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When I got my new birthday iPhone 12 in January it came with a free year of AppleTV… and so well okay, why not? Turns out there is some pretty good stuff on that platform, but I already subscribe to Netflix, and Amazon Prime comes with that account, that’s really enough to be paying for. Meanwhile, this week I’ve been watching this Apple documentary series that is absolutely mindblowing. Not just for the music – though I was amazed at just how much of my teenage soundtrack came from this one year. I was 14 at the time, and music was everything to me. So watching this doc has been quite the nostalgic trip down a musical memory lane. But then there is everything else that was going on back then that, as a 14 year old, I was pretty much clueless about. Well, okay other than some random knowledge about the Vietnam War, the Black Panthers… global politics was not something a young girl stranded in fucking Thompson Manitoba was overly concerned about.

Anyhow, this doc has been taking me ALL OVER THE PLACE and I’m not even done yet. If you have a chance to see it, I heartily recommend that you do. Even though it’s a bit heartbreaking to see just how little has changed.

Guardian Review: It has stood the test of time: was 1971 the greatest year in music?