All words are pegs to hang ideas on. At least according to Henry Ward Beecher. But the quandary is that all too often a particular word seems like a proverbial square peg in a round hole of an idea.
Take the word “classic” for example, as in “classic rock.” To youthful followers of popular music the beleaguered term has regrettably come to denote "ancient," "irrelevant" and "timeworn." But ask one of the genre’s ancient and timeworn devotees to describe their beloved rock and roll, and they’ll zealouslyproclaim it to be momentous, influential and timeless. Then they’ll probably drag you to aYes concert to prove their point.
Founded in 1968 by Jon Anderson andChris Squire, the Grammy Award-winning band has created some of the most important and powerful music in rock history, such as the legendary “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” and countless others.