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Pensacon 2015

The second annual Pensacon was held this weekend in Pensacola, Florida and I was lucky enough to be able to go on Saturday morning. As someone who deals with anxiety issues and general anti-socialness, I didn’t plan on spending all day there but just a few hours. First off, I’m really happy there is a […]

Live long and prosper: 13 greatest Leonard Nimoy lines from the Star Trek movies

"Each of us... at some time in our lives, turns to someone - a father, a brother, a God... and asks…'Why am I here? What was I meant to be?' " "Your use of language has altered since our arrival. It is currently laced with, shall we say, more colorful metaphors, 'double dumb-ass on you' and so forth." "Any show of …

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Spock, dies at age 83

If the needs of the many truly outweighed the needs of the few (or the one), as Vulcan logic suggests, then Leonard Nimoy would still be with us. The actor and director died Friday morning in his Los Angeles home at age 83, the RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Harrison Ford returning in 'Blade Runner' sequel

Blade Runner, easily one of the best sci-fi movies of the '80s, is getting a sequel three decades after the original film was released. And confirms that Harrison Ford is onboard to reprise his role …

See John Cusack as Brian Wilson in trailer for 'Love & Mercy'

John Cusack is Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys? Yep. "Lloyd Dobler" is appearing as an older version of the Beach Boys mastermind in the movie Love & Mercy. Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine) co-stars as the younger version of Brian. The movie is set for a June 5 release.

New podcast: Best band cameos in '80s movies

Our latest podcast is online: Best Band Cameos in '80s Movies. Sadly, one of my favorite band cameos didn't make the cut. It was the 1984 Tom Hanks movie Bachelor Party and the band was Angel and the Reruns. The band played the tune "Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys?" during the bachelor party, naturally, and I was …

A lost-and-found-tribute to Steve Strange: Visage's 'Fade to Grey'

Two weeks ago, Steve reported on the death of Steve Strange, lead singer of the New Romantic band Visage, so today we pay our respects with their biggest hit Fade To Grey.

Superman at the Movies

First I was on a Batman movie kick (more on that later), then I got on a Superman movie kick. So here’s the rundown on all of the live-action movies and my not-so-quick thoughts…Superman: The Movie (1978) Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980) Superman Returns (2006) Warner Bros. Pictures I’d never owned the first […]

Three decades later, Joe Jackson is still mad at you

Joe Jackson was the angry young man of the ‘80s and while we may never understood his motivations, today you get to witness what made him "Mad At You" in the ‘80s.

The force is strong with Florida Orchestra for these shows

When the Florida Orchestra does a theme night, it's always a can't-miss affair. (I still remember having a helluva date night when the orchestra did their RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Violent Femmes, Colin Hay join Last Summer on Earth Tour 2015

If this is truly the last summer on earth, then yes, there's nothing I'd rather do than go to an amazing '80s concert. As Zoltar would say: "Your wish is granted." Barenaked Ladies, Colin Hay and Violent Femmes are touring as Last Summer on Earth 2015, …

This Smithereens would-be hit channeled Bogie, '50s nostalgia

As we connect the dots this week on Lost and Found, we segue way from Suzanne Vega with Joe Jackson to Suzanne Vega with The Smithereens and the beatnik classic In A Lonely Place.

This 'Pretty in Pink' soundtrack inclusion never reached the charts

Yesterday we caught up with the talented pianist Joe Jackson and today we get to hear his gentle touch on the ivories when he teamed up with Suzanne Vega for Left Of Center.

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, …

Idyllic / Ideal

Yesterday I took a picture of my dog on my phone. Then for no reason at all, I began fiddling around with the filters. Then something amazing happened. As I happened upon a particular filter, I realized this was my … Continue readin...

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

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.

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