I am, of course, referring to the spectral type M3V red dwarf star approximately 22 light-years away.
Why do I say this? Because I’m becoming acquainted with – and starting to appreciate – parcels of entertainment that were hammered out around that time period, about 22-ish years ago. I’ve been a fan of Led Zeppelin ever since my sense of taste formed in my young teenage years, but now I’m learning to really like some of the bands of the 90s. Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, etc. It’s amazing that so many great things were made in the 80s and 90s that were overshadowed by the Hair Bands and pastels and rolled-up blue jeans. I was aware of “Grunge”, but I was unaware of the artistry and talent that were incubated in those years. I was such a dork in high school. I only knew about these bands because they were popular. Therefore I didn’t want anything to do with them. I hated the popular kids. I hated everything they liked. So I assumed that they were listening to dumb music.
I’m also recently finding other types of entertainment that I was previously unappreciative of. I’ve read the entirety of Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I also just picked up a couple of issues of Iron Empires. Any other recommendations for comics or books or other entertainment of those times?
I don’t imagine I’ll make that mistake again. I’ll look back and sift through the bands and other entertainment of the past. I’ll catch up with modern times soon and bask in the genius of more modern musicians. I hear that Bieber kid is popular.
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I highly suggest you check out Daft Punk’s new album, Random Access Memories. It is one of the best albums I have heard in quite a long time. Beware there are a few re-mixes out there as people claim the original album is not “dancey enough”. Ignore these, the original is magic. Also, check out anything by Kraftwerk! Very good 70’s German Synth band. Way ahead of their time both in musicality and social commentary. They are like musical prophets.