So, as promised in my first post, here’s what I mean by counter-culture. (You can also go to wikipedia to read about it.)
While other children my age were watching Fraggle Rock and Britney and Timberlake on the Disney Channel, I was watching reruns of Night Court and Dear John as well as Are You Being Served?
And while some children were being introduced to Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey, I was memorizing the Ramones and Sgt. Pepper’s. Some books I read were current, but many had been bought for my brother in the late 70’s and early 80’s (I’m talking Susan Cooper books and Lynn Reid Banks), and some were older then that (Noel Streatfield, and Judith Kerr).
So, you see, my formative years were spent among the pop-culture of a by-gone era. This caused me, among a few other factors, to grow up slightly outside of the mainstream (which is and was fine by me), making me counter to the culture of my generation.