Valley girls, swing votes and impressive Gen X authors. The latest edition of Generation X headlines is out and here are some bits to chew on.
Valley Girls To the Breakfast Club
Here’s a great little opinion piece that provides insight on everything from Valley Girls to the Breakfast Club. Check it out. (Spartan Daily out of San Jose University, written by Adam Browne.)
I really like the fact he acknowledges how much the work of baby boomer Bruce Springsteen defined some members of Generation X. That would in part be me. The music of slackers, rockers, stoners and punkers really didn’t appeal to me, although I admit, I once had a picture of Michael Jackson in my locker. And, I loved all the usual suspects like Amy Grant and other early artists on the Christian pop scene; Styx, Foreigner, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Night Ranger, etc. But, Springsteen’s lyrics were the first I really connected with, and to this day his messages (although I hate some of his new stuff) transcend my youth and continue to resonate with me more or less.
This next article from Conde Nast Portfolio.com, is about Generation X having enough money to now spend on Super-price Art, which in this article refers to old comic books.
Business Week has an article about people over 40/Gen X going to business school.
Springsteen Draws Gray-Haired Gen X For Obama
Here’s an article about Springsteen performing at a voter registration rally in Pennsylvania in an effort to aid Obama. The article mentions that he performs to a mixed crowd of Gen X, gray hairs and 30-somethings. The writer, Shumartis of the Northern Pennsylvania Times, is not informed enough to realize Gen X IS the 30-something crowd.
Are Gen X Women the Swing Vote?
Here is another article that states divorced Gen X women have all the power in the world right now. They continue to be identified as the swing vote in the presidential election. This article talks about Gen X being the first colorblind and gender-neutral generation.
Here’s a pretty cool blog that talks about impressive Gen X writers. I wish this blogger would write a guest post for my blog – or a larger post on her blog about Gen X writers in general. She’s way more qualified to write on this subject than me.
Here ‘s a blog post that asks Is the generational gap really that interesting anymore?
This next blog post is written by a Catholic from Indiana who writes briefly about her experience as a member of Generation X and how the Catholic church of today is different than the church of her youth. Check it out.