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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

MORE MEMES

80s MUSIC MEME


A mixed bag this time; everything from Billy Idol to Prince.























Friday, July 7, 2017

FRIDAY MEME | PRINCE

WHEN DOVES CRY

This week in 1984 Prince's song When Doves Cry was the #1 hit. Sometimes I like to think about the sound of doves crying...cooo cooo cooo




When Doves Cry


Another take on this would be involving Chuck Norris...


Friday, June 30, 2017

DURAN DURAN - THE WILD BOYS

WILD BOYS



Wild Boys was one of those songs that always made me feel creeped out. It was the primal yells and the bongs & dongs in the intro that set the feeling. Then the lyrics started. As a young boy at the time it was easy to picture myself as a lost boy. I must have just watched the Mad Max movie, b/c I always picture these Lost Boys as dirty, rag wearing, hermit like kids who live in the desert and drive modified dune buggies that kick up huge dust clouds behind them.


Apparently though, the wild boys of Duran Duran made the teen girls of the day feel the exact opposite. The story is told through the humour of memes:


I think a lot of people blame Duran Duran for the world's problems...not me.



I'd say, "Blondie" or Boy George.








Cute button babe.



Is this a requirement that some ladies look for on online dating sites?



You go girl! (80s girl!)



Oh Moms.





Mine is more like 70.5%



All big hair moments remind me of Duran Duran too!


I'm thinking about tuning into www.radionomy.com/80sthrowbackparty.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

TEARS FOR FEARS BEST SONG DEBATE

HEAD OVER HEELS FOR HEAD OVER HEELS










Tears for Fears ruled the airwaves of the mid 80s. Their iconic hits like SHOUT (Shout, Shout, Let it all out) and EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD are still in heavy rotation on the 'oldies' / 'classic rock' / '80s' radio stations.
But, to me, their best song was HEAD OVER HEELS. Funny, this song was from the same album, same time frame, did just as well on the charts as their other hits (#3 on the Billboard Top 100), but, somehow it seems to have been forgotten? 
I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is one of the best songs of the decade and the most overlooked song of the time. What do you think?


I do think these guys take a great photo, but, that is a debate for another day.


More like the look of fears in their tears


Fun Canadian Connection - The video for this song was filmed in Canada, Toronto to be exact!



Sunday, May 28, 2017

INTERNET RADIO WINS!!!

Internet radio has it's benefits


After years of listening to both internet radio and conventional airwave radio I can say, as a quasi expert, that internet radio wins. Why is internet radio better?







Less Talk More Music - You hear this claim all the time, that our radio station has less talk and plays more music? Wrong. DJ feel they need to earn their keep by filling time with their chatter. It's not always bad, but, if you are truly looking for more music and less talk than internet radio stations win, hands down, again!
Less Advertising - Conventional radio broadcasts waves of FM or AM through a big old antenna. This takes a lot of power - which costs money. Internet radio streams through the internet - which is a fraction of the cost. Less cost, less advertising needed.





A positive side effect of this cost difference is that smaller stations can be set up, stations with small audiences, stations like 80sthrowbackparty, that cater to niche music audiences. As a listener you can find an internet station that will cater to your music tastes are, no matter how obscure they are.
Internet radio allows you to personalize your listening experience. You are not just one of thousands, but, one of a few. Your requests carry more weight with your favourite internet station what they would with the local CJOK or WKRP.


Heard 'round the world by 35 people!



Internet stations are like local businesses - they are run with the heart, soul, and passion of one person. Support them and make someone's life that much better!


Spread the word to your fellow 80s music lovers and help keep the music playing on 80s Throwback Party - www.radionomy.com/80sthrowbackparty


Thanks.