Monday, October 12, 2009

1983 was a strange and beautiful year

Strange new moment, Aids was still a whisper, David Bowie was making his move into movies, David Sylvian was there (where is he now?),

As was Annie Lennox,

and Steve Jobs

So was the threat of nuclear annihlation. In fact this was the year many of us saw Helen Caldicott's film, released in 1982. The film was so disturbing I recall driving around in circles in the west end of Vancouver until a car appeared out of nowhere landing like a dart on the hood of my car, then a black 1968 Valiant with a candy red interior.

But Talking Heads released Speaking in Tongues, and one of the great songs of the 80s:
Talking Heads - Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place)

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and of course, there was Michael
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Jordan said...

David Sylvian's new album came out last month. If you get the chance, listen to "Snow White in Appalachia" and "Emily Dickinson" back to back.

Lemon Hound said...

Interesting, couldn't find it on iTunes, but here is part of one...

Ross Brighton said...

I still listen to Dali's Car (David and Peter Murphy) from time to time. Not a bad record, that one.

Michael Kelleher, Buffalo, NY said...

I was just last night watching 1983's "Valley Girl," starring Nicholas Cage and featuring performances by the Plimsouls (A MIllion Miles Away) and Josie Cotton (Johnny, Are You Queer?), not to mention what was probably the U.S. introduction of Modern English's "I Melt With You" on the soundtrack.