Podcast: “Which Brings Us To…” 1980 Part II

July 25, 2019 by Darren Clarke

“Time has little to do with infinity and jelly donuts.”

Thomas Magnum

In the second instalment of, “Which Brings Us To…”  the music, people and events of the year 1980, I try to tap into the zeitgeist of 1980 via a look at radio, TV, literature, the cost of living, sports, musical partisanship and the very best tunes 1980 had to give.

Musically this mix runs the gamut from William Onyeabor to Teenage Head to Blaze Foley and the Beaver Valley Boys to The Cure to Rush.

In between the songs I take a look at hard hitting topics and unflinchingly ask the tough questions-

“Was Scrappy-Doo a dick?”

“When considering the current state of the social media do you prefer the cynicism of Jean-Paul Sartre or the more accommodating viewpoints of Marshall McLuhan?”

“Would the Mount St. Helens eruption be remembered more if it somehow involved Erik Estrada?”

“How great of a band name would- “Gordie Howe and His Orchestra,” be?”

“What’s the impact of inflation on Mr. Potatohead prices?”

“Who is Mark from Fort Erie and why is he writing us letters?”

All this and much, much, more on the latest podcast.

As always I am including a music only version of the podcast in case the idea of me talking bad about Scrappy-Doo is too much for you.