First of all I have never heard of Billie Eilish. That doesn't mean she is not a good performer but it probably means that I am not aware of some young musicians. I really enjoyed the article (the link is below). The writer talked about some of these issues we have discussed here many times. I know that generational division is not a good thing. We boomers can learn quite a bit from those younger than us. In the same way younger generations can learn from our experience as well. As for me, younger people could learn quite a bit from the mistakes I have made. I love discovering new things, including new music. Sometimes it is a young artist, other times it is someone from previous generations that I have never heard before. It was great discovering some of the older musicians like Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Here are a few quotes from the article: "A lot of the unpleasantness towards younger artists seems to stem from a fear of irrelevancy. Sure, it’s not exactly a good feeling to know the bands you once idolised mean nothing to younger generations. But as many on Twitter pointed out, it’s wonderful to think of the moment these teenagers do discover artists such as Fleetwood Mac or Nirvana for the first time. For me, doing the same thing in my late teens while I was going through a classic rock phase at university, I imagined it was a lot like how explorers felt discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb." "Watching Kimmel interview Eilish reminded me of a viral video where a father challenged his sons to try to call someone using an old dial telephone. You can hear him laughing as he watches them struggle (they actually seem to do an admirable job with a defunct piece of technology they’d never encountered before). The best part about it was a comment on social media, where someone pointed out: “I bet they had to show him how to upload the video.” Older generations would do well to listen, rather than laugh, at people like Eilish. They might learn something." Of course there will alway be some who will write off others with any reason they choose. Their loss. I look forward to listening to Billie Ellish. Maybe I will like her and maybe I won't but it will be fun checking out her music. Here is a link to the article: Why should Billie Eilish or any teenager give a fleeting thought to a rock band that no longer matters like Van Halen?