I think I understand what Art is saying, and probably agree with him,
and it might well be nostalgia.
I remember my friends freaking the fuck out over how weird the Talking Heads and Elvis Costello were on SNL. Pure hatred..
But I stay away from talking about cultural revolution, etc.
That's the kind of stuff we hated the hippies for.
I'm not sure if there's a present-day equivalent, or if it's even possible anymore.
But I hope so.