[78-L] name that Era

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Apr 25 01:59:40 PDT 2014

On 25/04/14 08:39, david.diehl at hensteeth.com wrote:
> No one in this world, so far as I know...has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.
> H.L. Mencken, "Notes on Journalism", Chicago Tribune , September 19, 1926 DJD
> Visit the Blue Pages: the Encyclopedic Guide to 78 RPM Party Records
> http://www.hensteeth.com
It would seem to me that the popular music record buying/listening 
public are an incurious lot, and will accept what they are offered, and 
are not prepared to go out to investigate what else is available. They 
aren't interested in analysing the music, but only want soothing noises 
to see them through the day. And they have no sense of history.

Mencken's comments are relevant across the board to many other areas 
such as computer games, mobile phone ringtones, tv fare, online gambling 

      Julian Vein

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