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Happy to be a Part of the Industry of Human Happiness: The Trans-Continental Beat of the 1960s

Alec Palao, Nuggets II (Rhino Records), 2001

SO, AS WE’RE FREQUENTLY TOLD, the world has now shrunk to the size of a soccer ball. The internet has eliminated traditional terrestrial boundaries of distance and culture. We are a virtual society, a global nation living in cyberspace. That may be news to the squares, but the collective consciousness of the world’s youth has been united plenty of times in the past. How? It’s called rock’n’roll.

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