Kids today have no respect, through the ages

I was obsessing about girl solo singers of the 1960s yesterday and started thinking about this after thinking about “Downtown“:

That’s Lulu singing “To Sir, With Love.” The movie was pretty good, too.

Sort of a reversal of the white teacher straightening out the minority kids in the inner city, but consider this. This actually is what all those movies were copying.

But wild kids didn’t originate in the 1960s. Sidney Poitier had his own high school delinquent experience here:

But this is a white teacher straightening out predominantly white kids in the inner city.

The lights are much brighter there

Every now and then, I get a song stuck in my head from a thousand years ago. I have no idea what triggered this.

This came out when I was 9, and I don’t think I’ve heard it for about 30 years. But I was walking downtown today, and listening to the music of the traffic in the city, and the next thing you knew …

(And aren’t the trippy special effect of 1964 cute?)