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Sweet Dreams are Made of This – Music Video Addict

My name is Laura and I am a music video addict.   I remember that wonderful summer of 1981 well.   I stayed a few weeks in Pennsylvania with my Dad, even though Mom-ster hated when I stayed there with his family. She especially hated it when I walked down the driveway to visit “Auntie” in her mobile home.  I loved spending time with Auntie – she was funny and we would sit and watch game shows or her stories on TV. That day I visited her, Auntie let me…

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Morticia

Being a teenager who was into punk and goth in the late 1980s wasn’t as commonplace as it is today.   I was labeled a freak, and being that freak teenager under the roof of my Mom-ster was bravery at its finest. Finding my individuality and voice – and keeping it – was important to me; I did all I could to keep it and most of all, my sanity. My style, as my musical taste, was a menagerie of punk rock, post-punk, new wave, darkwave, and classic alternative. I loved wearing black…

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Personal Jesus vs. Line Dancing

Personal Jesus solidified Depeche Mode’s popularity worldwide – however, it suffered from an unfortunate side effect – line dancing.

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