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In our crazy world, not everything is lost

Baby boomer Naomi Shihab Nye finds some of our old world survives. The post In our crazy world, not everything is lost appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Baby boomers and “untraditional” Thanksgiving

We know someone in Philadelphia who will have an untraditional Thanksgiving… yet in some ways, as traditional as they come. BoomerCafé contributor Roz Warren has written a very honest, very traditional account, which first appeared on Women’s Voices for Change, [...] The post Baby boomers and “untraditional” Thanksgiving appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Concert review: The English Beat plays hit-filled 18-song set

Here at Stuck in the '80s, we covet concert reviews from our vast network of dedicated correspondents. Today, we get a review of the English Beat from SoCal correspondent Drew Friedman on a recent California tour stop.

Turns out pneumonia nearly claimed two '80s legends

As we start counting our blessings this Thanksgiving, let's remember our fearless leader Steve Spears. Just as he has risen from the ashes from his bout with pneumonia, we give thanks for his returned health with a similar recovery story from Big Audio Dynamite and today's song Contact.

A baby boomer’s own wake-up-call to his “true calling”

Reiner Lomb's story about finding his career compass. The post A baby boomer’s own wake-up-call to his “true calling” appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Dancing Back from Blogging Hibernation

I haven’t posted here since early October, when I wrote about my very rewarding trip to Italy.  The effects of that trip continue to ripple through my life in a variety of ways, all of them good. I honestly don’t know where to beginShow More Summary

Band Aid 30 years later: 3 things you didn't know about 'Do They Know It's Christmas'

On Nov. 25, 1984, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure gathered Britain's biggest pop stars to record a record that would open up wallets and send much needed relief funds to ease the famine in Ethiopia. The song - Do They Know It's Christmas - and the Live Aid concert that followed would become milestones in '80s pop culture lore.

Johnny Lydon: It's better to burn out than write a love song

"This is the story of Johnny Rotten. It's better to burn out than fade away." - Neil Young from Hey, Hey, My, My (Into the Black), It was in 1978 that "Johnny Rotten" left the Sex Pistols, returned to being Johnny Lydon and started the band Public Image Ltd. (PIL) that scored their biggest UK hit with This …

Were baby boomers among the last generation to play outside?

Boomers could have fun with imagination and a pile of junk. The post Were baby boomers among the last generation to play outside? appeared first on BoomerCafe.

This Christmas I’m Getting Happy, Getting Weird

I had a thought pop into my head the other day: I am fully prepared to be happy this Christmas season. Anyone following this blog for the past year has known the kind of year I’ve had. Except I don’t … Continue reading ?

The Church announces 2015 tour dates for North America

Australia's The Church has announced 2015 tour dates for North America in support of their Further/Deeper album. Alas, no Florida dates are listed.

Some bands got their 15 minutes of fame. This one had Eight Seconds

For many of us, our first real kiss (posters and pillows do not count!) took place in the ‘80s, so today with celebrate our first awkward lip locking with the forgotten Canadian classic Kiss You (When It's Dangerous).

A baby boomer envisions The Greatest Pirate

A South Carolina boomer takes to creative writing. The post A baby boomer envisions The Greatest Pirate appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Watch the 'modern' trailer for '80s sci-fi classic 'The Last Starfighter'

It's been 30 years since '80s fans first declared allegiance to the Star League in order to protect the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada. But a "modern" trailer has been released anyway on for 1984's The Last Starfighter. And it's AMAZE-BALLS!

Can you name Don Henley's first solo hit? Don't air the 'Dirty Laundry'

I'll be the first to admit that even as a parent, I don't understand the details of education programs like Common Core and No Child Left Behind, but if you can read this blog post, then apparently you did something right in school and have proven Don Henley wrong that Johnny Can't Read.

A baby boomer’s Buddhist pilgrimage

Leslie Clary travels halfway around the world in seek of ways to make things better. The post A baby boomer’s Buddhist pilgrimage appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Dreaming of the Departed

Nighttime visitations from lost family members are not uncommon among caregivers.

Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols dies at age 83

Mike Nichols, the legendary director who first dazzled an earlier generation with 1967's The Graduate, has passed away at age 83, reports. The cause of death hasn't been released. The news was announced Thursday morning...

Does Joe Walsh still like 'Space Age Whiz Kids?'

As Eagles Week continues, let us ‘80s video whiz kids wish a Happy 67th birthday today to Pinball Wizard era Joe Walsh.

Journey, Steve Miller Band headed to Florida and Carnival cruise ships in March 2015

It's crazy how much Journey is touring these days. But with no new album seemingly coming anytime soon, Neal Schon and the boys don't seem to mind the highway run into the midnight sun. The group, which has been touring with the Steve Miller Band, has …

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