There’s always a lot of driving with this job. Jeff sits in the cab next to me and we pass a billboard announcing the Beatles have come to iTunes.
“When are we gonna stop looking to the Beatles for pop music? Someone do something, please!”
It was a typical outburst of his. The next billboard was advertising the Hemp Convention in San Jose.
“What’s this made out…of…never mind. This place is stupid.”
All’s he had to do was look at the words HEMP CON and he transported himself to the bourse floor where a nice jacket catches his eye and he realizes he’s surrounded by hippies. He must quickly teleport back to reality so he says the magic phrase: “This is stupid.”
Jeff picks up his phone and checks for messages. He can’t handle looking out the window right now.
If the Beatles didn’t get on iTunes soon, a whole generation of children would not know who they are. This is the heart of Jeff’s comment. Why do we need everyone to know the Beatles still? Of course they were amazing, but does anyone you know need to run out and buy Revolver? We’ve heard those songs more times than we’ve heard, “Press Two for Spanish”. Must our children get high to the same music we did?
(I would be excited if the Beatles catalog was overdubbed into Spanish so I could quickly learn the language. Does Mr. Jobs or Micheal Jackson’s estate have control over that?)
I’m still driving, reading billboards, sucking in everything they tell me.