Listening to French songs.  Getting live translation.  Could make one reflective.  What's happened to lyrics?

There are no great lyrics anymore... at least none that could stand up against the great poetry of these old masters.  I'm disappointed in the masses for allowing such mediocre music to represent our culture and our times.  It's just embarrassing.  We might as well have a cookie-cutter for every aspect of our lives, because the pop music of today is all really just the same song slightly reworked over and over for different singers.  And this mentality has pervaded so many other industries, artistic and otherwise.  Very frustrating.

Here we go, Day 313: