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?
by Darren Clarke, August 9, 2021 Part One of the, Which Brings Us To… 1981, podcast was dedicated […]
So, this first instalment of weaving through the the time, the events, the music of 1981 leans in a certain Mark Lane direction. Along the way I explore topics ranging from an Elvis documentary, What Would Burt Reynolds Do? philosophy, blue ribbons, Guinness Book of World Records, and potential reasons a teenager bought a black and white TV in 1981. Musically we tap into the most rambunctious, overly excited, messy and marvellous offerings from the year all in an effort to make one person happy.
Darren Clarke, June 20, 2021 Season Two of The Nowhere Bus Podcast finds its’ first guest in one […]
When we started the Nowhere Bus Podcast our destination, while in the name, was a bit of a concern in that it was by its’ nature entirely ambiguous. After all, what can you get if you don’t aim to get anything? Doesn’t everything have to have a point, if only a really, really, small one?
Maybe It doesn’t.