By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about what they wrote.
This week, I spoke to Matt Daniels who wrote Identifying Generational Gaps in Music for The Pudding. Here's what I wrote about it:
A new project is tracking down the generational gaps in music. For instance, 91 percent of Gen Z was unable to place the song “With Arms Wide Open” by Creed compared to just 24 percent of Millennials, who know the 2000 song by heart thanks to endless infomercials imploring them to participate in mail-order compilation CD programs. It cuts both ways: 88 percent of Boomers were unable to place “In The End” by Linkin Park, fully 75 percent of Gen X could not identify “Forever” by Chris Brown, and Millennials failed at knowing any songs that came out prior to the Now That’s What I Call Music! program that Weird Al did not cover. This is dangerous…