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What a feeling to see the Flashdance finale dance without music
June 12th, 2019 under 80s. [ Comments: none ]

Back in the ’80s, Flashdance changed up what music can mean to a movie, so what would it be like without Irene Cara’s chart-topping song What a Feeling? It would be so lackluster we would still not be talking about the movie today.

Now I want to know what the strip club dance would be like without Shandi’s He’s a Dream. Probably the same because no one was listening to the music.


What if Katrina and the Waves’ Walking on Sunshine was a dark song?
June 3rd, 2019 under 80s. [ Comments: none ]

Katrina and the Waves’ Walking on Sunshine is one of the happiest songs ever recorded, but what if it wasn’t? DJ Cummerbund mixed the 1985 tune with Alice In Chains’ Would and now all I want to do is cry. Not because he destroyed the song (quite the opposite), but he made the single very depressing. I feel like I am walking a tightrope and nothing but doom and gloom is below me. Who knew such darkness could come from such light, but if you change up the melody that is exactly what happened.

DJ Cummerbund has done a lot of great mashups like Pearl Jam’s Jeremy with Kenny Loggins’ Footloose, and I think this one is his best. Even if I just went through a box of tissues.


An ’80s music fan’s wet dream: Billy Idol and Bryan Adams on tour
April 29th, 2019 under 80s, Billy Idol, Bryan Adams, Wet dream. [ Comments: none ]

Back in the ’80s, Billy Idol and Bryan Adam were two of the decade’s biggest rockers. The Rebel Yell singer was a harder rocker while the Summer of ’69 one was softer. Which means, they were opposites and they would not have gone on tour together.

That was then and this is now. They are no longer only Dancing with Myself because 35 years later, the two of them are hitting the road in August together with an epic 8-city tour in the North East. Giving fans of the ’80s a wet dream of a double bill.

Hopefully, if it makes a lot of Mony, Mony, they will expand their dates to the rest of the country. So on May 1st, Run to You computer and get your tickets to see them rocking. I bet you it is a night that will leave you in Heaven.

I wonder what song they will sing together on the tour? I am thinking it will be the Canadian’s Diana because it was about Princess Diana and Idol is British.


Is this what Def Leppard’s Pour Some Sugar On Me is really about?
March 27th, 2019 under 80s, TV News. [ Comments: none ]

Def Leppard is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and they working the press circuit to promote it. This morning, they were on Good Morning America and they might have revealed what their biggest hit Pour Some Sugar On Me is really about.

Here I have thought for all of this time that it was about sex, but it is really about putting sugar in a coffee cup? Color me red light, yellow light, green-a-light surprised!

BTW I wonder how many times they have been asked to do that since the single came out in 1987?


Chopping Mall’s Kelli Maroney is still running scared in malls
March 20th, 2019 under 80s. [ Comments: none ]

Tomorrow, the horror movie Chopping Mall turns the big 33 and its star Kelli Maroney is still running for her life in malls. Although, this time she has a very good reason to do so.

She wrote, “I spent most of #choppingmall running for my life from a #killbot (not featured behind me in most, if not all, of the shots). In honor of the 33rd Anniversary I’ve documented my experience here in #interpretivedance—- and you can, too!! Enter @Fangoria s ridiculous contest before Friday. Take a photo of yourself in a mall holding the CM Blu-ray and win!! #choppingmallinamall.” While the prize from Fangoria is lamer than us never getting a sequel to the film, it is still fun to do.

If you have never seen Chopping Mall, you can watch it for free on Tubi TV. Make it a Maroney double feature and follow it up with Night of the Comet, one of my favorite movies. I promise you, both features will give you a whole new appreciation of malls.


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