Monday, 19 October 2009
HERE I will attempt to show that the 1970s was one of the most culturally varied and creative periods of human history.
This was against a back-drop of gloom and doom (as outlined in Part One of this article published last year).
As I stated last year, to condense all of this down to an Abba wig, an afro or an Elvis Las Vegas costume is appalling! Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it”
This resonates with the famous dictum: that history is written by the victors.
In a conflict, Read the rest of this entry »
Sunday, 10 August 2008
By way of an example, I recently saw a club poster promoting something they called a “70s night”, where people were encouraged to come dressed up in long collared shirts, bell bottom trousers and platform shoes, the music was to be Abba, the Bee Gees and the Jackson Five!
If Disco and ‘Saturday Night Fever’ did not define or represent the decade, then what did?
That is the question that I will try to answer. Read the rest of this entry »
Sunday, 19 August 2007
‘MIAMI VICE’ has been incredibly significant. It was not merely a TV show; it changed the world, yet it remains relatively unheard of these days. I think it is high time this TV show got the credit for the massive cultural impact it has had ever since. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday, 21 July 2007
This is clearly a problem; something seems to have gone wrong — and I suspect it has something to do with selling products.
Take pop music for example, and compare this with an earlier time. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday, 12 May 2007
THE music business is all but dead.
It didn’t really last all that long either — but it lasted a lot longer than anyone thought it would.
Although few will shed tears at its passing, as far as I can ascertain, the global music recording business began with a man crying! Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday, 3 February 2007
ENTERTAINMENT is supposed to be fun, isn’t it? So where did it all go wrong?
I was recently amazed to discover that it is a copyright infringement to rip a CD that you own so that you can listen to it on an MP3 player. I just DARE the authorities to come and get me for this!
This is a moan about how much time and money I have been forced to spend over the years, and now, looking back, I don’t see that it was worthwhile; I seem to have given far more than I have received. It has been a struggle to keep up with technology: better quality, better formats, and so it has been going, until recently things have started to DIE — goodbye to the videocassette, cheerio to the floppy disc.