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Pixies announce North American tour for 2015

Did you miss the Pixies as they criss-crossed the U.S. these last two years? The band is ready to make good on all the spots they missed, so they've announced a new North America tour for 2015, which includes a previously announced May 9 stop at Tampa's …

Too early in the week for a little 'Boom Boom'?

Back in college I had a professor who looked upon his glazed-eye class and made a startling declaration, "I know we are here to learn about economics, but I read a study that says that at this exact moment, most of you are thinking about sex rather than what I am lecturing you about." And he was correct. So this Monday, we could be coy, …

See who the big Academy Award winners were ... 30 years ago

Thirty years ago, at the 1985 Academy Awards, a movie we rarely namecheck anymore as a "classic '80s flick" won seven Oscars. That movie was Out of Africa. Hosted by the unlikely trio of Alan Alda, Jane Fonda and Robin Williams, the awards show was one of the least-watched telecasts in Oscar history. Bummer, …

Tetris pillows: Get ready to hug your favorite video game

It's okay to love your '80s video games. Just don't LOVE your '80s video games. Well, maybe make one exception for these Tetris Cushions from Thinkgeek.com.

We care a lot about Faith No More ... even when they didn't chart

No ‘80s event is more hallowed than Live Aid, but it wouldn't be rock n roll if there weren't those who thumbed their noses at the music industry and one of those bands was Faith No More with their lost song We Care A Lot.

Lost and found: Tesla's 'Modern Day Cowboy'

A co-worker of mine went to the Tesla concert when they visited town this month so there has been a lot of water cooler talk in the office lately about Tesla. So in honor, let's tip our ten-gallon hat and salute Tesla and the Modern Day Cowboy.

Video: Watch this ultimate mashup of our favorite '80s movies

If this video mashup of classic '80s flicks doesn't make your heart swell and your spirit soar, then you're dead, dude. Dead.

Back to the Future DeLorean case for iPhone 6? Great Scott!

A Japanese toy company has built a Back to the Future DeLorean case for iPhone 6. "Phones? Where we're going we don't need phones." Sure you do. And about the only thing this sucker is missing is a flux capacitor, which of course is what makes …

Lost in America turns 30: Say it! Say it! Say "I lost the nest-egg." Go on, say it!

If you think 1985 was the pinnacle of music in the '80s, consider movies. This week alone, several '80s classics celebrate their 30th anniversary. Yesterday, we honored Vision Quest. Today, we bow the greatness of Lost in …

Turns out we can blame the late '80s for grunge music

Yesterday we featured Nirvana and their ‘80s roots, so it's fair that we visit their Seattle grunge counterparts Soundgarden and their ‘80s roots with Flower.

25 years later, 'Vision Quest' still takes us to the fringe

I miss movies like Vision Quest. The 1985 movie, starring Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino and the ever-elusive Michael Schoeffling, turns 25 years old this week.

Nirvana in the '80s? Yeah, but they really 'Blew'

I know it's been a lot of soft, mushy music on the blog lately, but today we will blow everybody away today as we turn back to the harder side of the ‘80s and the birth of grunge and Nirvana's Blew.

Valentine's is over and like Eric Carmen, 'I'm Through with Love'

We might have pushed the limits of romance last week on Lost and Found with a whole week of positive love songs, so let's turn the tide and do one last ballad - this time from the perspective of those who have been kicked in the butt by love (according to the philosopher Buckwheat aka Eddie Murphy) and declare I'm Through With Love.

Never Found in the '80s: Top Five Never Found Love Songs

For this Valentine's Day, I thought I'd revisit some of the artists I've featured in this Never Found in the '80s series to see what they had to offer in terms of love songs. I've assembled a top five list of what I think are some pretty enjoyable love songs that should have been hits, but just never caught the …

'The Breakfast Club' returns to theaters for 30th anniversary: Take this trivia quiz

"Dear Mr. Vernon. We accept that fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it is we did wrong. But we think you're crazy for making us write an essay telling you who we think we are." Does reading the beginning of that famous cinematic letter still give you chills? The Breakfast Club, the …

A final Valentine's Day tribute: Leonard Cohen's 'Dance Me To The End of Love'

In a week of Valentine's videos, we saved for last the oldest artist to appear on Lost and Found, Leonard Cohen, who shows us that love extends beyond the ‘80s and extends beyond physical amore with Dance Me To The End Of Love.

Last-minute Valentine's Day gift? This lost splash of Champaign

It's getting down to the zero hour for those celebrating Valentines this year. If you flub up, perhaps you might smooth it over with some champagne and also Champaign

Could this be the ultimate baby-making ballad of the '80s?

There were a lot of good baby-making ballads in the ‘80s and if you want to hear the one that had it all, all you have to do is listen to The Jets.

25 best romance movies of the '80s: From 'Harry' to 'Ladyhawke'

Great romantic movies belong to no particular decade. If anything, you could argue the '80s were a weak link when it came to classic love stories. We didn't have a Bogie. But we had a Dobler. Take a closer look and you'll find some real gems.Stuck in the '80s has compiled its own list of the 25 Best Romance Movies of the …

The Replacements annouce U.S. tour dates for 2015

Last time I saw The Replacements live was May 26, 1991, at The Ritz in Ybor City, the historic latin district of Tampa. The only memory I still have of the show is one or more members of the band vomiting into a bucket on the side of the stage.

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