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For Father's Day:
2017-06-18 03:35
In commemoration of Father's Day, I offer a song that I think is very appropriate: Dan Fogelberg's 1981 tribute to his own father, "The Leader of the Band." This song provides some tender an… Read More
E.T. Commercials
2017-06-15 20:29
In continuing celebration of the 35th anniversary of the classic 1982 movie E.T., the Extra Terrestrial, here are a bunch of E.T.-themed '80s era commercials. As you can see, E.T. was just a… Read More
2017-06-13 22:16
June 11, 2017 was the 35th anniversary of the release of the classic Steven Spielberg movie, E.T., in the United States.  This post is in commemoration of that great film, and the era i… Read More
2017-06-08 21:47
  Another new wave classic song and video from the early '80s, during the halcyon years of MTV: Berlin synth-heavy "The Metro" (1981). According to Wikipedia:The Berlin recording i… Read More
Roger Moore (1927-2017)
2017-05-29 20:32
     In tribute to Roger Moore, I now post a revised portion of a previous post which originally appeared on December 8, 2012. Bond (James Bond) In The '80sWith James Bon… Read More
The '80s Folk Music Revival
2017-05-24 18:51
The Washington SquaresThe '80s is sometimes, rightly, identified with the colorful and quirky new wave musical movement, or perhaps with the hard rock of glam metal, or with any number of va… Read More
For Mom:
2017-05-13 14:55
In previous years, I celebrated Mother's Day by celebrating my mom's love of cop and action shows.  She also enjoyed comedy, especially the mild, non-edgy, well-meaning kind.  She… Read More
2017-05-07 00:05
  Here's a video, and song, from the 1980's that contains a story and a message. John Cougar Mellencamp's "Pink Houses," before he discarded the "Cougar" in his name. The messages… Read More
2017-04-29 14:58
   Music Video at its most '80s!!  This song was on the radio a lot in 1983, at least in the United States. The hairstyle is famous! And the video: classic '80s at its campy w… Read More

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