Tag Archives: 1980s

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 20: A song that has many meanings to you

Is it a snarky song of misplaced optimism or is it a darkly satirical song about impending nuclear war? Is the subject really optimistic about his post-collegiate future or is it just sarcastic angst regarding his lack of clear direction?

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 18: A song from the year you were born

1983: One of the single best years in music history!

So. Many. Awesome. Tracks. One. Thrilling. Album. Thriller was a tour de force on the pop charts in 1983, smashing every record and selling over 66 million copies! In addition to being an unstoppable one-man hits machine, Michael Jackson knew how to make amazing music videos–he teamed up with some of the brightest minds in cinema (Landis, Coppola, Scorsese) to create not just music videos, but complete short-subject (and sometimes feature-length) films that centered around his tracks.

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 17: A song you’d sing a duet with someone on karaoke

If you see a painted sign at the side of the road that says “15 miles to the….”

Everyone loves this track, and no one ever does it correctly. My goal is to fix that. Who’s in?

1st American Rental: “Laundromat” (circa 1989)

Nobody likes to waste money at the laundry. Thanks to 1st American Rental, nobody has to! Get a brand-new Magic Chef washer from just $16.95 a week!

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The Olive Garden: “Language” (circa 1988)

Remember when The Olive Garden was considered “fine dining”? I remember when you would only find their establishments in the “fanciest” retail areas like Sandy Springs and Gwinnett Place. Yes, I came from one of those families that got “dressed up” to go to Olive Garden! Did you?

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Pepsi: “SEC Halftime Hysteria” (circa 1989)

Advert for the Pepsi SEC Halftime Hysteria promotion that offered prizes for qualified purchases of Pepsi products during college football season.

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The 8-Bit Guy Soundtrack Unbox & Review

The 8-Bit Guy soundtrack is a great collection of electronic tracks in various styles from both amateur and seasoned professional composers! In this video, I’ll go over my first impressions and review a few of my favorite tracks.

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Maximum Strength Pepto-Bismol: “Pipes” (circa 1988)

For those REALLY bad days of gastrointestinal distress. The metaphor is rather…blatant.

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The Money Store: “1-800-Loan-Yes” (circa 1988)

Look! It’s the new toll-free phone number for The Money Store! Quick get your second mortgage now from that conveniently-placed pay phone!

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TBS: “A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die” teaser (circa 1989)

Does anyone remember this deep-catalog western that was in regular rotation on TBS in the 80s?

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