People still play “Stayin’ Alive” in public places, and it’s not because they’re being ironic. “Stayin’ Alive” is a good song and the Bee Gees have my sincere respect, but this is not out of nostalgia, but out of a lack of options. This means some people grow up listening to disco and nothing but disco for their whole lives. You know how when you’re young, you listen to your parents’ music because your parents are the primary tastemakers in your life. Your parents supposedly know better, but as you enter adolescence and begin to question parental authority, your taste veers in the oppsite direction. There is good reason why teenagers are such a lucrative market for pop music.
Of course there’s NOTHING to do at the office the weekend after Christmas. Now you have the next 8 hours to check facebook and update your tumblr.