Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Night Fluff: The Fixx

Being a former 80's teenager, I can't help but love this song from The Fixx. Check out the size of the cell phone! lol And, yes, seeing Cy Curnin (the lead singer) still sends a tingle up my leg. Happy weekend all!!!


Fredd said...

I've seen toasters smaller than that cell phone. And yes, I recall this video was popular in the mid 80's, back when MTV was only playing videos and not porn. Ah, those were the days.

Back when I thought a Commodore 64 computer was the bees knees.

At Least I Got Chicken said...

I miss the 80's. It was a great time to be young. Great movies, great music, great presidents. Kinda makes you want to hop in your DeLorean and go back in time:)

Amusing Bunni said...

That was a cool blast from the past, B & G!
I hope you are enjoying the weekend, even
if you have to work. Give 'em Hell!

blackandgoldfan said...

Fredd: I remember scheduling my after-school agenda around MTV. It's a real shame that it's gone to crap the way they have.

Remember Atari Joystick Thumb? I suffered from that after hours of Missile Command. :-)

blackandgoldfan said...

Chicken: It was totally awesome! How I wish I could take my son (you know which one) back to that time. He would love it!

blackandgoldfan said...

Bunni: It was cool! I've been working my ASS off this weekend. Not a lot of time to enjoy much of anything. But I am most DEFINITELY giving them hell!!! As it stands now, about half the staff wants to quit because they're being made to work. With an unemployment rate of over 11%, I don't think there would be much of a problem finding replacements if they don't want to do the work. Great weekend, sweetie!!!

Fredd said...

Missile Command: I never played the home version with the joystick, I was an addict of the arcade version, where there were buttons for launcing the missles and a roller ball for the placement: 25 cents per shot, I went broke trying to get good at that game.

MTV: for the first few years, I was in my 20's, and had used all of my dough the army gave me to go buy a killer stereo at the PX, music was my world. And MTV played all the good stuff, like your Fixx video above, along with Def Leppard, Madonna (back when she was only a slighly offensive tart, and before she became a completely offensive slut), and lots of Van Halen. The original VJ's were Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson and Martha Quinn. It was great, and formatted much like Kasey Kasem's Top 40 countdown (no I'm really dating myself). Then it went porno, and I quit watching it, maybe 15 years ago, maybe more.

Anonymous said...

I have heard of these guys, but got them confused with The Cure, and... who were the guys that did... shit I don't remember hahaha. No wonder I'm not familiar with these bands as they are around my age. Pop and rock stars are usually ten to fifteen years older than their audience. This was around the time we got rid of that miserable SOB Carter and put Reagan in office. I stopped playing in bands, bought my first house because the interest rates were finally lower, and continued to invest in properties... you know, I grew up! ;)

And MTV was on the air for nine or ten years before I saw it for the first time.

blackandgoldfan said...

Fredd: I used to love the show "Remote Control" on MTV. Now it's just trash.

I thought the "M" stood for "music".

blackandgoldfan said...

William: You missed the good stuff back then. I was a young girl with big hair and designer jeans when MTV hit the airwaves. I now wish that I had cared more about the way my country was going than whether Duran Duran was coming to Pittsburgh.

Anonymous said...

Finally, the name of the band I couldn't remember earlier, just came to me. The were called, The Clash.

"William: You missed the good stuff back then."

It must have been fun Denise, and I did hear a lot of 80's music from my car radio. But once Ronaldus became president, I "got it(!)" That is I got the green light to get out there to work towards solvency. The last time I worked for anyone was back in the 80's. Not bad for a son of an electrician! Of course working for the "gubmint" NEVER occurred to me. ;)

But here is a bit of irony: Last summer, I stopped at a watering hole I hadn't been to in eons. Wondering back to the patio, there was a little jam session going on, and somebody handed their guitar to me. You know, one of those, "this mofo back in the day could play his ass off... blah blah blah." But rather than break into old Allman Brothers, Jethro Tull, or Yes tunes, out of the blue I started playing a medley of Duran Duran's, "Rio," and "Hungry Like A Wolf." I have ABSOLUTELY no idea how that came about! This raised some eyebrows and funny looks from the old guard, but some twenty somethings got a big kick out of it, as did the forty somethings. Of course I was obliged to play the older tunes as well, later on.

Fredd said...

William: funny how you can mix bands up going way back. I remember the Cure and their hit "Friday I'm in Love." And yes, they sounded virtually identical to the Clash.

Duran Duran - I loved those guys when they first came out with 'Hungry Like the Wolf,' and at the time I had just purchased a new fangled 'Laser Disc' Player in 1983, you know the ones with a disc that was about 14" in diameter, but was the forerunner of the DVD. I bought Duran Duran's disc with all the video hits on it and watched at least 100 times, while the audio blasted through my four HPM speakers that were each the size of small refridgerators.

Ah, those were the days.