I tend to do that when a new Mario or Zelda game comes out... ill spend a few days before playing all the old games in chronological order! And i have the Zelda and Mario tv show on dvd...yes i have two 42 inch 1080p tvs in one room so i can double dose on either Mario or Zelda! And i will play alot of 80s music on my computer...
Your smile shines, while your heart rots... I see right through you...
Post by Psicosis Auto Theft on Dec 26, 2010 23:23:35 GMT -5
I had one full day but it didn't really have anything to do completely with popular entertainment items.
I had a some years ago a day where I randomly met up with guy friend who I hadn't seen since the early 90's, he was a singer in a local Alternative Rock bar band and he wasn't too different from the way he was back then and he looked about same, very little aging really.
I had nothing to do all day so I went over to his house and he showed me a VHS videotape of him in concert and I remember being at that show. I could even see myself (when I had a full head of hair, really skinny and different eyeglasses) at times bouncing around in the crowd.
Then this young 20-something friend of his came over and we went downstairs and did some jamming on the guitars and drums. We played some old sounding generic Blues, experimental psychodelic Rock and a really really long version of "She's Got the Jack" by AC/DC. That was fun.
Then we went back upstairs and plugged in an old Nintendo console and played a hockey game called "Blades of Steel". I was beating the crap out my older friend and I was getting the impression that it was making him quite pissed off so I suggusted we stop playing and go out to get something to eat.
We walked a few blocks to this shopping mall I hadn't been to since the late 80's. From the moment I went into the mall I was blown away by how much this shopping mall has changed. The food court was now on the opposite side the mall than it used to be and they no longer had a multiplex movie theatre there. To think the last time I was at this mall I could smoke a cigarette in there and no one would batt an eye. The young 20 years old guy couldn't believe how much the shopping mall he said he's been going to since he himself was child has changed and how much cooler things it had like video game arcade rooms and record/tape cassette stores. The mall was sad because almost half the spaces for stores were unoccupied and that was not the case when I was a teenager. I guess people really did have alot more money to spread around back then.
After we finished eating and chit chatting we went to this pretty dead nightclub just a few addresses away and the dee-jay there was playing nothing but 80's/90's dance pop music. I never realized how banal Debbie Gibson songs really were and I jokingly hit the empty dance floor when "Girl, You Know It's True" by Milli Vanilli came through the nightclub speakers.
Myself doing this attracted these two young raver girls to come over and dance wth me. They would laugh at me at how I was able to copy the way Milli Vanilli used to dance in their rock videos. After the song ended we went over to talk with my guy friends at our table. One of the girls was wearing a yellow baseball cap that commemorated the 1984 Pope John Paul II visit to my fair city. Ironic because she didn't look like she cared much for christianity.
Later on I then reminisced about seeing DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince in concert once and everyone (except for my older guy friend, with age, he knew better) at the table said "WOW! That's SO cool!" but inactuality it wasn't cool at all. Back then rap didn't sound too good live in concert especially in the outdoor football stadium where it was. Will Smith was having the hardest time trying to get the crowd into the show and it was like most people there really showed up to hear only one song and after that nobody really cared. There was no curtain call or huge audience applause (except for the one song nearly everyone showed up for). Will Smith just thanked the crowd and left the stage saying we'll see you next time (which I'm unsure if there was a next time). Imagine if all those people that day at the stadium show could have seen 10 to 15 years into the future.
As we left the nightclub I could hear the dee-jay, who must have been bored out of his skull, play "Jump" by Van Halen to which myself and my older guy friend yelled out in glee, pumping our fists in the air while the two young raver girls asked us "What band plays this song? Are they new?" After we walked the young girls safely to this closeby bus stop we split off and I don't think anything retro-related happened after that.
Well other than that long much more interactive retro story I've had relaxing days going on the You-Tube and watching nothing but 80's rock videos, WWF wrestling and those 1960's Spider-Man cartoons.
Yeppers. I spent the last couple of hours watching some Memphis Wrestling from 1981, and earlier today I was listening to some Trio Hellenique from 1965. I'm clueless about what tv shows are popular nowadays and could care less about today's music.