by Darren Clarke, November 30, 2021 We’re back to finish our look at the music, the events, the […]
by Darren Clarke, October 10, 2021 1984 and 1985 produced a bumper crop of epic albums like, This […]
by Darren Clarke, October 3, 2021 We finish off the year 1985 talking about topics like the ongoing […]
by Darren Clarke, September 23, 2021 Richard Vernon : [From his office] Jesus Christ Almighty! What in God’ s name is […]
In the final instalment of Which Brings Us To… 1984, we talk the challenges in trying to reconcile the art versus the life of Bill Cosby, we consider the admirable legal career of Gloria Allred, we explore the state of Menudomania in 1984, we chat about a few great books including- The Unbearable Lightness of Being, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, and like always, there’s a whole locker full of much, much, more.
by Darren Clarke, September 11, 2021 1984 brought us the existential question, “Where’s the Beef?” It brought us […]
“The big rebellion thing was writing your own fuckin’ songs and trying to come up with your own story, your own picture, your own book, whatever. So he can’t drive 55, because that was the national speed limit? Okay, we’ll drive 55, but we’ll make crazy music.”
Mike Watt, Minutemen
by Darren Clarke, September 5, 2021 “I love it when a plan comes together.” I don’t mess around […]
Was the LE CREDIT CARD CLUB made more, or less, enticing by the use of the French word for, “the,” at the start of their name? And, are their operators still, “Standing by?” Is altering the world fascinating to funkscinating appropriate even if it’s in the context of reviewing a George Clinton album? What was the War on Drugs really a war on? Who wore the sequin dress better? Charlene Tilton or Dustin Hoffman? What was Laser Floyd and why were lasers such a big deal in 1983?
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 really 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 by a Chilean, about Chileans?