Hey, kids! It's been ages since I've been around, I know, but when a semester ends with a conference and a week outta town hot on its heels, these things happen.
But I have an ethical generic dilemma to posit to my wise readers.
Is Tom Petty power pop?
I got in a discussion the other night with a new friend who objected strongly to this classification. I would argue, I think, that historically that's the wave in which he came to prominence, but that he transcended that category, or at least outlived it.
Exhibit B. (Embedding disabled by request. Feh.)
I admit, I'm puzzled. Discuss.