Tag Archives: 80s

The Genesis 2014 Remikeifications

“Can’t I just call it ‘audio restorations’ or something sane?” you’re probably wondering.  Why not be megalomaniacal about it?  I am quite awesome at it.  And one day – one day – I shall have me a tropical volcanic island lair/headquarters with the volcanic mountain carved into the shape of my head.  One day. But […]

The remikeification of Genesis shall commence…

Well, I’ve plowed my way through all of those 2007 remixed Genesis albums I talked about a while ago.  If you don’t know what I mean when I talk about Mikeification, read that post.  It’s audio editing.  Do I sense?  Not mind. Now that I’ve actually listened to all those albums in their remixed form, […]

Mikeification wins again!

I’ve babbled before about what I call “Mikeification” – which is essentially audio restoration.  I use an audio editor to modify the music I listen to so that it sounds more pleasing to my ears.  I’m not talking about mashing it up with something else, or adding dope beats.  No, primarily I take my old […]

Ensure Pizza Dumping Envy

The title of this blog post is brought to you by automated means. I’m grumpy and cranky and listening to Italian disco songs from the late 70s and early 80s.  I work for people who are crooked liars.  But now I’m bringing you down.  Sorry about that. Anyway, there is absolutely no reason for me […]

The Story of Chicago – Book I

I’m digging very much the groovy sounds made pre-1975 by this formerly fine band.  And I think it’s a crying shame that their earlier reputation for making adventurous, jazz-influenced rock has been sullied and beaten and eventually run over by a fleet of fucking limousines by none other than the exact same band in the […]

You remember ol’ Croydon, eh?

The Mikeification of Jimmy Hendrix continues apace. Begin the thawing of Jim Nabors! Yeah… something like that. I have a long weekend!  Hooray!  I booked Friday off!  Hooray!  I have a fucking cold!  Hooray! And I have a fever too.  When I get fevers, I get a stupid amount of stuff done.  I’ve read volumes […]

Song of the Day – “I Wanna Make The World Turn Around” By Steve Miller Band

More 80s!  And… lord help us all… KENNY FUCKING G!!!!! So… I know what you’re thinking.  How does that spindly little greasy-haired bastard have anything to do with good music? I’m thinking the same thing too.  But the sax solo in this song was done by a then relatively unknown Kenny G. Did you know […]

Song of the Day – “Too Many of My Yesterdays” by Peter Hammill

Just a dude and a piano. This pic came up for a Google image search of “dude” and “piano”.  So here it is. I’ve become quite fond of Mr. Hammill’s solo music, and I even like (most) of his 80s stuff.  Some of it is bland 80s pop, but at least he didn’t have entirely […]

Windows “Security” rant

Windows started life as a stand-alone workstation OS.  Which is fine, if you don’t want any of that “networking” stuff bogging you down.  Back in the 80s, when Bill Gates was actually writing code alongside his Microsoft cohorts, and when Max Headroom stuttered his way into our hearts… No one wanted or needed to connect […]

Song of the Day – “Surf and Slam” by Suicidal Tendencies

A transition from Skatepunk to Surfpunk is done with ease and grace, I gather. Now, as I have diligently collected a link for you to watch the video, I noticed that the album cover reminds me of what a fucking coked out spaz their bass player was on this album. Thats’ him on the right.  […]

Song of the Day – “Tunnel of Love” by Dire Straits

So I just read my new comic… for the first time actually just reading it for fun, and not proofreading and looking for things to fix and things I need to change… and HOLY CRAP do I ever like it!  Wow, it’s like someone drew exactly what I wanted to see! So goes the statement […]

Song of the Day – “Mexican Radio” by Wall of Voodoo

Let’s try to write a Song of the Day post and forget that my head feels like it’s going to burst open!  Yay! Today the weather changed drastically here.  It went from early Spring pleasant to fucking South Pole blizzard in about an hour.  And my head feels bad. :( But never mind that.  Here […]

Song of the Day – “We’ve Got a Bigger Problem Now” by Dead Kennedys

First version Album version This is a song about Ronald Reagan… mostly.  For those of you not old enough to know who Ronald Reagan was, he was a B-Movie actor.  He was also a douchebag supreme. Also, a real prick.  But he was physically strong.               Anyway, Dead Kennedys […]

Song of the Day – “King’s Cross” by Pet Shop Boys

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Today’s “Song of the Day” post is about…. Sorry, I have to make a childish joke first. “Dong of the Gay”. Heh.  Derp. Okay, this post is about how sheltered and naive I used to be.  When I was growing up, my parents were very strict about everything.  […]

Song of the Day – “Big Trouble” by David Lee Roth

You gotta love this guy.  THAT’S AN ORDER!!! If you don’t feel like reading my prattle, my twaddle, my blabber, my chatter today, just check out this link: http://geaky.com/262-David-Lee-Roth-SoundBoard.html While all the children are playing at the above link, I shall now gather the responsible adults around me, and we shall rationally discuss the merits […]

Song of the Day – “Serenade” by Steve Miller Band

Paddington Bear fucking LOVES this song! No wait… that’s MARMALADE he likes. Onward. But first… isn’t the world of Winnie the Pooh a little ridiculous? This is more like it. Anyway, this song really takes me back.  Back in 1992, when I started listening to “Classic Rock”, Steve Miller was among the first artists to […]

So I found that song…

AAAAAAH!!!  MAKE IT STOP!!!!! Those god damned 80s!  The only good thing I can say about this video is that it has brief scenes of ladies dancing robot style.  I can say lots of bad things about it. Let’s talk about what Ms. Slick is saying, shall we?  As I was telling my friend Keizo […]

Song of the Day – “Third Week in the Chelsea” by Jefferson Airplane

Hippie dreams, the passage of time, changing of seasons, and the inevitability of aging. Weariness. This song is one of a few that made me want to get a blog and yap about em.  Yap. Bark, even.  For that (Bark) is the title of an album released in 1971.  An album released by Jefferson Airplane.  […]

8-bit computing power OVERLOAD!!!

Today – between bouts of doing laundry, working on FembotWiki and wishing I had more time off – I loaded up my Commodore 64 emulator and played a bit (several hours) of Questron. Back when I was a young lad, my Father bought me and my brothers a Commodore 64. It was the first computer […]

Song of the Day – “Dodo / Lurker” by Genesis

Ah… the 80s.  I think it was inevitable that  all those great bands from the 70s looked around at each other in the 80s and said “Well, we’ve got all this great new recording technology.  Recordings can sound better than they ever have.  New advances in even stereo equipment and vinyl pressing can make everything […]