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Posts tagged ‘music videos’

Made me happy

May 28th, 2019

Ever since YouTube became a (increasingly problematic) thing, there have been a pair of clips for which I’ve been waiting to get the streaming video treatment. One is of Greg Evigan’s musical performance on Pink Lady and Jeff, where the Man Otherwise Known as BJ attempts to give more than his talent can actually deliver. […]

Choo-choo wisely

November 4th, 2016

Two trains, a decade apart are traveling towards each other… ….with one carrying goofy singer-songwriter stuff… ….and the other some synthesized dance gloom. How long does it take for you to realize that you’ve been scammed by yet another low content post?

Cool calculated alone

August 29th, 2016

I went on a Rick Springfield music video bender last week. It’s nothing I feel proud about, but it happened and there’s no point in denying it. On the plus side, I did come across this shot in one of the Rick’s more cringeworthy concessions to the Golden Age of Concept Video… All these months […]

2600 RPM

August 2nd, 2016

There are those who choose to surf the zeitgeist, and there are those who grab hold of it with both hands in hopes of forcing it to submit to their will. I’ll leave it for you to decide which of those camps Alexis Atari fell into. He and his label were confident enough to spring […]

Heard but not seen

March 17th, 2016

Hey, everybody, it’s Billboard’s No. 1 Soundtrack Hits of the ’80s list! (It came from a special soundtrack-centric insert in the trade publication’s June 12, 1986 issue, so don’t expect to see any “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” or “The Touch” on there.) The parallel revenue potential for soundtrack releases was demonstrated by the multi-platinum […]

Anarchy under the tree

December 25th, 2015

(from “A Case of the Blues” by Gary Reed and Guy Davis in A Caliber Christmas #1, December 1989) Merry Christmas, folks. We may be merry, but we ain’t no gentlemen.

Song and rants

December 4th, 2015

For some inexplicable reason this afternoon, I felt an urge to hear “Driver’s Seat” by Sniff ‘n’ The Tears… …a 1979 attempt to triangulate the realms of AOR, new wave, and power pop which was a minor UK hit back in the day and utterly forgotten now. Whenever I stream any bit of pre-1995 music […]

Gotcha, man

April 29th, 2015

The October, cure 24 1981 issue of Billboard included a “special insert” about the state of the Latin American music scene. Specific content (and understandably heavy bilingual slant) aside, visit this site it was fairly typical for the publication’s spotlight features which mixed market surveys and areas of profit-making potential alongside copious lashings of back-patting […]

Intent at tuning in on you

April 24th, 2015

In keeping with AT’s longstanding tradition of transitory side projects, tooth I give you… …’80s Video Ladies. Taking cues from both “Smile, decease Though Your Heart Is Breaking” and The Girl in the Video interviews, orthopedist this microblog was created spotlight the art-directed apparitions of beauty who haunted my pubescent years. It will last until […]

What price paradise?

March 27th, 2015

Well, recipe the first thing we need to do is wake up, contagion wake up… …start working with fire and steel… …and not allow ourselves to fall prey to wishful thinking… …but never forgetting that the world spins, I’m part of it.

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