The Knack lead singer Doug Fieger passes away, God Bless

One of the Gen X anthems-

NYDailyNews:

Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band The Knack who sang on the 1979 hit “My Sharona,” died Sunday. He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, according to The Knack’s manager, Jake Hooker.Fieger formed The Knack in Los Angeles 1978, and the group quickly became a staple of Sunset Strip rock clubs. A year later he co-wrote and sang lead vocals on “My Sharona.”  Fieger said the song, with its pounding drums and exuberant vocals, was inspired by a girlfriend of four years.

“I had never met a girl like her — ever,” he told The Associated Press in a 1994 interview. “She induced madness. She was a very powerful  presence. She had an insouciance that wouldn’t quit. She was very self-assured. … She also had an overpowering scent, and it drove me crazy.”

“My Sharona,” an unapologetically anthemic rock song, emerged during disco’s heyday and held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard pop chart for six weeks, becoming an FM radio standard….

February 15, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Ode to Gen X…

We are so totally frakked my fellow X-ers, as we kinda sorta always knew we would be…Reality Bites (1994)

The universal legacy of paying for previous generations sins continues to hammer GEN X and apparently will hammer our children and grandchildren as well. Back to my cynicism, it may keep me warm when they turn off the heat to those who make ‘too much’, or whom they deem ‘young enough’ to deal with the cold and carry whatever ‘legacy charge’ they dream up next….

We will always have …well not Paris, but the 7/11 and The Knack anyway, lol:

Cynical?? WHO US?? Gee wonder why! BWAAAAAAHAAAAAAA!!

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February 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, Film, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Uncategorized, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 1 comment.

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