Farewell Eddie Money and Ric Ocasek #eddiemoney #ricocasek

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.


Throwback Thursday #TBT – Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better

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.

Music Monday – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

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.

Throwback Thursday – Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls #TBT

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.

‘Stranger Things’ Creators On Barb, Eleven And How Glitter Delayed Production : NPR

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.

Trowback Thursday – The Power Station – Communication #TBT

This is a super group featuring Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor and John Taylor with the late Tony Thompson and late Robert Palmer on lead vocals. “Communication” is one of my favorites from this record.

Communication changes in the technology we use, however we should always try to focus on the message and being clear and concise. It’s a say what you mean and mean what you say sort of thing. The conversations in your head need to sometime be open to those who need to hear what you are saying.