Eddie Money and Ric Ocasek of The Cars have passed away in the past few days. They were important parts of the soundtrack of my youth in the 1980’s. Both men were rock and roll through and through. Their voices are distinctive and timeless and they will be remembered now and forever.
After the tragedy of yesterday in London many of us are needing to know things will get better. England’s own Howard Jones sings to us from the 1980’s that Things Can Only Get Better. Have grace and peace good people.
In the spirit of my fiddle picture I present to you Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come On Eileen” which has a great fiddle arrangement throughout the tune. The fiddle is one of the great instrument in pop music because it can add some spark to any song. This particular song is one of the greats of the 1980’s.
This duo has one of the great sounds of Brit-pop of the 1980’s. Something about their voices and the music that paints a mental picture of a place with real people.
The surprise TV hit of the summer is a show that looks like it could have been made 30 years ago. Netflix’s Stranger Things is a suspense horror show set in 1983. It takes place in small Indiana town where one night a boy goes missing. There’s a mysterious government lab, a monster and boys riding around town on bikes.
Source: ‘Stranger Things’ Creators On Barb, Eleven And How Glitter Delayed Production : NPR
This show has captured the imagination of many. As a child of the 1980’s it takes me back to the era I came of age in. This week we have been watching it and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Can’t wait til season two.
I miss the 1980’s a little.
With the Olympics starting tonight in Rio this seems appropriate. From 1982 this is “Rio” by Duran Duran.