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Countdown: Star Wars SCIENCE

While perusing the tricked-out Star Wars aisle at Toys R Us, I came across these science kits. The packages were a bit weathered and dated as 2014, so I got that warm and fuzzy feeling that they were some long-lost … Continue readin...

One 'Steve' rejoins Journey as band announces 2016 tour

Journey reunion fans, you've been rewarded for your patience: Steve is back. Sadly, not Steve Perry, but drummer Steve Smith has rejoined the band. Smith replaces Deen Castronovo, who was fired on Aug. 10 after legal and substance abuse problems. "I was terminated," Castronovo …

How well do you know the '80s Cruise artists? Take this interactive quiz!

The inaugural '80s Cruise sets sail in early 2016, but are you ready for seven nights onboard the Holland America Eurodam with 10 amazing artists from the '80s? Here's a quick quiz to see how well you know their music. And don't forget RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Christmas Countdown: Star Wars Wrapping Paper, Ranked

Lightsaber Paper: Obviously the gold standard. The best one. I will personally demand that all my gifts be wrapped in it. The other wrapping paper is for the peasants. Grade: A+ The Force Awakens Paper: Stormtroopers stormtrooooopers stormtroooooopers. I’m cool … Continue reading ?

Not ready with Thanksgiving plans? Sugarhill Gang says 'Jump on it! Jump on it!'

Thanksgiving is not only the time when we reflect on our blessings, but remember the heritage of our of country's forefathers and hearken back to the first Thanksgiving between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. Sometimes our recollections about the Indians can be foggy, but wonderfully entertaining like the video for the Sugarhill …

The story of the Jackson Family, NFL and the disastrous Victory tour

Could a member of the musical royalty Jackson family that contains Michael, Jermaine and Janet have a lost song? All I have to say is Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming.

Ye Olde Christmas Magazine Ads

All of these were taken from ads in the 1950s and most came from LIFE magazine. 7-Up Aww, look at those loveable little scamps sitting atop of the stairs. But why are they spying on their parents and other guests drinking 7-Up when they have their own bottles? Man, I’d love to get my hands […]

Christmas Countdown: Gifts for my Dog Volume 1

“Penny told me she wanted a Pig Popper for Christmas.” “Okay, get it for her.” Just another normal conversation in our house. Americans spend $5 billion annually on their pets for Christmas. I wonder if they also wrap each gift … Continue reading ?

Mac McAnally deserves a little more than 'Minimum Love'

Who is Mac McAnally? A footnote in pop music chart history or perhaps more? In a couple of paragraphs we'll let you know about Mac and see if he gets your maximum or Minimum Love.

Why didn't Melvin James stay? Alas, that's why we wrote about him here

There are many '80s artists that still stay current in the news, but alas most are forgotten. Where did they go? As for Melvin James, we ask him to come in, come out of the rain and ponder Why Won't You Stay?

Countdown? Why Yes.

I’ve been entertaining the idea of doing a countdown on the blog. I am supremely obscenely excited for Christmas this year, and I’ve been thinking of counting down the days and posting everyday. Then last night I had a dream … Continue reading ?

Styx sailing along just fine with current lineup, says our reviewer

It's always fun to hear when an '80s fan sees a "legacy act" like Styx in concert for the first time decades after the band stopped appearing on the Billboard charts. Gayle Weiswasser in Washington, D.C., filed this review of Styx's recent show in Bethesda, Maryland. Domo arigato, Gayle!

What is 'Real Men' about? Joe Jackson leaves that up to you

While I do spend the majority of my time listening to '80s music, I do try to stay somewhat current on new album releases by '80s artists. One of the better ones I've heard this year is Joe Jackson's Fast Forward that was released just last month. The new material is reminiscent of his early …

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on Feb. 15

Need a great Valentine's Day present? Try to get tickets to Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on Feb. 15 at Clearwater's Capitol Theater. This intimate venue is the perfect spot for the husband-and-wife team to rip through all their classic tunes.Though Benatar got all the album covers and press in the '80s, it was hubby Neil who wrote, …

Final mission for Captain EO is Dec. 6

Michael Jackson has just a few more chances left to change the world: Epcot will close the Captain EO movie in Orlando on Dec. 6, the Disney Park Blog reports. What will …

Favorite 'shoes' of the '80s? Not a sneaker but a power pop band from Illinois

I so miss the days when power pop was abundant in the late '80s and early '90s and no band was as sugary sweet as Shoes and their cheeky video for Feel The Way That I Do.

Bonus Lost and Found: Fastway and 'Say What You Will'

It's the Friday Free Ride on Lost and Found, so crank it up to eleven and get on the Fastway with Say What You Will.

13 great lines from the original Friday the 13th

Can you believe the original Friday the 13th movie turns 35 years old this year? What better day to celebrate it than an actual Friday the 13th.Released on May 9, 1980 (what were they thinking?), Friday the 13th was pulled together on a paltry budget of $550,000 and amassed scores of negative reviews from film critics …

Saucer time again: Jeff Lynne's ELO returns with new album, world tour

The Electric Light Orchestra is hardly an '80s phenomenon, but Jeff Lynne's fingerprints are all over our favorite decade. So we're thrilled to see he's back making music with Jeff Lynne's ELO releasing the new album Alone in the Universe today. The first track is this one, When I Was A Boy...

Jimmy Love Maryanne, and '80s fans love Josie Cotton

In the early '80s, Josie Cotton asked the question, Johnny, Are You Queer?, but a few years later, Josie stopped asking questions and started making statements with Jimmy Love Maryanne.

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