television is supposed to be stupid
July 7, 2013
I was a serious young man. I hated show biz. Hated the idea that you had to entertain people. Thought you had to investigate weighty issues. But my mentors were all entertainers. Dickens. Hemingway. Dylan. Hitchcock. Over the years I’ve tried to balance entertainment and ideas. But much of modern culture is a veneer. I love Sinatra’s sound and some of his songs but that whole Vegas night club stuff is boring. So is much of television. To be kind its stupid. But maybe Letterman was right when he said ‘television is supposed to be stupid’.