1980s nostalgia (personal)

25 November, 2016 at 17:16 | Posted in Varia | 1 Comment

My youngest — born in 1999 — asked me the other day what kind of music her dad listened to back in the swinging 80s. So here, Linnea, is a little taste of paternal nostalgia:


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  1. It might be worthwhile also trying to explain to your daughter the cultural backdrop of growing up in the Reagan-Brezhnev era, dancing to songs about the end of civilization, not in an remote abstract sense, but in an immediate, powerless, let’s-hope-there’s-still-a-world-left-when-we-graduate sense:

    There’s a kind of unreality today looking back on a time when launch-on-warning mutually-assured destruction was the accepted state of people’s lives, even on the dance floor.
    What is it they say, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it?

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