Last week, the BBC informed the world that many persons would like the music of AC/DC to accompany them in the act of shuffling off their mortal coils. This information came by way of a poll asking people in Britain what song they would like to have played at their own funeral. There were, of course, the usual religious songs—”The Lord Is my Shepard,” “Amazing Grace” —as well the expected classical such as like Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major.”

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It’s the secular songs, though, that are more surprising. There is the aforementioned AC/DC coming in with “Highway to Hell,” Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” as well as Meatloaf’s “Bat out of Hell.” The secularists are, it seems, uncomfortable with God but on fairly good terms with… More…

Are you tired of change? Are you fed up with extreme makeovers, disruptive innovation, the constant pressure to extend your product line? In a world overdosing on frantic novelty, are you perfectly happy thinking inside the bun? You may feel guilty about your lack of ambition, your indifference to life coaches, plastic surgeons, the spiritual handymen, and Oprah-certified hucksters who promise you dynamic transformation. You may feel alone, out of step, defective in a world that prizes self-improvement above all else. But at least you still have AC/DC, the patron saints of high-voltage complacency, to believe in.

Thirty-five years into a career that has seen less innovation than Fidel Castro’s beard, the Aussie rockers are at the top of the Billboard charts. They sold 784,000 copies of their new album, Black Ice, in its first week of release. They’ve just embarked on an 18-month world tour. Wal-Mart, the only place… More…