Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Flock of Seagulls: "I Ran"


Music Video at its most '80s!!  This song was on the radio a lot in 1983, at least in the United States. The hairstyle is famous! And the video: classic '80s at its campy weird best (and yes thats a compliment).  So very new wave. (Also a compliment. . . this was my youth!!) Is that all aluminum foil? Who knew aluminum foil was such a medium for art!    

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Erin Moran (1960-2017)

Actress Erin Moran, most well known for playing Joanie Cunningham in the television sitcom Happy Days, and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi, has passed away.  

Moran also made appearances in many other shows. She will be fondly remembered by those who grew up in the '70s and '80s.  We'll miss you Joanie. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

J. Geils (1946-2017)

John Warren "J" Geils Jr., aka "J. Geils," the leader of the band of the same name, has passed on. He and his band will be remembered for their fun-loving rock from the '70s and '80s.  Above, check out their signature style on 1982's "Freeze Frame."  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Wall of Voodoo: "Mexican Radio"

I've gotten the urge to delve into some classic '80s music videos, and the music on those videos. After all, it was a cutting edge art form back then, and unleashed loads of quirky fun.

Here's Wall of Voodoo with "Mexican Radio"

Oddball, fun song. Love the lyric: "I wish I was in Tijuana, eating barbequed iguana."

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Friday Night Videos

I remember well the opening sequence from Friday Night Videos, a music video program broadcast on NBC round about midnight on Fridays.  The show was often a substitute for MTV, giving access to the then cutting edge medium of music videos to homes without cable. For the teen I was at the time, the flashy graphics were the epitome of '80s cool.