Were we having fun yet? We were. I'm not sure where the 80s stand in the popular imagination right now - the internet culture is often set by people who were kids in the 90s and early Oughts, and have no feeling for the 80s, no knowledge of what made them different from the 70s. They may even romanticize the 70s, the way people do when a decade sufficiently removed seems absolved of its errors.

I was 20 through 31 during the Technical Eighties - 1980 through 1989, Dec. 1st - so I experienced them as a callow youth and a slightly less callow adult. They began with dread and ended with a different sort of dread. In between? I had more fun than I thought I was actually having. Or so it seems now.

This is a new site for 2019; we'll start 1986 catalogue. Three per week. The rest of the links on the left don't do much. Yet. Although "Music" might. Take a chance.