Saturday, February 21, 2009

1958 Joneser

The symbol was designed and completed February 21, 1958 (my birthday!) "Recession" has replaced ROCK". The name “Generation Jones” has several connotations, including: a large anonymous generation, and a “Keeping up with the Joneses” competitiveness borne from this generation’s populous birth years. The connotation, however, which is perhaps best known stems from the slang word "jones" or “jonesing”, which means a yearning or craving. Jonesers were the people who as teens in the 1970s made this slang word popular, but beyond this historical claim, many believe the concept of jonesing is among this generation’s key collective personality traits. Jonesers were given huge expectations as children in the optimistic 1960s, and then confronted with a different reality as they came of age in the pessimistic 1970s, leaving them with a certain unrequited, jonesing quality.
Born in 1958: January 1 - Grandmaster Flash, African-American hip-hop/rap DJ January 4 - Matt Frewer, Canadian/American actor (Max Headroom) January 26 - Ellen DeGeneres, American actress and comedian (Ellen) February 16 - Ice-T, African-American singer, songwriter, and actor (Law and Order) February 21 - Andrew Lerner, American blogger (&rew) - Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer February 26 - Susan Helms, American astronaut March 5 - Andy Gibb, English-born singer (Shadow Dancing) (d. 1988) March 8 - Gary Numan, British singer (Cars) March 10 - Sharon Stone, American actress (Basic Instincts) March 20 - Holly Hunter, American actress March 21 - Gary Oldman, English actor (Air Force One) April 3 - Alec Baldwin, American actor (30 RockApril 21 - Andie MacDowell, American actress April 29 - Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress May 12 - Eric Singer, American rock drummer (Kiss) May 29 - Annette Bening, American actress June 2 - Lex Luger, American professional wrestler June 7 - Prince, African-American musician June 8 - Keenen Ivory Wayans, African-American comedian, actor, and director (In Living Color) June 15 - Wade Boggs, American baseball player July 8 - Kevin Bacon, American actor (Apollo 13) July 20 - Billy Mays, American infomercial salesperson July 31 - Bill Berry, American rock drummer (R.E.M.) August 16 - Madonna, American-born singer, songwriter, and actress (Material Girl) August 16 - Angela Bassett, African-American actress August 17 - Belinda Carlisle, American singer (The Go-Go's) August 24 - Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy) August 25 - Tim Burton, American film director (The Nightmare Before Christmas) August 29 - Michael Jackson, African-American singer and dancer (The Jackson 5) September 6 - Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian, actor, author (Fifth Grader?) September 6 - Michael Winslow, American comedian, actor, voice actor September 22 - Joan Jett, American musician October 14 - Thomas Dolby, English rock musician (She Blinded Me With Science) October 16 - Tim Robbins, American actor November 22 - Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress (Perfect) December 11 - Nikki Sixx, American rock musician (Mötley Crüe) December 17 - Mike Mills, American rock bassist (R.E.M.) December 31 - Bebe Neuwirth, American actress (Frasier)

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