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    Default Fly your Freak Flag High: 80s music

    I'm unfurling mine first.

    I went to the greatest show in a small venue recently: Information Society (meh), but then....

    Howard Jones!
    and
    Erasure! (At least Andy Bell and a new guy).

    That's right, AND: Two musical orgasms from the glory days of my life playing in succession.
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    "Things Can Only Get Better"

    One of my all times favorites. Love Howard Jones!
    \"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.\" Anne of Green Gables



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    Just saw Erasure last year at the Hollywood Palladium. They were just as good live as I remember. Great show! I'm an 80's and 90's music kinda girl.

    We go to A LOT of shows. Hubs used to be in the music industry so we hit up tons of local stuff, small and large, retro and new stuff. Since we are in SoCal, there are shows every week if we want them (but I'm old now and get tired... LOL). Mostly old school punk scene so all the ones you could google and name. My favs are always X and Bad Religion. Always great live.



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    Quote Originally Posted by UlysMom View Post
    My favs are always X and Bad Religion. Always great live.
    You know about Greg Graffin's other academic side, right? Good times there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    You know about Greg Graffin's other academic side, right? Good times there.
    He's a genius! I had thought about auditing some of his classes at UCLA. I should have.



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    I can recite every word to the Humpty Dance (does that count it was a 1990?)
    and Bust a Move.
    “While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” Mark Twain


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeezix View Post
    "Things Can Only Get Better"

    One of my all times favorites. Love Howard Jones!
    Then and now, Howard Jones has been known for his commitment to "customer service." He gives a good show that is audience-centric.

    He hits that great balance of sticking close enough to his recorded music that his fans' expectations are met. But he also rifs on stage. You know you are seeing him live, but you aren't watching while some jammer goes on in his own world with a solo for 20 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UlysMom View Post
    He's a genius! I have thought about auditing some of his classes at UCLA.
    Meh, I wouldn't call him a genius. At least his dissertation wasn't "Holy crap! No one has ever thought of that before!" as pieces of work in the history of science goes. But what a cool guy living large in two big careers. I don't know what is more recent modern academic work is like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    Meh, I wouldn't call him a genius. At least his dissertation wasn't "Holy crap! No one has ever thought of that before!" as pieces of work in the history of science goes. But what a cool guy living large in two big careers. I don't know what is more recent modern academic work is like.
    LOL, I was being a little facetious. But I have listened to some of his lectures and found them pretty interesting. I love the idea of a punk rocker professor. It's almost the antithesis of punk rock, which in and of itself makes it very punk rock. I know, sometimes my brain hurts itself...



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    ^^^

    Good thing Greg Graffin's brain doesn't hurt itself doing both Punk and Paleontology. (Before the PhD, I think he did that.)

    Back OT:

    Also, we need

    Thompson Twins
    Yaz
    Annie Lennox

    Don't you think?


    Definitely Yaz.
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    Anyone else in for a little bit of Joe Jackson?
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    Platinum Blonde played at our local fair last year. I realized I knew more of the words to the songs than I thought.



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    Adam Ant.
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    The Motels
    The Clash
    And yeah, definitely Yaz
    New Order
    Echo and the Bunnymen

    **JoZ emits huge nostalgic sigh, but the trip to Memory Lane is pretty short... all this stuff is in current rotation on my iPhone!**
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    Did you know that if you say the word "GULLIBLE" really softly, it sounds like "ORANGES"?


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    The Knotted Pony

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    Also, we need

    Thompson Twins
    Yaz
    Annie Lennox

    Don't you think?


    Definitely Yaz.
    DEFINITELY YAZ!!!

    You bring me right back to my twenties :-) I completely forgot that I saw Erasure in England in 1986 or 87 . . . they are still one of my favorite bands!

    Adore the Clash.

    One of my favorite bands in college was Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, or OMD.

    How about "Don't You Want Me Baby" by The Human League, which in my mind epitomizes the 80's!


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    Oingo Boingo. All time favorite. Farewell show at the Irvine Amphitheater is still my favorite show ever.


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    I saw them at the Weenie Roast! With the Violent Femmes, Green Day, Counting Crows, and.... James. Who is the most startling dancer I have ever seen.
    The Knotted Pony

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    In 1994, that is.
    The Knotted Pony

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    Quote Originally Posted by UlysMom View Post
    Oingo Boingo. All time favorite. Farewell show at the Irvine Amphitheater is still my favorite show ever.
    ^ This. I have said that if "Dead Man's Party" is not played at my memorial service that I will come back and haunt everyone!
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