Friday, January 11, 2019



If you have found your way to this blog you are obviously a big fan of 80s music. Which is why you'd be insulted if your boyfriend made derogatory remarks about your clean-the-house-80s-playlist. If he does, give him the old Billy Idol staredown...

Not to make assumptions, but, I'm assuming if you've made it to this blog you are 'old'. Maybe not in spirit, but, in the physical world. According to Billy Joel you must be one bad ass...

And, if you are a lawyer, it's best not to quote Billy Joel when in court... 

You may even be a parent of a backtalking teen. Just remember you are the Springsteen of your household...never forget that...
And, you've probably learned a few lessons or two in your day. Like, fashion trends are sometimes stupid...
And, there may even be times when you hear the literal version of Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy The Silence'...b/c you are old and going deaf.
Hopefully, you have upgraded the sound system you carry around and you are now using a smart phone. Doing so will save you so much on batteries!

You have probably moved out of your parents basement, unlike the millennials of today, and hopefully you'll remember Arhaus when moving up to the middle of the street...

I hear there is a good pet shop nearby run by some nice pet shop boys. They sell all kinds of interesting pets.

Remember, if you are building a new house to get that permit from city hall. And, if you are starting a new city of your own you need to get a permit from the land registry office (I think?).

Since you are not as young as you used to be, please take it easy when you dance for joy after taking over the world, okay?!

We are not quite at that age, but, when you do get well past your prime be extra vigilant. One auto accident and you could lose the license for being too old! Be sure to wake up before you go-go anywhere!

Anyway, keep having fun and listening to the best music this universe has to offer...

Keep it together people

Wednesday, January 2, 2019



Aha, aka the Duran Duran of Scandinavia! With synthy pop songs and that award winning 'Take On Me' video (where there guy gets sucked into a comic book), they hit fortune and fame in the 80s.

Take on Me - could only be a better video if a muppet was included

Why a pipe wrench for a mechanic? 80s videos never made sense.
 Apparently, they are still together and touring to this day. 

Aha playing in London England 2018
I guess they have matured over the years, as evedinced by an interview with Morten Harket where he says, "once you tasted the raisins you never go back to the grapes"... a reference to making out with older women? 
What a positive, bright, look on life. Living the mantra from their second most popular song - The Sun Always Shines On TV

Aha claimed the Sun Always Shined on TV

What about Hallmark movies when the snowstorm hits?
A-HA will always have a special spot in my music heart. In fact, I usually put their song Take On Me at the top of all my 80s playlists. What a great compliment to any 80s band eh?

Friday, November 16, 2018



The Clash had that cool song ROCK THE CASHBAR - I loved to crank that song to 11 and really belt out the lyrics, which I thought were 'rock the quazbah' and maybe a "quazbah" was french for electric guitar? Turns out I had the words wrong #embarrassedasallgetout

Rock the Cashbar, Rock the Cashbar! Tip well!

I took the suggestion to SHOUT from Tears for Fears, and I'd shout all their songs when I'd sing them...I loved all their hits: Shout, Everybody wants to ruin the world, Head over Heals...but, I really loved that slow, emotional, song - Sewing Machines Of Love.  

Tears for Fears was my favourite

I've mentioned this song before because there are so many misinterpretations of the lyrics - TOTO's Africa. There is one part of the song that I'm glad I've confirmed - "there's nothing that a hundred men on mars could ever do". Phew, that makes sense now. Men on Mars couldn't do anything to Africa from far away. I always thought it was There's nothing that a hundred men or moors could ever do. I thought it was a big ol racist slur, but, it turns out I was wrong again! It's actually about men on mars...I feel much better now.
Toto is out of this world
One song that still doesn't sit well with me is Eddie Money's Two Chickens To Paralyze! That is just cruel. For me, I'm going to stick with the words I always thought were correct - Two tickets to para-nice (like partially nice). I'm thinking like a three star resort in Mexico. It's fine, but, you wouldn't recommend it to your friends.

I like two tickets to para-nice

Friday, November 2, 2018



The popular haircut of the 80s was the infamous Mullet. Also known as the 'business in the front party in the back', 'the Canadian passport', 'Beaver Tail', etc. I love that there are still a few guys sporting the look. A throwback to better days? You be the judge.

Sweet ride - i'm talking hair and a ride for the lice!
There may be communities of people - that own IROCs and such - that support mullet wearing, I just don't know any of them personally.

I tried sportin' a mullet in 89, but, couldn't commit
I did try growing a mullet in the summer of '89. But, I was a bit too late on the fashion train, and I have a problem committing to things like 'long' hair. So, I never actually had a mully. One of my greatest regrets in life.

A mullet in it's natural environment - picking up lotto and smokes at the convenience store

I don't frequent convenience stores or the Wal-Mar that often, but, I may start just to see the millenium mullets in their natural habitat.

I'd be TOO SHY if I had this hair too!

I do get my fill of mullets when I watch 80s music videos. I do get a little overwhelmed, hair wise, by some 80s bands. But, I have discovered a coping strategy that works well. I just listen to the radio and then I don't have to be bombarded with the gigantic hairstyles. Remember, you can always take a visual assault break and listen to !

80s technology support group

Memories of the time we were figuring out life. Learning how to use technology - big clunky computers, VCRs that needed the tracking adjusted, Cassettes that snapped and needed taping, and 'negatives' that needed processing to be turned into photos (no selfies here boyz).

I learned a lot about life, usually over a styrofoam container filled to the brim with an all beef patty, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun...and yes, that's the way I ate it b/c being picky was not an option.

I'm going to turn to dirt sooner than this container will
But, it was the music of the 80s that lives on...well, the styrofoam is still floating around in the pacific ocean garbage dump, but, that is not the point.

ozone killer = 80s rock band

Abuse of 80s music with new technology

Grumpy cat please be nice to cutting crew!

True - you need at least five choices

And, for all you true 80s fans, below is a test. What is wrong with this picture? Leave a comment.