Oops! Sorry! I was actually laughing when I posted that. Guess I should have put the winking smiley next to the tsk tsk smiley. My bad. I'm actually smacking myself in the head now if that helps.
As for the sad state of today's music, I personally blame MTV. Songs used to be about the MUSIC, and any visuals were inside your own head. Now you don't need to be particularly musically talented as long as you can produce a sexy video.
Back to topic, any guesses on "and the operator says 40 cents more for the next 3 minutes"? It's from the 70's. (Natch!)