The 80’s :: I used to let you wear all my clothes

"When u were mine, you were kinda sorta my best friend, so I was blind, I let you fool around. I never cared, I never was the kind to make a fuss, when he was there sleepin' in between the two of us." History lesson:  When You Were Mine is a song written and released by Prince on … Continue reading The 80’s :: I used to let you wear all my clothes

The 80’s :: Make ’em scream and shout

Video Killed the Radio Star :: Rock This Town :: Stray Cats Junior High school years, or what they now are terming "middle school", are not the easiest of times for anyone. I have yet to meet a single person who looks back with a smile on their face when talking about their Junior High school memories, … Continue reading The 80’s :: Make ’em scream and shout

The 80’s :: Touched for the very first time

Video Killed the Radio Star :: Like a Virgin :: Madonna I find it near impossible to remember when this song was new, to recall a time when Madonna was still a breaking artist and when songs that have become so ingrained into pop culture were just hitting the airwaves, and the MTV rotation. This … Continue reading The 80’s :: Touched for the very first time

The 80’s :: One hand’s just reaching out

Video Killed the Radio Star :: The Go-Go's :: Head Over Heels This song was an integral part of my last year in high school and the last years of my adolescence. It was about the exuberance and bliss of connecting with what will turn into lifetime friends, the kind you can let go and be yourself … Continue reading The 80’s :: One hand’s just reaching out

The 80’s :: The alley to her heart is a beaten track

Video Killed the Radio Star :: Rick Springfield :: The Human Touch My first crush as a young girl was on the character of Han Solo from the Star Wars films, which led into a crush on the character of Rick Deckard in Blade Runner (both played by Harrison Ford), which led into my adolescent … Continue reading The 80’s :: The alley to her heart is a beaten track

The 80’s :: I light my torch and wave it

Video Killed the Radio Star :: Duran Duran :: New Moon on Monday If one band was chosen to represent my teenage years it would be, without a doubt, Duran Duran. They were my first musical crushes, my first band obsession and my first encounter with what it is like to be a all-out, complete and total … Continue reading The 80’s :: I light my torch and wave it

The 80’s :: When all this gets old will it still feel the same

Video Killed the Radio Star :: Pat Benatar :: Love is a Battlefield Love is a Battlefield was released in 1983, on the album Live From Earth. It was a rainy afternoon, and my mom was in one of those moods that meant grab the keys and her purse and head to the record store. … Continue reading The 80’s :: When all this gets old will it still feel the same

The 80’s :: The night is young and so am I

Video Killed the Radio Star :: Men Without Hats :: The Safety Dance The Safety Dance, from the album Rhythm of Youth, was the first and biggest-selling single by the 1980s synth pop group Men Without Hats. The song was written by Ivan Doroschuk. Released in the U.S., in 1982, and in the U.K., in 1983, and … Continue reading The 80’s :: The night is young and so am I

The 80’s :: The clouds will be a daisy chain

Video Killed the Radio Star :: Siouxsie & the Banshees :: Dear Prudence Dear Prudence, a cover of a song The Beatles made famous, appeared on Siouxsie and the Banshees' album Hyaena, in 1983. I remember thinking the video was hypnotic and the song, though familiar, took me by surprise. This would mark the first time I … Continue reading The 80’s :: The clouds will be a daisy chain