I, like Vanessa Mc Awesome, love the 80's. To me the 80's symbolise a reason to douse on over the top make up, squeeze into ridiculous (but brilliant) outfits, flaunt patterns and colours that usually if combined would have you parting people in a crowd like Moses parted the red sea, and give you an excuse to let your inner dancing queen light up the dance floor.
So, for my introductory post i've created a picture montage of some iconic trends that, as Calvin Harris so funkely sang, were acceptable in the 80's.
Big hair. Now these guys are tough. They wear metal chains, are obviously dangerous with their styling products, and their make-up says,' AIDS; i'll karate-kick you in the face'.
Certain trends of 80's culture appear to be making a resurgence within our current pop-culture. But you must ask yourself, what happens to a person when they adopt bad aspects of 80's culture into their identity...
Kate Bush is one of my biggest lady loves. I'll leave her for Julia to serve up deliciously for you, but what an amazing spectacle of originality, beauty and talent. She's incredible.
'Oh you'll never believe it! I'm an alien that looks like a crazy mix between an ant-eater and a bee hive!'
I'm not sure if it's just me but Alf is just about the stupidest looking puppet i've ever seen. Every time i see his ugly, crazy face i get all giggly and silly. Oh man, he cracks me up. Not quite as much as this next guy does though...
I googled the TV show 'Super Friends', to stick a picture here and talk about the crazy lame show, but then i found this one of Vanessa and i at her 80's movie themed party and think it speaks for Super Friends enough.
And now here are some of my favourite tunes from our number one decade, that were acceptable in the 80's and i think are still acceptable at this time...
Modern Love- David Bowie
Temptation- New Order
Graceland- Paul Simon
Ask- The Smiths
Pur- Cocteau Twins
Atmosphere- Joy Division
German Film Star- The Passions