Thursday, December 6, 2012

BOOM! - A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-2022 by Ted Polhemus @Ted_Polhemus

BOOM! - A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-2022

Sex, drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll
. . . and vanilla cream pie served by that waitress in The Neptune Diner who lives on in so many Tom Waits songs.

Straight from the fridge – I Love Lucy meets The Sopranos in The Twilight Zone.

From Elvis to Johnny Rotten, Neptune, New Jersey (with Greetings from Asbury Park) to Swinging London, Hipsters to . . . today’s, er, Hipsters.

Some say ‘it all happened in the 60s’ but in BOOM! anthropologist and social historian Ted Polhemus shows how the roots of our (post) modern age penetrate back to the heady years just after WWII.

If you like Mad Men, Blade Runner, American Graffiti, Blow-up, The Wild One . . . wish you’d caught Monk at Minton’s Playhouse in 1947, Springsteen at The Stone Pony in 1975 or The Pistols in London 1976 (or not) . . .
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