When I look at the music teenagers are listening to in 2009, it looks curiously thrown together without history. They never know when something is clearly derivative, and when it is original, and they are just as happy with a third remake as they are with the source. But then I realize that I am like that too. Watching a movie like Lebowski, I am ignorant of the multiple layers of quotation (Busby Berkely, anyone?) he uses. We are awash in cultural detrius and quotation.

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