Posts Tagged "nostalgia"

Huey Lewis’s Old, Weird America

While Liz and I were driving to Michigan for her birthday roadtrip, I remember seeing a sign along the highway advertising an upcoming show by Huey Lewis and the News. I was surprised to see that the band was still around, and still playing venues (though the venues seemed to be smaller ones). Even after all this time, after all…

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Headbangers Ball Uncensored

Oh man, I saw this documentary about Headbagers Ball mentioned on Ektopia’s site, and lost a lot of time Saturday morning. After a few minutes, I got sucked in and ended up watching this show in its entirety. In middle school and high school, I was very much into heavy metal. And I watched a fair amount of the show…

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Skinemax

Though not exactly Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes,” Smash TV’s Skinemax definitely triggers a lot of memories from the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

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1980’s Cassette Mixtape as YouTube Playlist

Over at Twelvestone, my friend Ian created a thread where he converted his mixtape into a YouTube Playlist. It made me think again about mixtapes, and how the technology at the time made us more active, in both the curation and creation of these tapes. In 2009, I had the good fortune of appearing in my friend Jason’s anthology: Cassette…

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The Banana Jr. 6000 Lives!

I’m not usually one to share computer mods, but this one was too good to pass up. I was a big, big fan of Bloom County, and have fond memories of the Banana Junior 6000 (a parody of the Mac that came out in 1984). Turns out, some crazy awesome nerd built a working version of the machine, complete with…

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Photos of a Pop Singer’s Abandoned House, Japan

The above photo is from a series taken by Tokyo Times, while visiting an abandoned building. Inside, he found the remnants of an old enka singer’s life, a time capsule of sorts. The images are moving in what they suggest – a life of music, and a time that’s since passed. I love these photos for much the same reason…

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Looking Back on Some Favorite Posts

For folks who are visiting my site this week and aren’t regular visitors… I thought I’d provide a few links to some older posts you might find fun/interesting. If you’d like, I invite you to subscribe to the RSS feed. I’m hoping I can convince you there’s something here with returning for. So a few favorites: My wife Liz is…

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Why “Back to the Future” Is Secretly Horrifying

I don’t normally like stuff I find on sites like CollegeHumor or Cracked, but this particular video stood out. The back and forth banter between the four actors is lively and incredibly well paced, with as much funny stuff about the movie as one another. I really enjoyed this, and am hoping to see more of these. [via MetaFilter]

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Young Me / Now Me: Portraits of People Over Time

Young Me Now Me is a recent project by the very fun (and very funny) Ze Frank. The premise is a great one, and remarkably simple. Submit two photos of yourself: one of you at an earlier age; the other of you as you are today, ideally doing the same pose as the original. The whole project is genuinely delightful,…

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Love Pictures: Online Gallery of Found Photos

Love-pictures is an online gallery “to celebrate found and taken photographs that are experienced as much by the heart as by the head.” Here’s a bit more about the photos from the site itself: The inaugural portfolio is selected from Scott’s archive of over 4500 found photographs, and is the product of almost 40 years of collecting. Thirty of Scott’s…

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