Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pop Culture

I think we were overseas when the news broke all over the world that Chris Cornell, frontman for the band Soundgarden, had died. Who? Never heard of him or the band.

In court in Melbourne of late has been the Australian born American film star by the name of Rebel Wilson. Nope, not heard of her either.

The performer in Manchester where such a terrible thing happened was the world famous Ariana Grande. You've guessed it. I have never heard of her either.

I don't want to further clutter my brain with more even more useless knowledge that my brain already retains but to not ever heard of such world famous people surprises me.

I feel very old and ignorant. Maybe it is because I don't have contact with younger people regularly and only focus on one or two news sources that could not be described as promoters of popular culture.


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  1. I loved Soundgarden in the 90s and saw them in concert once. You would probably recognize a couple of their more famous songs if you heard them.

    I had never Ariana Grande either...

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    1. Jennifer, you are so cool and hip. I think you are right. I would recognise their more famous songs. Grande is surely a huge money earning export from the US, yet you don't know here either.

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  2. I don't think anyone over the age of 16 had heard of Ariana Grande; and that includes me!

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    1. Cro, I am not as bad as I thought then.

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  3. I never heard of Ariana Grande either. Too many celebrities these days. My brain can't absorb them all.

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    1. Kirk, there have been a few who I like but I only discovered them much later in their careers.

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  4. To be honest Andrew the American culture of idolising people like the kardashians and the like really saddens me, I think the whole country has disappeared into a virtual reality that now somehow has affected the rest of the world!

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    1. Grace, we do worry about where the world is going, but it won't have a great effect on us, I suppose.

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  5. I am so grateful to read this post. I also didn't know any of them - and was feeling incredibly ignorant. Which I am - but not alone.

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    1. EC, I am surprised to learn I am not alone.

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  6. Perhaps popping a couple of celebrity fashion blogs into your feed reader could assist with this. Tom and Lorenzo is how I know all the "celebrities" and I enjoy their fashion commentary too. I love having my regular doses of Swinton, Queen Helen, and various others. :)

    Also they keep me in the loop with the "poledances" which keeps me up to date on which movies are being released. I add those of interest into my keep an eye out for text file, grab them when I see them, and have found a lot of great movies I would otherwise never have heard of this way.

    I also enjoy TV Tonight here in Australia they keep me in the loop with upcoming shows etc. :)

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    1. Sorry Snoskred. You are assuming I am actually interested. I am not, but I do like to know about people if they are famous. I only heard Amy Winehouse music after she died.....and she was really good. Tom and Lorenzo...I don't think I even need to check.

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    2. I love those guys, they are so funny and the nicknames they make up for people make me laugh. But I also love being kept in the loop with what everyone is wearing. And just yesterday I added a new Nicole Kidman movie to my file. Their site is worth a quick look at least, see if maybe you enjoy it. :)

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    3. I did check them out. Kind of like TMZ but with less of a gossip focus.

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  7. I've heard of all of them, mostly through my grandchildren, but don't know much more than their names.

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    1. There you go River. You are in touch with young people and know such names, at least.

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  8. Have heard of the Australian women but not the others.

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    1. Margaret, it was the Manchester performer that amazed me the most. How could I not know of her? I 29 year old gay lad was killed at the concert, and he knew her.

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