Monday, June 6, 2011

Welcome to my blog/ labor of love

Welcome to my new blog.

This blog will be devoted to the popular culture nostalgia, in particular, but not exclusively, the culture of the 1980s. The '80s are the decade I came of age, and a period of time that I have great affection for.

Weren't things more hopeful then? Take, for example, '80s Sci-Fi Movies. The '80s were a time when the horizon seemed broader, dreams seemed bigger, and those damn aliens seemed a whole lot nicer. (You never saw E.T. kidnapping anybody!!)

When things got a little too rough, I could always hide out at the movies w/ a Cherry coke, a buttered pocorn, and a Speilberg movie on the screen.

Or, how about '80s Teen Movies. I mean The Breakfast Club, Heathers, Ferris Beueler, etc. In '80s teen flicks, they took the thoughts and feelings of teenagers seriously. And, they usually had their priorities right: Nerds usually won, bullies usually lost, and everything was always cool. And by the end of the movie, you at least got a few laughs in, and fun was had by all.

Or how about the music. It was all so much more hopeful and optimistic then. Everything seemed to be neon colored and full of enthusiasm. and creativity and diversity were blossoming everywhere. Whether you liked the arty synth-popish style of New Wave, or the hard rock of heavy metal, or the more down to earth style of traditional rock'n roll, or the soft gentle sound of ballads or the rebellious sound of punk, there was always something for you in the '80s.