Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Happy New Year 2018! ~ 01 January 2018
Posted on 12/31/2017 5:05:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
Here! More good stuff tonight.
only 5 hours and 55 minutes more of 2017 left for me, then it’s 2018.
Here's to health and happiness!
A toast to the New Year!
Peace and joy to all of us!
Prosperity and cheer!
Years come and go, some bad, some good.
New years provide the space,
Each to fill with what one would,
Windows onto grace.
Years come and go, yet still we toast
Each one, for each one seems
As though it were a new-found coast,
Rich with hope and dreams.
Good evening, Publius, and good to see you.
All settled in to welcome the new year?
Popular music tends toward periods of rapid change, followed by stasis and composting. The explosion of rock and roll in the mid-Fifties was followed by a period of stasis. Then the Beatles and two waves of the British Invasion returned rock to its roots and kicked off a period of revolutionary change. That was followed by a long period of stasis and composting.
After the Beatles, everyone was looking for an act that would propel music into another period of renewal. Alice Cooper? Elton John? The Bay City Rollers? The Knack? Michael Jackson? In the end, it would not be an act, but a medium, that would revolutionize music once again.
In 1981, MTV went on the air. That cable channel had a voracious appetite for video material, and acts that would have never gotten past a radio stations music director suddenly got air play due to the fact that the act had recorded a video. It opened up whole new areas of music and provided a school for future directors of TV commercials and movies.
Punk had been waiting in the wings in the Seventies as Disco rose and fell, and a New Wave sound was waiting for exposure. So was a new area of electronic music.
This tune had been penned by Jackie deShannon in 1974 as a ragtime tune. Kim Carnes producer gave it an techno sound whose foundation line was hypnotic. I didnt think much of the tune until I heard it under the influence of weed. Then it sounded beautiful, and it still sounds that way.
Bette Davis liked it so much that she sent Kim and Jackie letters thanking them for the song, and when it won a Grammy she sent them flowers. Now my grandson thinks Im famous, Bette wrote.
Smoked salmon, crusty French bread and champagne ready for midnight MST.
Good evening, Marine...ready for the new year?
Gotta be better than the end of this year.
I’ll PM you.
Disco may have died a well deserved death, but the club scene was still going strong. Dance music reigned supreme in 1982.
This was the uncensored video that MTV banned. But back in those days, the USA network had a weekend show called Night Flight that showed the videos that MTV wouldnt touch.
Just watched the video from your link. I'd probably half-seen it a hundred times over the years but I just now noticed how all the dancers in the audience were slapping each other in the face - over and over again. That just seems a little bit odd!
Happy New Year to everyone!
Have some yummies and champagne. Radio, tv, internet. The radio to play while the TV is down or on mute (laf). Love seeing the New Year’s celebration on the tv stations but never a fan of their music. Going back and forth with those and The Twilight Zone right now. Oh yes....and really glad to be here on FR to celebrate!
LOL...my sister said just TODAY that my beautiful Penny-The-Prancing-Pitbull has “Bette Davis Eyes”
I looked at penny and said...”Yeah...you’re RIGHT!”
2018 is almost here!! 7 and a half hours for me.
The choreographer needed something to accompany the electronic percussion. Slaps fit nicely.
Greetings to all at the Canteen!
To all our military men and women, past and present,
for your service!
HAPPY NEW YEAR KinA.
Thanks for all your hard work throughout this one.
Heavy metal, techno, punk and New Wave were all represented on the charts, thanks to MTV. One of the most interesting acts to come out of England was this band, whose lead singer would show amazing versatility over the years. The sense of menace and paranoia in this songs lyrics is remarkable.
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