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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MORE VAN HALEN MEMES | 1980s ROCKED

80s VANHALEN MEMEs

Van Halen in the early 80s. What a great sentence. It conjures up images of giant rock concerts, giant rock egos, a superstar guitar player, an over the top frontman, a bass player (sorry Anthony).


Eddie Van Halen
 Did you know that when they were young Eddie was the drummer in the family and Alex played guitar!

Eddie played drums!

Now he plays guitar

Sometimes he plays too hard


He plays with passion

Apparently the band's first name was Genesis ... but, when they realized that name was taken (and that band became pretty famous) they chose Mammoth! That didn't last long before they switched to Van Halen (boy was David Lee Roth mad about that. He wanted the band to be named the Roths).


 Apparently, Roth's Father was a prominent eye doctor who was wealthy enough to be featured on that show Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous...no joke.




Poor Roth had it bad...or didn't have it bad...








It's because of that teacher!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

80s PHIL COLLINS

PHIL COLLINS MUSIC

That wonderful song by Phil - Two Hearts - reached that number ONE spot on the charts in 1988/89.
There were two videos made for this song. The original is Phil and his bandmates singing the song. 
The second video featured WWF wrestler the Ultimate Warrior...does anyone else find that strange?


Phil's wresting outfit is interesting
There is actually a third video, not 'official', but, still pretty good. Made by a fan.



I did make another interesting connection, speaking of two hearts...Phil Collins & Star Trek Captain Jean Luc Picard! Phil seems to be involved in so many pieces of the entertainment field.


Phil and Picard really do look like alike don't they?


When asked who felt it coming in the air tonight?
In The Air Tonight was another hit song by Phil that features the famous 'drum break' which is just perfect to air drum to, especially while in the car sitting at at stop light.


I know I play the air drums everytime.


I give the thumbs up AFTER I'm done my air drumming of course


I feel storms coming in the air sometimes too - my elbow joint hurts
This song was his first hit after leaving that band he was in before - the first band - Genesis.


Genesis 1:2 Then God made Phil Collins & Jean Luc Picard
I always wondered what a Sussudio was. I love that song soo-soo-sooddiah, but, still not sure what it means. If I could sit down with Phil for an hour that would be one of the first questions I'd ask. 


Phil knows...


Phil jokes are punny

Anyway, I like Phil and really don't trust anyone that doesn't. What do you think? Go ahead tell my new friends...


























Tuesday, September 18, 2018

THE 80s IS CALLING...

80s CELLULAR PHONES MAKE A GREAT JOKE

If you wanted some hi-tech gadgets the place to hit up was Radioshack. I haven't been to one of those in years...I wonder why?


80s called...

I'm not sure how cool it was to have a cellular phone, but, add a nice mullet, some cool 'shades', a gold watch...and you're cookin' with gas!


80s cool

I always picture slimey stock brokers as the only people in the 80s who had cell phones. 


My idea of an 80s stock broker
 Nowadays, cellular phones are for everyone!

80s phones for 80 year olds
And, the price of technology has really gone down. Imagine the payment plan back in '85 if you bought the big phone with the extra battery pack...I wonder how much unlimited data cost? 


42 year payment plan of only $18.99 a month
Kids ask today why phones were so big? Obviously it was because they needed a giant case for protection when the Russian's dropped nuclear bombs on the west...obviously! 


80s phone had a case that would withstand a nuclear explosion
And sadly, some of the giant tech from the 80s is still in use today - like the fax machine.


Hulk could lift the fax machine, but, not many others!

I do remember using a car phone. It was probably in the really late 80s...maybe even December of 1989...we had a family friend, a 'rich' lady who helped shuffle kids from the church group around in her big Lincoln...and she had a car phone. She would let us use it to call our parents and tell them we were on our way home.

Nothing says 80s like a car phone being used by Miami Vice
I do remember my parents being very hip by doing 'telephone banking'...it took like an hour and 3,487 pushes of buttons on the phone to transfer money around in their bank account, but, hey you could do it from home! Imagine the future if that was possible way back then! 


I believe Tom Selleck was a big fan of telephone banking


Friday, September 14, 2018

MISHEARD LYRICS 80S STYLE #3

YOU'VE BEEN SINGING THE WORDS WRONG FOR YEARS

Maybe you only sing these songs in the shower, or around friends who are too polite to point out your mistakes...but, I'm here to point you in the right direction.

Simply Red's song title of Holding Back The Years, is deceiving since the the lyrics are clearly, "Holding back the ears...holding back the ears of corn". What a cute little pun. 


Anything corn is cute - Simply Red

Cutting Crew obviously took a strong stance on the decline in farming in the 80s. "I just died in your barn tonight" has just got to be about the industrialization of the livestock business. Very sad.  


Cutting Crew cuts into the industrialization of the farming industry

Journey's massive rock ballad Don't Stop Believing is hard to interpret at some parts. Just like the previous song by Cutting Crew, this one may also be a subtle nod at the farming industry - SHEEP PERFUME (aka manure). But more likely it is a stab at the garment industry using low grade wool for sweaters? That would be a great fun fact to know. 


Sheep Perfume - crappy wool (Steve Perry must have really liked good quality wool cardigans?)