A kid just sang “Jailhouse Rock” on American Idol. This week’s theme is music of the 60s.
Jailhouse Rock was recorded by Elvis in 1957.
A few weeks ago, “Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann,” had a motown theme. Most of the songs performed were not recorded by Motown artists.
How hard is it to get such basic facts correct?
If a kid sings a 50s song during 60s week of American Idol, shouldn’t they be disqualified? Surely the musical director for the show knows that Jailhouse Rock is not a 60s tune.
OK, maybe I watch too much television.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.
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A man after my own heart. Hard to believe the AI songs from 45 years ago were familiar to my ears. Ahhh, the good old days, or were they?
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