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.

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?

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.