by Darren Clarke, August 15, 2021
We travel back to the time of knee high white gym socks, giant turtlenecks and parachute pants to ask important questions like- Was kiwi really, “The Fruit of the 80’s?” Are you prepared for the first day of school without a protractor? Is it wrong to love Air Supply? US Festival 1982 lineup vs Lollapalooza 2021? Did the David Letterman show indirectly spell the end for the Lawrence Welk show? And how many white movie stars should be prominently featured in the movie rendering of a classic Chilean novel, written in a classic Chilean magic realism style, by a Chilean, about Chileans? (Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder are not allowed to answer)
Other topics include- How the Italian World Cup win in 1982 influenced Grade 8 fashion, top movies from 1982 (and some not so top movies from the year) and a look at 1982 food trends.
On the musical front we dig into an eclectic and global collection of artists including- Bauhaus, The Cleaners from Venus, Flipper, Dream Syndicate, The Jam, Francis Bebey, Peter Gabriel, Van Halen, Michael Jackson, William Onlyeabor, English Beat and much more.