Saturday, August 25, 2007

Youth and the comb-over compulsion

The more profound problem is really about demographics. The audience is getting older and we don't know what to do about it, so we have the spectacle of a bunch of middle-aged people in the grip of some comb-over compulsion. Youth. Where is it? Why doesn't it watch us? How do we get hold of it? This is the great motive force in contemporary television. Why do they want to find it? The motive is the same everywhere. Money.

Jeremy Paxman (above) tells it like it is in television - and classical music. Essential reading in today's Guardian, and an essential reminder that youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind.

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