After reviewing Frank Marshall‘s How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, I was seized by the idea of finding a replica of my old “Death to Disco” T-shirt, which I wore in ’77 and ’78. It would be cool to re-wear it, I decided, because the issue was settled 40 years ago.

But all I could find online were T-shirts that say “Death Before Disco.” Which is totally the wrong sentiment as it more or less translates into “I will gladly accept death before dancing on a disco floor.” Which is analogous to the classic Tale of Two Cities line, “Tis a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

The proper sentiment should be a sentence handed down by a judge — “I sentence thee, disco, to death for having temporarily killed rock ‘n’ roll….say your prayers now for the sentence will be carried out immediately.”