Heard the David Bowie song "Young Americans" tonight, and my impressionistic hearing of it an hour ago was that when Bowie wrote it American music dominated the planet, and young Americans in other countries were sort of a symbol of optimism, democracy, and great music.
Is that still true? What are young Americans today? Does that song still ring true? Or did it only ring true in the mid-70s? I'm interested to hear what people think.
To me, tonight, as a 52 year old guy living in the US, it rings a little hollow.