Yeah... Even though it's 2017, in some ways my heart's still stuck in the Eighties. Anyone who knows me around here knows this. Probably more than half of what I post has some sort of old-school vibe. From classic 80s B-Movies to LaserDiscs and VHS tapes to Atari 2600 an ColecoVision games to music choices like Phil Collins, ZZ Top, The Cars and Huey Lewis and the News and even newer old-school-sounding stiff like Lazerhawk, Johnny Jewel and Mitch Murder.
The 80s were Junior High, High School and the beginnings of adulthood for me. Despite living in the middle of nowhere for most of them, there was fun to be had. Pac-Man at the General Store, making movies ("video films," actually, shot and cut on VHS) for Video Production class and Local Cable Access, checking out cassettes and CDs at the local music shop and figuring out how to hook up two VCRs together to start your own movie library, eventually getting that first car and seeing what the rest of the area had to offer a kid with a part time job in a Movie Theater (1988-1994 - The Golden Years). No rent or bills to pay and few worries aside from Nuclear Armageddon and STDs, which weighed on us more than you might think... That said, as long as Spielberg, Zemeckis and Carpenter had new movies on the horizon, all seemed right in the world.
Anyway, if you need a breather from the modern age, stop on in,,. Grab a checkerboard-print vinyl seat, put up your Converse All-Stars, slip on your foldable Ferrari sunglasses and snag yourself a Pepsi-Free... (But, hey, you wanna Pepsi, pal, you're gonna pay for it.)
If it's Eighties, put it on up. Share a Greg Kihn song, a Commodore 64 commercial or a Charles Band movie trailer. As Huey Lewis once said himself, "We're gonna go back in time."
Edited by Engineer - 5/19/17 at 11:46am