So my friend Amanda volunteers for a youth group as she's a better person than me. Today she received an email from a girl in the group asking, seriously you're going to want to sit down for this, who 'McJagger' is.
She figured Amanda would know as it's like 'super, super old music'. Once I finished weeping for the youth of America I asked if I could respond to the girl. Amanda, being a giver, said sure. Here's the email I crafted.
Hi (name redacted),
Sit down, dear child, we need to talk. I know I am old and ancient at the age of 29, so lean in close so I can hear you.
Here's the deal... it's not McJagger, it's Mick Jagger. Look, here's a whole Wikepedia entry about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Jagger
He is the current reigning bad ass of rock and roll. He is the lead singer for a band called The Rolling Stones. If you haven't heard of them please let me know so I can shoot myself in the face. The Stones are a legendary rock band. I know they aren't played on Kiss FM but trust me when I say they rule. Please go listen to Wild Horses (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhVLiHPUOIM), I'll wait.
There. Wasn't that pretty? They also have many, many songs like I Can't Get No (Satisfaction), Start Me Up and Paint it Black. You may have heard these in car commercials.
So let's just leave it at this... Mick Jagger is a rock God, The Stones rule, and you need to sit your parents down and ask why they didn't teach you about important things.
And that's my Tuesday thus far.