When I was younger I vowed not to be that out-of-touch adult that had no idea what was going on in the world of children. I didn't want to be intimately familiar with it, but I at least wanted to have a basic idea what was going on. I am becoming that adult against my will now. People now mention songs and artists that I have absolutely no awareness of whatsoever. I read the Internets. I watch some MTV. I have no idea what the fuck these songs are. "Hey you know that song Grenade by Bruno Mars?" "No." "Yes you do, you've heard it, you just don't know what it's called." So I will go watch the video for the song on YouTube and, sure enough, I have never heard that song before. Never once. Not on a commercial, not as background for The Real World, nothing. I am completely out of touch. Today I realized that I would not know a song by Katy Perry or Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga if I heard it loud and clear. I am rarely out of touch about songs that are older than I am, with a few exceptions. The most notable of which is Macarthur Park. I know that is a very famous song, and have known it for a long time, and figured that when I eventually heard it I would be like "oh, THAT song." I finally heard it about a year ago and was like "wait, what?" (That song is a complete mystery to me anyway as to why anybody thought it was good). FOCUS: What song (or artist) did you hear about for a long time, but never heard? Did you eventually like that song, or dislike it? Do children in your family regale you with Bieber tunes? Do old people in your life keep telling you about All Along the Watchtower?