungle Boogie moment

  1. Jennifer Waits July 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    Really nice piece, Matthew. I do think it’s sad that people are increasingly isolating themselves from each other through the use of devices in public.

  2. bob mason July 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    I made my way through the sixties and seventies as a thoroughly snarky member of the new left, and I still cling to the elitist notion that, say, junior walker and james brown were way cooler than kool and the gang.

    As a lifelong non-automobile-driver, I have much public transportation experience to draw on when I say that both hiding and seeking on the bus through music survives. Perhaps not so much on bart but try Muni. Oooo-Weee(sp?).

    Along with your quiet white-type people with their earbuds connected to ever-changing apple-googly thingies( Hey, how can you tell what the street value of these things are anymore? With or without the special jobsian red bumper case antenna thing?), and rowdy much-less-white people having a more lively public aural event toward the rear of the bus. It’s the struggle between the real and the virtual : you can’t really just Get Down all alone.
    Well, most of the time, anyway.

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