Thank you to Ted Anthony for his Washington Post story about Generation X and the the loss of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson as it relates to the larger picture of generational and life experiences. He echoed the sentiments expressed by the Gen X Files, Latchkey Man and me in posts earlier tonight:
“These people were on our lunchboxes,” said Gary Giovannetti, 38, a manager at HBO who grew up on Long Island awash in Farrah and MJ iconography. “This,” he said, “is the moment when Generation X realizes they’re grown up.”
It has been so interesting to see Generation X on Twitter and in the Blogosphere sharing in this sentiment tonight.
It was really something to read tweets from a local PR director about songs like Ben. Folks, I wanted to play Ben in my 8th grade piano recital instead of Bach. Connecting with someone who even knows Ben, who even remembers Ben, who understands the rats reference, man, it was a Gen X moment I’m savoring. There was another tweet from an Oklahoma City jeweler about Say, Say, Say by Jackson and McCartney. Remember that?
I don’t just want some Comment Luv. I want some Gen X Luv. Kumbaya. Let us bond. =)