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The First Annual a2k 80's Retro Theme Party!

 
 
Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 05:30 pm
Get virtually dressed up and party like it's 1989!
http://www.paperdollreview.com/catalog/images/family1980s.jpg

80's music, junk food, flicks, fashion, tech, trivia, etc.... Let's reminiscence, sentimentalize, and/or pretend 80's style!
http://www.maniacworld.com/pacman-game.jpg
Our guests of honor are Green Witch, jmars, and I Like 1981: this accidental collective triad is the impetus to this party thread. http://able2know.org/topic/139243-1#post-3850342
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 05:41 pm
from february of 1987, at a friends cottage

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/sc006d1369.jpg
me cheesy 80's mustache, her 80's big hair
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 05:46 pm
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Ionus
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 05:47 pm
@djjd62,
Never mind that..check out the dinosaur on the water cooler..and the cig..no-one smkoes anymore.
Is that a red stripe on your trousers ???!!! Shocked
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 05:47 pm
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 05:49 pm
@Ionus,
she still might, i really don't know

and yes it is, i loved those pants
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 05:57 pm
@djjd62,
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Ionus
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 06:01 pm
@djjd62,
Quote:
and yes it is, i loved those pants
Well, it might be off topic but I can beat that...in the 70's I had a pair of denim very wide flairs with a floral print that some hippy in the 60's had thought were too colourful...I bought them at a charity stall. A girlfriend made me give them to charity in the 80's. In the 90's I saw them on a homeless person and no-one could understand why I was laughing at her so hard.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 06:09 pm
@djjd62,
I never heard of the Spoons ... definitely a fitting keen 80's sound, accompanied with a definitely horrible low budget 80's music video.... Wink
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 06:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
both the songs were done by toronto bands, the spoons video was shot in the toronto subway
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 06:50 pm
a friend of ours did prop work, and that meant i got to go to the toronto premiere and after party for this 80's film

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 06:52 pm

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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 07:10 pm
for a time, to gauge the extent of our hangovers we would go bowling on sunday mornings, we always played this tune on the way to the alley

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 07:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/44766/2237075400098509452S425x425Q85.jpg

1981 or 1982
some kinda semi-formal event
I recall helping my friend get that carnation through her ear on a safety pin

mmmm yeah, all of those glasses were empty water glasses
yeah that's it
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 07:20 pm
@ehBeth,
and sometimes i can remember trays of draught beer at the Brunswick House (downstairs) and seeing great acts like, mose allison and roy buchanan (upstairs)

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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 07:30 pm
as much as i am not a fan of rush, i have to give them credit for this tune, dedicated to one of the greatest radio stations i the world
CFNY 102.1 The Edge, The Spirit Of Radio

The Spirit of Radio
Written by Neil Peart in 1979, recorded by Rush, inspired by CFNY:

As for The Spirit of Radio " it was written about CFNY and all that we stood for - I was told that by the band and management before the album was released. At that time Rush and their manager discussed with me that there would be no reference officially to CFNY as it could stop other radio stations from playing the track. As a fan and supporter of Rush I agreed that would be the best plan. If you still have a vinyl disc you will find that in the centre grooves you will find the album master number is 1021. - David Marsden, August 2001

Begin the day
With a friendly voice,
A companion unobtrusive
Plays the song that's so elusive
And the magic music makes your morning mood.
Off on your way
Hit the open road,
There's magic at your fingers
For the Spirit ever lingers,
Undemanding contact
In your happy solitude.

Invisible airwaves crackle with life
Bright antenna bristle with the energy
Emotional feedback
On a timeless wavelength
Bearing a gift beyond price
Almost free

All this machinery making modern music
Can still be open-hearted
Not so coldly charted,
It's really just a question
Of your honesty

One likes to believe
in the freedom of music,
But glittering prizes
And endless compromises
Shatter the illusion
Of integrity.

For the words of the profits
Are written on the studio wall,
Concert hall --
Echoes with the sounds...
Of salesmen.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 07:37 pm
a fave song from the 80's

from australia's hunters and collectors

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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 07:48 pm
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 07:49 pm
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 07:51 pm
hey you guys, cheers is on...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3j6XXL1l2M
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