Tag Archives: 1980s

Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I see Eddie Murphy’s “Delirious” has recently been added to Netflix Instant. I watched part of it and was struck by the bit you see above, which occurs right at the start of the performance. You … Continue reading

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At Action Park

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I was tickled to see some reminiscences of Action Park show up in my Facebook feed this morning. Do any UR readers remember Action Park? You probably┬áneed to┬áhave grown up in the New York/New Jersey area … Continue reading

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“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: Those of us who grew up in the 1980s probably have fond memories of this song, and the movie it came from: John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club. The original 1985 recording, by Scottish New-Wave band Simple Minds, … Continue reading

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