Friday, September 03, 2004
In my recent posting using the poem template "Where I'm From" I started thinking about influences in my own life. Some people who did similar posts talked about pop culture as very important as a point of origin. As a teen I lived and worked on a farm, pop culture was not big in my life. In the 80's my wife and I did not have a television, the closest thing to pop culture was our pseudo pop culture of the Christian music. Pop culture images and content were NOT very important. Pop culture is a part of a shared experience for a lot of people. Shared experiences help define a person; playing in a band, playing a sport or attending a concert. I think the books we read define us as a person more than the movies we watch or the magazines we read. Music we listen to defines us, but often it is an outward sign of identity expressed to others.