There are no words. None.
‘Who Is Paul McCartney?’ asks Twitter
Feb 13, 2012
Twitter is a magnificent window into modern society.
But every so often, when one peers inside too closely, it’s easy to feel gloomy about the prospects of our long-term survival. Consider the tweets of a few young and clueless Grammy Awards viewers who flocked to the micro-blogging site on Sunday night to ask the world an urgent question: “Who is Paul McCartney?”
Yes, on a night when Chris Brown channelled Milli Vanilli, host LL Cool J led a mass prayer among the heathens and Lady Gaga accessorized with a sceptre apparently swiped from the set of a Harry Potter movie, some viewers were more preoccupied with the skinny sexagenarian in an ill-fitting tuxedo blazer as he performed a new song, “My Valentine.”
The sight of an ex-Beatle — Who are The Beatles? Why is this geezer bringing me down after Bruno Mars?— crooning a jazz tune with a string section, Diana Krall on piano and Joe Walsh on guitar was enough to baffle some members of a generation steeped in Justin Bieber and wholly deprived of John Lennon.
As compiled by BuzzFeed, their tweets flooded into the ether while McCartney was still on stage. They included intemperate queries such as “Who tf is Paul Mccartney. ldgaf. Who is he hella old too,” “I don’t know who Paul McCartney is” and “im about to sounds naiive as F but who the hell is Paul McCartney??? this song sucks btw.”
As one of the biggest rock stars in history sang on, the tweets veered toward the intersection of confusion and profanity: “Who the f--- is this Paul McCartney dude???”
McCartney’s medley at the show’s end, segueing into a guitar-jam with Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl, seemingly did little to dispel confusion. By Monday afternoon, “Who is Paul McCartney” was trending globally on Twitter. It was as if music itself had died. Maybe someone should record a new version of Don McLean’s “American Pie.”
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