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.