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  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 7 - FINAL!

    03/08/2015 7:18:56 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 3/8/15 | me
    ROUND 7 - THE FINAL - OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final Pair! Vote for your favorite! No reply, no vote. A tie will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 6

    03/01/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    me | 3/1/15 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final 4 in just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 5

    02/23/2015 6:57:05 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 51 replies
    me | 2/23/15 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8 in just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 4

    02/16/2015 5:35:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 50 replies
    me | 2/16/15 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 in 8 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 3

    02/15/2015 3:21:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 44 replies
    me | 2/15/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 3 to BREAK! (What is it with 1983? No one seems to be able to separate the songs!) #4 1983 "Down Under” Men at Work versus #1 1983 "Every Breath You Take" Police
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 3

    02/09/2015 7:24:26 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 2/9/15 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 2

    02/08/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 2/8/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 2 to BREAK! #3 1983 "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara versus#5 1983 "Beat It" Michael Jackson
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    02/01/2015 3:52:05 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 60 replies
    me | 2/1/15 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '80s begins! Due date: Sunday, Feb 8 @6:00 pm (Eastern) Had to cut short the Round 1, as the response wasn't enough. Will try weekly rounds from now on. This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '80s, and pairs them in brackets along with the best #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    01/25/2015 7:37:02 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 53 replies
    me | 1/25/15 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '80S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '80s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. No equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will only be counted if the "ballot" is complete. ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets for the rest of the...
  • (VANITY) How about a music play-off for best '80s songs?

    01/22/2015 6:34:07 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 129 replies
    me | 1/22/15 | me
    What does everyone think of a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '80s?
  • Mahdi Obeidi and the real story of Iraq's Nukes

    09/28/2004 10:27:58 PM PDT · by TWohlford · 5 replies · 483+ views
    New York Times ^ | 28 sept 2004 | Mahdi Obeidi
    Saddam, the bomb and me Mahdi Obeidi NYT Tuesday, September 28, 2004 Iraq's nuclear program While the final report from Charles Duelfer, the top American inspector of Iraq's covert weapons programs, won't be released for a few weeks, the portions that have already been made public touch on many of the experiences I had while working as the head of Saddam Hussein's nuclear centrifuge program. Now that I am living in the United States, I hope to answer some of the most important questions that remain. What was really going on in Iraq before the American invasion last year? Iraq's...
  • FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

    06/04/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by HatSteel · 69 replies · 1,549+ views
    FAS.org ^ | Federation of American Scientists
    FAS | Nuke | Guide | Iraq | CW |||| Index | Search | Join FAS Chemical Weapons Programs Iraq started research into the production of chemical weapons agents in the 1970s and started batch production of agents in the early 1980s. At that stage, production was heavily reliant on the import of precursor chemicals from foreign suppliers. In 1982, early in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqis used riot control agents to repel Iranian attacks. They progressed to the use of CW agents in mid-1983 with mustard, and in March 1984 with tabun (the first use ever of a nerve...
  • Remember How Happy We Were 20&30 Years Ago.Did Anyone See This World Crisis Coming?

    07/28/2014 4:24:15 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 43 replies
    Think back to 1984 and 1994.You got to admit they were some of the best days of our lives.In 1984,we had President Reagan,the dawn of wonderful 80's,for many who are now in their 40's,50's&60's.It was their happiest times.And the good times just kept on coming with the Bush/Clinton years.The 90's were a never ending party,great economy,great music&memorable Presidential Scandals.Who wouldn't give up Pizza&Burgers to go back to either decade and Stay There!And here we are 20/30 years later and who would of ever thought they would see the day when we had a {Fill In The Blank}As President of the...
  • New Wave artists aging gracefully. An 80's world gone by…

    12/04/2013 11:44:21 PM PST · by beaversmom · 270 replies
    djrioblog ^ | November 26, 2013 | DJ Rio
    Pics at link of 80s artists now...
  • HISTORICAL PHOTO: President Ronald Reagan aims a rifle through a window from Air Force One, c. 1983

    09/10/2013 6:56:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1983 | Retronaut
    40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan aims a rifle from a window onboard Air Force One; circa 1983
  • Cheap Trick Sued By Drummer and Former Manager

    07/24/2013 2:43:11 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | 7/24/13 | Jeff Giles
    Long-simmering tensions between the current members of Cheap Trick and the band’s absentee drummer, Bun E. Carlos, appear to be boiling over into the courtroom. Carlos, a founding member of Cheap Trick, remained a fixture of the lineup until March 2010, when the band released a statement announcing that he “is not currently the touring drummer for Cheap Trick. Bun E. remains a band member. Everyone is healthy and Cheap Trick will continue to tour as planned.” While that made it sound like Carlos’ absence was temporary, he’s remained in exile, even during the band’s sporadic forays into the studio....
  • Duran Duran's Simon LeBon: "Westeners should put recession into perspective."

    01/27/2013 11:06:01 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 69 replies
    OK! Magazine ^ | 1/27/13
    Pop star SIMON LE BON has urged Westerners to gain a level of "perspective" over the economic slump, insisting problems in Europe and the U.S. are minimal compared to the issues facing Africa. The Duran Duran frontman has spoken out to share his views on the global recession and admits he is baffled by complaints from affluent families who need to tighten their belt. He tells The Times, "We have to put this economic slump into perspective. Even though the recession might be tough on us in the West, we have to get through it and should remember how people...
  • Rep. ROHRABACHER (1999) -- How the Clinton Administration brought the Taliban to power

    09/28/2001 7:01:18 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 43 replies · 2,520+ views
    Senate testimony | April 14, 1999 | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
    April 14, 1999, Wednesday COMMITTEE HEARING SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS: SUBCOMMITTEE ON NEAR EASTERN AND SOUTH U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS) HOLDS HEARING ON THE CRISIS IN AFGANISTAN  WASHINGTON, D.C. SPEAKERS: U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS), CHAIRMAN U.S. SENATOR JOHN ASHCROFT (R-MO) U.S. SENATOR GORDON H. SMITH (R-OR) U.S. SENATOR ROD GRAMS (R-MN) U.S. SENATOR CRAIG THOMAS (R-WY) U.S. SENATOR PAUL DAVID WELLSTONE (D-MN), RANKING MEMBER U.S. SENATOR ROBERT G. TORRICELLI (D-NJ) U.S. SENATOR PAUL S. SARBANES (D-MD) U.S. SENATOR CHRISTOPHER J. DODD (D-CT) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DANA ROHRABACHER (R-CA) THE HONORABLE KARL F. INDERFURTH ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ...
  • (Great Scott!) The DeLorean Returns Back from the Future as a Monster Truck

    07/13/2012 8:36:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    DVICE ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2012 | Raymond Wong
    The DeLorean returns back from the future as a monster truck If Marty McFly and Doc Brown were ever to reunite for a sequel to Back to the Future III, the old time traveling DeLorean would need an upgrade of some sort to justify the ticket. How about adding 44-inch tires to a DeLorean and converting it into a monster truck? That'll do! While the DeLorean Motor Company is busy producing electric DeLoreans for a 2013 release, one DeLorean easily bested all others at the 2012 DeLorean Car Show & Convention in Orlando, Florida. What you have here is a...
  • Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say

    04/27/2012 7:13:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    NBC NY (From Drudge) ^ | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 | DANIEL MACHT
    Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say Just remember always to think twice before ordering someone to dance the “moonwalk” at the barrel of a gun. An Idaho man has been hit with a felony assault charge for allegedly forcing another man to perform Michael Jackson’s signature “moonwalk” while having a rifle pointed at him, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported. Police accused John Ernest Cross, 30, of using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle while issuing the bizarre order to mimic a dance the late King of Pop debuted back in 1983. Cross said during an initial court appearance...
  • Gallery: Familiar-Yet-Alien Soviet Arcade Games (Comrade Donkey Kong?)

    03/24/2012 5:37:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 1+ views
    DVICE ^ | March 23, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Gallery: Familiar-yet-alien Soviet arcade games While playing Centipede (don't judge) at my local mall in the '80s, it never occurred to me that somewhere behind the soon-to-fall Iron Curtain there would be some punk playing the Soviet version of arcade games as well. Hell yeah they were! Now, thanks to two nostalgic Muscovites who remembered their days of playing "Sea Battle," there is an entire museum full of these Soviet-era games. The story of the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines is so cool we couldn't make this up if we tried. Let's talk about the games first. Soviet classics Sea...
  • 'My Dinner With Andre' movie review

    03/10/2012 1:20:03 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 11 replies
    Napa Whine Country ^ | February 20, 2012 | Tom Thurlow
    'My Dinner With Andre' Movie Review: One Of A Kind For Good Reason
  • Sudan’s Recurring Nightmare

    11/17/2011 5:00:55 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-15-11 | Faith J. H. McDonnell
    Sudan is a kind of diabolical Groundhog Day. In the film by that name, Phil Connors (Bill Murray) re-lives the same day over and over again until he learns the lessons needed to change his life and save the lives of others. In Sudan today, people of the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State are re-living the horrific nightmare from which they thought they had finally awakened after the signing of Sudan’s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. But in this case, it is the United States government that has failed to learn the lessons needed to change conditions and save the...
  • Caption this early 80s Obama Pic

    07/24/2011 6:38:57 AM PDT · by library user · 80 replies
    michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | July 24, 2011
    Even when he's got a drink he STILL doesn't look happy!
  • Thoughts On What Was (and may be again.)

    06/08/2011 5:50:52 AM PDT · by shibumi · 29 replies
    shibumi's brain | 6/8/2011 | shibumi
    When Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States in 1980, I was 32 years old. I was frustrated with my initial experiences in the world of business, not in small measure because of the previous four years of The Carter Malaise and the sense that my first hand experience of the political perfidy that pervaded the end of The VietNam War had somehow become part and parcel of American foreign policy and military strategy. To be a cog in the machine of the late 70’s economy was to be constantly in motion, always under pressure and sorely lacking...
  • (1980s new wave/punk rock) record producer Martin Rushent dies at age 63

    06/05/2011 4:08:41 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/5/11
    Martin Rushent, producer of The Human League's "DARE", the Go-Go's "TALK SHOW" and producer of 1980s acts such as Ultravox, Buzzcocks and Spandau Ballet, died yesterday at age 63.
  • World War “Threads”: The Nuclear War of 1988

    05/26/2011 2:31:28 PM PDT · by Oculus III · 21 replies
    The Global Nuclear War between East and West began twenty-three years ago today, on Thursday, May 26, 1988, at 8:30 a.m. GMT. It started with a single Soviet nuclear missile detonated over the North Sea. The electromagnetic pulse from that blast blew out the phones and electrical power across northern Europe and brought Britain’s days as a technological society to an end. The 210 megatons of nuclear warheads that fell upon the island seven minutes later finished off everything else. And it was the same all over the world. No hiding place: by the end of the day, the former...
  • Egypt Found to Have Developed Chemical Weapons For Iraq

    03/15/2005 7:27:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 685+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 15, '05 | staff
    As Israel considers allowing Egypt to control the critical Philadelphi corridor along Israel’s border, startling revelations about Egyptian chemical weapons proliferation are coming to light. Egypt secretly helped former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his chemical weapons program, according to a CIA report. The report, authored by the CIA’s Iraq Survey Group, says that Egypt sent specialists to Iraq in the 1980s to help him manufacture poison gas. Iraq later used the gas against Iranian citizens as well as Iraqi Kurds. The report says that the Iraqi government paid Egypt $12 million, "in return for assistance with production and storage...
  • STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: Breitbart Is Throwing an '80s-Themed Gay Party

    01/22/2011 11:09:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | January 19, 2011 | John Hudson
    For months, the family values wing of the Republican Party has been protesting the inclusion of GOProud, a right-wing gay group, at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). You won't hear any protesting, however, from conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart. "We're going to have a big ol' gay party," he said on a radio show Wednesday. Breitbart says gays deserve a place within the Republican Party and he's been "offended" by efforts to exclude them. Therefore, he's throwing an 80's-themed gay party to welcome them on board. If this sounds like uncharacteristic behavior for Breitbart, his additional remarks should...
  • Today’s Schoolchildren (French) Guess What ’80s and ’90s Technology Does (Did)

    01/09/2011 9:00:07 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/21/2010 | Youtube
    Records, Rotary Phones, 8 Track Tapes....Video Linky
  • So who WERE the two Tory ministers who had gay flings with Christopher Hitchens at Oxford?

    03/06/2010 10:42:24 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 1,068+ views
    Dail Mail ^ | 06th March 2010 | Geoffrey Levy
    So who WERE the two Tory ministers who had gay flings with Christopher Hitchens at Oxford? By Geoffrey Levy 06th March 2010 Alpha minds in and around Westminster that normally grapple with issues such as the forthcoming election, the sinking pound and the war in Afghanistan, were turned this week towards a ticklish and wholly unexpected political mystery. Which two ministers of Margaret Thatcher's government had gay relations with the writer Christopher Hitchens while at Oxford? Since Hitchens's extraordinary claim emerged this week, the louche figure, now 60, who has been married twice, has fended off all requests for further...
  • Hundreds of Chilldren Found in Mass Grave (Iraq)

    02/26/2010 5:52:58 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 84 replies · 3,475+ views
    http://www.hrtribune.net ^ | 2/25/10 | Mihemed Eli Zalla
    Anfal genocide was a campaign against the Kurds in 1980s. It was aimed at the elimination of the Kurds in Iraq, by destroying and burning Kurdish villages down. Killing and burying alive the people of these villages. It costed over 200,000 lives of innocent Kurds. A group of experts from ministry of Anfaled and Martyrs are to excavate these graves soon. The graves hold remnants of 272 children and the oldest one among them is a 16 year old girl. A pregnant woman is also among them, added Amin.
  • Sade emerges from her country retreat

    01/30/2010 11:05:54 PM PST · by pissant · 70 replies · 1,758+ views
    Times UK ^ | 1/31/10 | Bob Sandall
    Sade is so very private, so extremely wary of the press that her friends - all of whom are bound to silence - have nicknamed her Howie, after Howard Hughes. The most reclusive British singer of the 1980s has kept such a low profile since her Smooth Operator days - one tour in 14 years - that, when we meet at the London office of her record label to hear the songs from her new album, Soldier of Love, I am the only person in the room who has met her before. It’s 10 years since her last album release,...
  • For Generation X, It Is A Wonder That Obama Ever Got Elected

    10/06/2009 9:46:02 AM PDT · by Pitcairn · 51 replies · 2,236+ views
    www.politicalcastaway.com ^ | 06 Oct 09 | Pitcairn
    Is Obama a disaster zone? Of course he is. Let’s cut through the crap, shall we? The SOB has never had any experience. And, but for the failed phrase “Compassionate Conservative,” we would never have been where we are today. What the hell does America have to show for its liberal agenda? Can anyone stand up and affirmatively tell us? An educational system occupied by apologist leftists? The ideal of community values now epitomized by a lack of gang bangers saying “trick or treat” on Halloween? The concept that “family” is a couple of homosexual men with a child and...
  • Leader of Liberty City Six Convicted on All Counts, Four Others Convicted on Multiple Counts...

    05/12/2009 7:31:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 1,030+ views
    May 12, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Leader of Liberty City Six Convicted on All Counts, Four Others Convicted on Multiple Counts, and One Defendant Acquitted on Charges of Conspiring to Support Al Qaeda, Attack Targets in the United States After a three-month trial, a Miami jury convicted five men of multiple charges that include conspiring to provide material support to the al Qaeda terrorist organization and conspiracy to levy war against the U.S. by discussing and planning attacks on targets in the U.S., including the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI building and other federal...
  • The Eighties Club : The Politics and Pop Culture of the 1980s

    03/01/2009 10:25:11 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 7 replies · 913+ views
    eightiesclub ^ | July 1980 | The Daily News
    [NOTE: Some of the events described in a day's news may have occurred on the previous day.] Tuesday, 1 July 1980 Heat wave continues in Southwest; heat-related deaths reported in Dallas County, Texas; windstorm strikes Salt Lake City, UT.....Drought worsens in the Dakotas, wheat crops lost.....Common Cause files suit to stop independent groups from contributing to Ronald Reagan's campaign.....Independent candidate John Anderson formally announces his presidential candidacy.....Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) and colleagues form task force to work with White House as Democrats speed up formulation of tax cut plan; President Carter said to be still reluctant to okay tax relief.....Sen....
  • IOWAHAWK: Like I Have Room to Talk

    12/21/2008 9:16:26 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 29 replies · 1,028+ views
    iowahawk ^ | Dec. 2008 | David Burge
    A number of people have written asking if I have anything to say about the now-famous 1970's party pics of our President-Elect, namely: The one word answer is "no." The thousand-word explanation is:  < -- SNIP -- >
  • Belinda Carlisle's son wants to raise $1,000 for Obama prior to Oct. 24th!

    09/18/2008 2:43:59 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 35 replies · 1,358+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/08 | James Duke Mason
    James Duke Mason, son of famous international singer and former Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle is an Obama supporter and wants to raise $1,000 for the campaign prior to Oct. 24th. He says "I recognize that Obama will change America".... he also said that "My Mom and her friends have already given me $315.00".... he wants to be part of the "movement of change in America". James has lived in France since he was a toddler. Belinda moved her family (her husband is Morgan Mason, son of famed film actor James Mason) to the French countryside in 1992.
  • Eighties Goth is Baaaaaack! (Leather Pants are In for women)

    09/16/2008 2:52:47 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 19 replies · 4,489+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Sep 16th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Yigal Azrouel, Balmain, Collette Dinnigan Fall/Winter ‘09When we saw the leather pants and leggings at the Givenchy, Balmain, and Alexander McQueen shows, it became clear that Eighties Goth is back.
  • Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO?

    06/24/2008 7:19:30 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 124 replies · 304+ views
    The "Musicians Who Turn 50", "Musicians Who Turn 60", "Favorite Drummer" and "Favorite Guitarist" were such hit threads on FR, I've decided to do this one. Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO? We all know that Lennon-McCartney were amazing together and possibly the best songwriting duo ever. They might be mentioned several times on this thread. If you choose John & Paul, be specific about which song and lyric(s).
  • Magical Fifty -- Musicians Who Turn 50 This Year!

    06/12/2008 5:21:05 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 54 replies · 2,029+ views
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Vinny Appice, Anita Baker, Jello Biafra, Andrea Bocelli, Simon LeBon, Kate Bush, Belinda Carlisle, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shaun Cassidy, Darby Crash, Randy DeBarge, Bruce Dickinson, Thomas Dolby, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Siobhan Fahey, Neil Finn, Bela Fleck, Martin Fry, Lisa Germano, Grandmaster Flash, Jools Holland, Ice-T, Alan Jackson, Michael Jackson, Tony James, Joan Jett, Al Jourgensen, Nik Kershaw, Sammy Kershaw, Limahl, Madonna, Bird McIntyre, Mike Mills, Thurston Moore, Alannah Miles, Gary Numan, Michael Penn, Vicki Peterson, Prince, Stacey Q, Will Sergeant, Nikki Sixx, David Sylvian, Toyah, Tanya Tucker, Paul Weller, Jane Wiedlin, Jah Wobble.
  • What Was The Most Important 1980's Historical Event That Changed Your Life?

    05/20/2008 3:27:35 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 174 replies · 2,298+ views
    What 1980's event helped re-shape your life, thoughts, person and/or change your focus and outlook on life? You can answer as many times as you desire.
  • Totally 80's Hair Attack Sandbox: "The Godd, The Bad & The Ugly!"

    05/18/2008 11:01:10 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 270 replies · 29,132+ views
    And The Winners Are....
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Rock/Pop Musicians Who Turn 60 This Year!

    05/16/2008 2:14:00 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 104 replies · 1,681+ views
    Musicians Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent, Steve Winwood, Robert Plant, Kenny Loggins, Glenn Frey, Alice Cooper, Tony Iommi, Chris Squire, James Taylor, Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne, Olivia Newton-John, Donna Summer, John Bonham (R.I.P.) & Rick James (R.I.P.)
  • MTV's "Rock The Cradle" - Kids of Famous Music Stars Compete Live - Thursdays at 10P/9C!

    05/06/2008 5:39:05 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 68 replies · 230+ views
    A'Keiba Burrell - daughter of rapper MC Hammer. Landon Brown - eldest son of R&B singer Bobby Brown. Lara Johnston -daughter of Doobie Brothers' singer Tom Johnston. Chloe Lattanzi - daughter of Olivia Newton-John. Crosby Loggins - son of singer Kenny Loggins. Jesse Money -daughter of singer Eddie Money. Jesse Blaze Snider - son of Dee Snider. Albert J. Brown IV - son of R&B singer Al B. Sure. Lucy Walsh - daughter of legendary guitarist Joe Walsh.
  • Belinda Carlisle Endorses Hillary!

    04/30/2008 3:27:32 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 64 replies · 1,461+ views
    Well, actually, maybe it would’ve been an “important” endorsement 25 years ago? This is video of James Duke Mason, son of 1980’s pop sensation Belinda Carlisle and former Reagan administration official Morgan Mason (who is the son of legendary actor James Mason) — telling the world that his Mom Belinda is endorsing Hillary Clinton! Heaven IS a Place on Earth, Hillary!
  • Journey hire cover band singer as new frontman

    03/26/2008 6:35:13 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 34 replies · 744+ views
    NME ^ | 12-06-2007
    Legendary rockers Journey have hired a Filipino fan to front the band after parting ways with Jeff Scott Soto earlier this year. The band discovered Arnel Pineda, from Quezon City in the Philippines via YouTube, when they saw footage of him singing Journey songs in his homeland with his band The Zoo. Original frontman Steve Perry was replaced in 1998 with Steve Augeri who was forced to leave the band due to health problems. But Pineda almost missed his dream job after initially assuming emails from guitarist Neal Schon were a hoax. “My friend Noel picked up the message on...
  • A Sea-Change Election? (Hurl 'em if ya got 'em!)

    03/15/2008 8:22:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,059+ views
    The Nation ^ | from the March 31, 2008 issue | Robert L. Borosage
    The increasing vitriol of the Democratic presidential WrestleMania shouldn't distract from the opportunity before progressives. The election this year has the potential to be not simply a change election but a sea-change election, one that marks the end of the conservative era that has dominated our politics for nearly three decades. It could be the progressive equivalent of the conservative triumph of 1980. In 1980 Ronald Reagan, the self-described "movement conservative," took the White House from incumbent Jimmy Carter while Republicans picked up thirty-four seats in the House and gained control of the Senate, sweeping out liberal stalwarts like George...
  • Commodore 64 still loved after all these years

    12/07/2007 7:44:13 AM PST · by meowmeow · 65 replies · 248+ views
    CNN ^ | 7 December 2007 | By Peggy Mihelich
    Like a first love or a first car, a first computer can hold a special place in people's hearts. For millions of kids who grew up in the 1980s, that first computer was the Commodore 64. Twenty-five years later, that first brush with computer addiction is as strong as ever. Millions of Commmodore 64s were sold in the 1980s. "There was something magical about the C64," says Andreas Wallstrom of Stockholm, Sweden. He remembers the day he first laid eyes on his machine back in 1984. "My father brought it home together with a tape deck, a disk drive, a...
  • The Reagan Diaries (review)

    08/07/2007 6:51:18 AM PDT · by LS · 46 replies · 857+ views
    self | 8/7/07 | LS
    Tulane historian Douglas Brinkley has provided the first extended look at Ronald Reagan's personal diaries ("The Reagan Diaries" HarperCollins, 2007). He makes clear this is not the entire edited collection, which is being prepared separately, but just a sample---if a large one running 680 pp. He also alerts the reader that perhaps the first genuine, reliable biography of Reagan is forthcoming by former advisor Martin Anderson and his wife, which is reassuring after the debacle of "Dutch" by Edmond Morris. Several themes stand out. First, any notion that any of the liberal journalists ever had that Reagan was lazy evaporate...