Jack Black in School of Rock said that Rock was about sticking it to the man. He also admitted it was effectively dead. It didn't strike me how mild rock really is until it came up on my daughter's Maisy video.
For those of you without children, Maisy is for kids too old for Teletubbies but not ready for the swift-moving dialogue of Sesame Street.
When Maisy the mouse invited her friends Cyril the squirrel and Charlie the crocodile to her house, they danced to various types of music, polka and "rock and roll: what fun!" Children today must recognize rock as the type of music used as the background for boring commercials.
Rap hasn't come quite as far but Spongebob Squarepants featured "When Worlds Collide," a rap by a dancing robot and a caveman.
The Man's laughing all the way to the bank.