Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Nevermind who, you have failed to reach it...

So I was on a teenager's summer camp last week. It was an amazing Experience. One moment that particularly peturbed me went a little like this:

During mealtimes, there would always be music playing in the background. It was always Christian, invariably "worship", and often mediocre. One of the first meals we had together, however, someone decided to put on DC Talk. An inspired decision, if there ever was one. And, so it goes, the intro riff to Jesus Freak strummed its way out of the speakers, and I got a little excited. The teenagers, unsurprisingly, had never heard of DC Talk before, let alone Jesus Freak. I thought I would help them with a little popular culture reference, by explaining that Jesus Freak by DC Talk was a bit like the Christian version of Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, for it's anthemic nature, singalongability, and general endurability. I got a chorus of blank stares, and then a question from a 14 year old girl:
"Who are Nirvana?"
Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. What do they teach them in schools these days?!

8 comments:

majowil said...

Like.

Will Clark said...

Just reference "Rooftops" by LostProphets or other such derivative mediocre pop-rock...

David said...

Thanks, Martin.

Will, but it's not. It's pretty much a direct comparison to Nirvana. THEY NEED TO KNOW.

Will Clark said...

Very true. Also, kudos on the title pun-age.

David said...

Haha, I probably should admit that it was a complete accident. But I won't - I take full credit.

Riley said...

I promise, not all of us are too terribly hopeless. Some of us have seen the light of days before... everything that's around now a days.

Elizabeth said...

Love that you're now realising how OLD you are ;) Love.

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