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I Miss My MTV! – Nighttime Music & Variety Shows of the 80’s

  When I was a teenager, I always looked forward to my weekends – that’s when I got to watch the totally awesome programming of the early to mid-1980’s on cable. My parents didn’t believe in cable TV, so if I wanted to watch MTV, USA or TBS, I had to go over my brother’s house. My brother got free babysitting and I got to watch cable shows. Looking back, I still think I got the better end of the deal. I got to spend time with my young nephews and watch cool cable shows and MTV….

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music musings 

Clash of the 80’s Music Video Titans

  Growing up in the 1980’s was an absolutely magical experience, musically speaking of course.  Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am a huge 80’s music fan. The 80’s perfectly blended pop, rock, new wave and r&b on almost every station on the radio. I had no use back in those carefree days for the likes of 60’s-70’s classic, progressive or psychedelic rock. It’s funny to now hear the songs of my youth played on the classic rock and oldies stations though, but that’s a topic for…

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life rants 

License to Procreate?

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am sick of reality shows like Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant, along with talk shows like The Maury Show showcasing and therefore glorifying unplanned pregnancies, especially those of teens and young adults. This is just one of many modern-day forms of social decay that has led to the deterioration and desensitization of America. One must get a license to drive, get married, fish, hunt, to own a dog, and in some locations, to scavenge through trash – what I’d like to see…

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