I was thinking yesterday about how everything is cyclical. Case in point, I have a pair of print leggings that are currently in my clothing rotation that I first wore in San Francisco in 1991. That was 21 years ago, and viola, they are in again. (Or at least I think they are anyway.)
And music? Well, yes, music is cyclical as well.
I think we may be headed back to the 1980s. Do you remember the launch of MTV? I'm pretty sure Central PA was in my basement with my brother and me when it first aired in Baltimore. We turned that dial 'remote,' which in reality was hooked by a cord to the cable box, and loved what we saw! Radio killed the video star? Nina Blackwood? Mark Goodman? Those weird PhD and Bowie videos? We couldn't get enough. It was 1981.
In my opinion, though, 80s music is some of the worst around. What a crappy decade to be 12 - 22 years old, from a musical standpoint. No wonder I loved the Dead so much, there was so much other crap, much of it overly electronic and piped in, and, well, non-musical.
BUT, something weird is going on with me. It hit me yesterday. I am starting to re-live 80s music.
Yesterday while driving home, still without a decent CD in my car, I was hopping to hear one of two songs no the radio, both of which I realized have a total 80s vibe:
HA! And I thought the song sounded 80s? Get a load of that video! She is a combo of Cyndi Lauper (side hair, gloves), Stevie Nicks (tambourine), and maybe even a little Annie Lennox.
I also really like the popular Gotye song:
This video could be 1983, right? Kind-of scary but weirdly compelling. Seems like 80s technology too -- ooh, look at the paint application seeded up?!
Is it just me?