#388: The Indestructible Beat of Soweto

“No one who worked in Music thought the job was cool, but most everyone who worked in Music was cool.”

From Brad Efford’s amazing The RS 500, a literary journal using Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list as the jumping-off point for essays and stories. I took an album I was barely familiar with and turned it into an elegy for the big box music stores and their accidental diversity.

Bonus web-only fact: I thought about writing about the things I thought would never happen when I was kid, namely the end of apartheid, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the discovery of the Titanic. It’s nice to be wrong sometimes.