Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday 80s Flashback for September 21, 2012

This shirt is rated "Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!"

[Dress Like a Pirate] -- I realize that I missed posting a flashback last week. And I apologize for not helping you get your weekly 80s fix. But I'm back, and better than ever. Well, OK, all I can really say with any amount of certainty is that I'm back. And our theme this week is inspired by International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is celebrated every year on September 19. And 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of this worldwide craze! Now, whenever I hear or read about pirate wannabes, I immediately think of the 80s. In fact, I recall a blurb in a magazine -- maybe Circus Magazine, maybe not -- in the mid- to late 80s that paired a few photos with the caption, "Who said the pirate look was dead, duh?" The number of frilled, puffy shirts and sashes on display definitely made the argument that the bands in question felt the look was very much alive. So ... Avast, me hearties! This week we'll look at a few acts that rocked (or attempted to rock) the pirate look. What treasures have I dug up for you? Read and hear more after the break.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Friday 80s Flashback for September 7, 2012

[I love NY (Redux)] -- This was a longer than expected work week. Seriously, who knew a four-day work week could feel like seven days? And after going through this week, I find myself with precious little time to blog. So, to keep pace with you 80s-philes, I have to flashback to a previous Flashback post and reprint the Friday 80s Flashback for September 9, 2011. To see what songs put me in a New York mood a year ago, you can either click the link to the previous post, or read and hear more after the break in this post.