Did you ever stop and think about all the words and ideas and concepts that you recognize but don’t actually understand? And how they come up, and you accept them, but don’t actually process the material connected to them because you don’t actually know what they mean; you really can’t grasp the scope of their history or their cultural significance? Today, I realized I didn’t fully understand Agent Orange. It is an iceberg unto itself.
“Tv had deadly intentions and was destroying the minds and imaginations of the young–that their attention spans were being dragged down. Maybe that’s true but the three minute song also did the same thing. Symphonies and operas are incredibly long, but the audience never seems to lose its place or fail to follow along. With the three minute song, the listener doesn’t have to remember anything as far back as twenty or even ten minutes ago.”—Bob Dylan in Chronicles, Volume I.