Browse: Home / 80s
By substitute on September 30, 2010
I heard today that the Shipbuilding,” by Elvis Costello. A couple dancing slowly in the sunset on the deck of a ship somewhere in the Caribbean. “Is it worth it?” he sings, as he swings her around in his arms and she smiles upwards. V/O describes selling points, ad ends with Elvis returning to sing […]
By substitute on July 11, 2007
I was looking in the garage for the computer monitor that was, in fact, right behind me. Larger versions available at flickr for those who want to read the little print with the names of all the crazy record stores, etc. And while in the garage I opened up a box of crap from the […]
By substitute on March 13, 2007
Got a call from Trout. He’s going to be here visiting soon, probably, because a mutual friend is ill. Bad news but it will be good to see him. I wish to entirely blame the visiting eyeteeth for the fact that John Parr’s horrible “St. Elmo’s Fire/Man in Motion” is stuck in my head. Won’t […]
By substitute on December 9, 2006
both via the American Punk 78-91 archive at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/punkarchive/
By substitute on December 3, 2006
Anti-Club Calender, originally uploaded by J. ‘Doh. Wow.. I was at some of these shows. In fact, I was at both the July 4 Minutemen Show (they did the song “Substitute”! and the July 5 night, at which my best friend Greg’s band played: The Blasphemous Yellow.
By substitute on November 23, 2006
I’m not sure where mendel found this. I never saw it back in the day, probably because I didn’t see much MTV until the end of ’83. Now I cannot stop watching it, and I pulled out the mp3 so I could listen to it. It’s.. Well, it’s the dog police.
By substitute on October 14, 2006
Youtube 80s video madness courtesy childlaborcheap: Udo #1 Udo #2 Robotic Germanicisms, gratuitous saxophone, big hair, the Apple Lisa, etc.
By substitute on September 13, 2006
Okay, so you all read “Perry and Me,” my account of how a $2.50 blurb caused famed rock star Perry Farrel to stalk the fuck out of me for months. I just ran across evidence of another bit of similar hilarity. Another $2.50 blurb I wrote was for Henry Rollins in 1987. This was when […]
By substitute on September 2, 2006
By substitute on August 31, 2006
Music video blows. Seen your video, we don’t wanna know. But sometimes… The Members released this song in 1982 and it was a minor New Wave hit here. It’s been a mixtape regular for me since. Never did see the video. Now I’ve seen it and I like the song even more. Effortless raffish charm […]