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 Beat(en) Generation
 Posted: Jul 16 2018, 01:23 PM

Dentus Chookus

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This "Fake News" section immediately came to mind when I was listening to the chorus of the song "Beat(en) Generation" by The The.

"The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Reared on a diet of prejudice and mis-information
The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Open your eyes, open your imagination"

The The was essentially Matt Johnson and various session musicians. I thought this song would be viewed by a wider audience, rather than having it the music section.

I think the title is a clever play on the Beat Generation of the '50s which, in turn, led to the hippie and counterculture movements of the '60s. The lyrics appear to be mourning a generation lost and are as relevant today as they were when the song was recorded in the '80s.

Here is the song:

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

“All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” - John Wooden
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