I’ve been digging Blank on Blank, an animated videos series from PBS where they take interviews of artists and interesting people from a range of sources — you can send one in — and animate them in a rough and charming style. Here’s an early interview with the Beastie Boys from 1985, when they were …
Tag Archives: 1980s
At the show
Jude and I had a brilliant time at the Madonna show last night.
I’ve mentioned before my affinity for clothing sold by Banana Republic back when it sold things that someone might conceivably wear in a banana republic, or perhaps import from one. Lately I’ve rediscovered and been wearing another old skool BR item: my set of ox horn bracelets.
The Weekend Dress, circa 1986
In the late 1980s, I was a big fan of Banana Republic. Actually, I’ve bought items from Banana Republic many times since then, but the Banana Republic of today is very different from the Banana Republic of then. It used to be that Banana Republic was more of a catalog experience, where the catalogs were …
Hair so big it could block out the sun
I’ve been invited to a birthday party next month, the theme of which is "1980s Prom." The theme was chosen because Ann, the birthday girl, was born in April 1984. I didn’t go to my senior prom — prom dates were hard to come by in my all-girls school, but I wasn’t inclined to attend …