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So sober and decent

The eighties were full of sober and decent characters, so charming and elegant, never out of their place. In every day’s life, in music, in the movies, always regular and reliable people. And exactly 30 years ago you could go and see these regular people in some movie. One of them for example was named Rocky Balboa,

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Somehow mystic

Simple Minds – Sanctify yourself

“Sanctify yourself” represents, in my opinion, a sort of manifest of what Simple Minds were between 1985 and 1986. Probably not their purest period, but definitely their most successful period in terms of sales. Looking at the tile, maybe Jim Kerr did not really respect the commandments,

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This is life too!

Talk Talk – Life’s what you make it

“Life’s what you make it” is definitely a song with a great title. And it is surely great song, even after more than 30 years. I didn’t like the video, I must say, insects, animals… but some may like it as well!

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White nights

A beautiful movie of #30yrsago, early 1986. Featuring russian dancer Mikhail Barishnikov, and it was about a russina dancer looking to expatriate, then he happens to be in New York and actually has the chance to do it but… will it be safe? The soundtrack was by Phil Collins.

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Farewell Glenn

Dear friends, I just happened to know that another symbol of the 80s and of pop music just left us today: Glenn Frey, founder and lead guitar of Eagles, the famous riff of Hotel California. He was not really a frontman, always a step behind, but wrote songs for many people,

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The shooting star

Suddenly appears at one side of the sky with a song… and few months later gets out of the other side of the sky with a different song. No, we’re not talking about shhoting stars, we are talking about Feargal Sharkey!

#quotefromthe80s
You little dream
You little nightmare
You little nothing
You little girl

#youlittlethief
#feargalsharkey

Hits: 605

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It’s alright

OK, Christmas season is over, got to get back to work, thirty years ago we were back to school… but at the end we can say that it’s alright. And, exactly thirty years ago they were saying it too… take it easy, be yourself tonight!

#quotefromthe80s
And I’ll be (The ticking of your clock)
And I’ll be (The numbers on your watch)
And I’ll be (Your hands to stop the time)
I’ll even be your danger sign

#eurythmics
#itsalright

Hits: 505

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The path of life

It’s never easy to find one’s life path, in 2016 as in 1986, when music began its slow turn towards the sounds of the nineties. But Dire Straits always found clearly their path of life… I mean, their walk of life, that entered the charts in these very days 30 years ago!

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Happy 1986

1986 was beginning in these very days with a lot of great music a some new faces. I remeber first these American guys who got their name form a joke of another band, Weather Report, who once started to say Mr. This, Mr. That, and so on… just like the old joke “Who plays first base?”

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