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Frank Ferrer – G N’ R Drummer (2006- )

Frank Ferrer on his initial experiences of Kiss, Queen, and drums via G N’ R @gunsnroses:



Who Knew – Bigelow Gave Us Dafoe in the Movie “The Loveless”

Are you a Willem Dafoe fan? Kathryn Bigelow? The two worked together in the early #80s when Dafoe landed his breakout role as an outlaw biker in the film, The Loveless. Read more about it:

Source: Copy, Edit, Etc. : Who Knew – Bigelow Gave Us Dafoe in the Movie “The Loveless”

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These Are the Strange Reasons Peter Thiel Is Supporting Donald Trump

Something about the experience of the baby boomers, whose lives have been so much easier than their parents or their children, has led them to buy into bubbles again and again.

After his speech on the state of the 2016 election, we have some thoughts for the PayPal cofounder

Source: These Are the Strange Reasons Peter Thiel Is Supporting Donald Trump

Generational Music Nostalgia Machine

As far as most Gen-Xers are concerned, the 1960s-80s were a time of wonderfully expansive music trends in the U.K. and the U.S. Any of us can name a hit or two as some of our old favorites, discovered then via radio and eventually purchased at a local music store. How often we might wish we had a quick reference point, as there were so many good tunes and now we may have so little recall, in comparison to the fruitful plenty of songs that became so popular. Here, we have it!

Mini Boom Box by Viscious-Speed

Hop aboard the Nostalgia Machine! Gen X, find the hit #music of your childhood by choosing any year from the drop-down menu.

One may also find the Kpop Nostalgia Machine via above link. Kpop is the Korean popular music genre which apparently– at the Nostalgia Machine (NM)– goes back only as far as 2010. Not sure why, as “Korean popular music” goes back at least as far as 1885 (Wikipedia), when worldly influence offered a form of new encouragement to oppressed Koreans through the music of teachers from abroad. Some of this popular music was enjoyed, picked up and creatively extrapolated by weary and hopeful denizens.

Maybe the recent menu start at NM is due to 2010 being the time that Kpop began to be known around the world on its own terms, thanks largely to communications made possible via social media. Although Korean pop music has blossomed and touched members of its society since the late 19th century, it’s likely that not until well after the Korean War of the mid-20th century did the ‘new’ voice of Kpop shine truest. It’s catchy and it’s bright, but can be said to be a “cynical” critique of Korean culture, according to Stephanie Chamberlain and her “Cynical Kpop” blog.

Curiosity may have killed a cat, but it’s still good to have some. Perhaps we’ve heard about Korea and have a vague idea about it’s historical progress. Still, isn’t it more interesting to be able to piece together additional bits of culture and influence? We never know what we may find, when we venture beyond what we know into areas that we don’t. That’s an important consideration to hold in our hearts and hope that we remember it during the most critical times (such as during elections of governing representatives).

Learn more about Kpop via Cynical Kpop’s timeline post of major events since 1945

All this wonderment, come by as a result of a visit to the Nostalgia Machine . . . found via disciplined visit to StumbleUpon (a pretty great discovery site).



Wikipedia contributors. “K-pop.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 19 Oct. 2016. Web. 19 Oct. 2016

Image by Vicious-Speed  via Openclipart




A Brief Rant…….. on the generation gap

Some thoughts on the tendency to glaze our frustrations with a coat of negativity against the other, via fun personal blog I follow:

The Failed Grown Up


Ok, I know every generation does this at some point. They look down on the younger generation, pick apart what they’re doing, and point out everything wrong with them. Every generation is lazy, entitled, and looking for a free ride compared to the generation before them, apparently.

But the amount of hate being thrown at kids today is just boggling my mind!

Now, one thing I want to point out is that I am in that weird group that was once Generation Y, but then got erased and kinda absorbed into the millennials. I was a kid when the NES and Sega Genesis game out. I can remember playing Duck Hunt for hours, with the gun up against the screen. I can remember having to put almost a dozen AA batteries into my Sega GameGear to get a few hours of play time out of it. I was around when…

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Gen X Girl Music Vintage 45 Records via Twitter & Ebay

This isn’t our account, no affiliation! Just caught the Tweet at Twitter this morning and it’s such a good little collection to share. Grab it while it’s available, or reminisce:

 We did have great music!

Watch: How Stranger Things Got its Intro

While Stranger Things is for everyone, gen-X is likely to love it most:

Source: Copy, Edit, Etc. Blog: Watch: How Stranger Things Got its Intro

Imagine the off-the-chest moments this series of episodes might present! We’ll look forward to– at least– the highlights.
Will you watch it?

Source: Survivor Season 33: Meet The Cast Of Millennials Vs. Gen-X – Survivor Photos –

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