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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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Confessions of an 80’s Hairspray Addict

  I have a confession and I really hate to admit it, but I was one of the worst contributors who helped tear a massive hole in the ozone layer in the mid to late 1980’s. I was a hairspray addict, as were most of my peers in the 1980’s. Being teenage girls in the 1980’s, we loved our big cans of Aqua Net and Rave as we curled, crimped and teased our hair and pulled our bangs up to the crazy “mall-bang” trend teen pop artists like Debbie Gibson…

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life mix tape music youth 

Classic Alternative Car Blast Mania

It’s been a complete flashback week with music for me. I’ve done a lot of writing for other publications I submit to and called on my classic alternative music past to inspire me to greatness. This year marks my 25th high school class reunion. To be honest, when I graduated, I never thought I’d live to see my 10th let alone my 25th reunion. I was reckless and in my mind it was live fast die young – like Sid and Nancy, without the drugs. Then life happened a year and…

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Songs of Our Lives

Revised 1/28/17 Music.   It’s one of the many beautiful things in life that helps shape us into the people we are today.   Music is used to express emotions, define events in history, shape a culture and spread happiness and joy. A single song can transport you to times long gone and bring a flood of emotions back. Songs are used to celebrate and remember occasions. Why do you think a couple’s wedding song is so magical and special? We sing the “Birthday Song” to celebrate one another’s birthday. Music also…

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life mix tape music 

Post Punk Love – 14 songs about (you guessed it) Love

It’s been a while since I last posted a mix tape post, so… Today I bring you, just in time for Valentine’s Day, the awesome Post Punk Love mix tape playlist with 14 great songs by post punk and new wave bands of the 80’s! This mix tape has a good variety of slow and upbeat songs, along with different love themes. All in all, if you dig post punk and new wave bands, you’ll definitely dig this mix tape playlist! Grab a bottle of wine, light some candles and incense, get…

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