by Darren Clarke, August 12, 2022 I waited to tell you about this- I once danced with Winona […]
1989, the year of Tiramisu, that decadent Italian desert inspired by someone saying, “Sure chocolate is great but why isn’t there any alcohol in this?” 1989, the year Steve Urkel first precosiously asked, “Did I do that?” and Scott Bakula made the Quantum Leap into rural veternarians and crooked boxers from the past to solve all their problems, 1989, the year Nintendo released its’ Game Boy portable video game system.
by Darren Clarke, May 8, 2022 As the 80s draw to a close the relentless potency of alternative […]
by Darren Clarke, April 22, 2022 “Don’t worry, be happy.” The ultimate cherry on top of the flim-flam, […]
by Darren Clarke, April 19, 2022 Why were red M&M’s absent for a decade before returning to the […]
“On the latest instalment of, “Which Brings Us To…” we travel back to 1987 to talk coconut cream pie, a German teenager navigating his way past Russian air defences to land his Cessna in Red Square, Pat Lafontaine and the Easter Epic, the debut of Full House and The Simpsons and the last vestiges of greatness of Minnesota’s Prince and The Replacements.”
by Darren Clarke, November 30, 2021 We’re back to finish our look at the music, the events, the […]
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 5, 2021 “I love it when a plan comes together.” I don’t mess around […]
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.