Greetings Blog Bohemians!!
Welcome to the kickoff of my new blog, Freditorials. Over the next few weeks I hope to build a following of fiercely loyal, fanatical and obsessive readers, desperate to check The Telegraph?s Web site daily to see if by chance I have posted another golden treasure of wisdom and wit, and then breaking down into a pathetic pile of tears if it doesn?t happen.
Okay, so I?ll settle for a few people taking the time to check out an occasional update.
And before you begin rolling your eyes, wondering what I have to say that could be the least bit interesting, never fear?the wait is over.
As I entered my mid- (and then late) 30s, I found myself becoming more and more removed from the latest trends in music, movies, books and other assorted pastimes related to pop culture. And as I held onto my cassettes and VHS tapes, I realized not only did I not ?get into? the newest trends, but I found some of the dinosaurs I held onto were just better.
Frustrated by the fact that TMZ ignores the B-52s but follows Lindsay Lohan everywhere, praying she will fall off the sidewalk, while millions of teenagers will go see the Twilight movies five and six times and yet have no idea who Anne Rice is, I have decided to devote my blog to pop culture for us baby boomers (including early Gen-X-ers and ?Generation Jones??look it up). There are a saddened many of us out there, desperate to know what weird old movies are playing at the Tivoli or wondering what Fleetwood Mac is up to these days.
Well this will be your haven!
But I need your input. There are no doubt pop culture icons from the 70s and 80s still out and about, doing things that would be considered big news if they were starring in the next Transformers movie. I invite readers to help me track these gems down, or share your thoughts on current vs. past pop culture phenomenon.
Upcoming blogs in the works include ?The Death of the Counterculture,? ?When Music Loses its ?Heart?,? and ?The Return of the Evil Remakes.?
Although my blog may be aimed at ?my generation,? I hope it also will attract readers young and old alike. And if just one Generation Next-er reads my blog and then goes out and buys a Pink Floyd CD or rents ?The Godfather,? then I have made the world a better place.