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Thursday, February 15, 2018

RICK ASTLEY IS STILL TOURING!

Rick Astley 80s Music Memes

RICK ASTLEY 80s HEARTTHROB

Astley just had another birthday (he's like 58 now) but, you wouldn't know it! The guy is looking just as good as he did way back in the early 80s when he ran up the charts with his deep voice and his groovy melodies. His fashion sense was bang on too - with the sport coat and the deck shoes. Fast forward to 2018 and the guy still looks sharp.


Astley still touring in 2018!


Always hip with the fashion scene

He was the ultimate hipster - before hipster was even invented...just look at the thick rimmed glasses!


Rick has the thick glasses before the hipsters took them on.
His hipster boy-next door look and his ability to move with the latest social media trends has made Rick an internet sensation. If you are not familiar with the term 'rickrolling' you need to look it up...never mind, here is a rundown from wikipedia:

In 2007,[45] Astley became the subject of a viral Internet meme known as rickrolling. In this prank, Web users are tricked into seeing Rick Astley's video "Never Gonna Give You Up" when they follow a link that claims to be something else.[46] Views of this video on various websites are now in the hundreds of millions. The phenomenon became so popular that on 1 April 2008, YouTube pranked its users by making every single featured video on its front page a rickroll.[47]

Try it out next time you need to use a link

This is a good rickroll
Ah, Jean Luc has been rickrolled!

MORE RICK ASTLEY JOKES



Rick will never...








Don't trust a rickroll

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

FUNNY 80s MEMES

80s Music Memes - Very Funny

MORE LOL 1980s MEMEs

The eighties were a special time: great bands, kick-butt music....which is why it is now trendy and hip to claim you were around in that era. Even hipster punks try to lay claim to the 80s.


Being born in the 80s was always cool

 Rock in the late 70s and early 80s was just awesome. It really was. You had bands like Blondie, Heart, Rush, Van Halen, Helix, Foreigner, Nazareth...not only could they play, but, they looked really cool with their handlebar moustaches. They also had rockin' names. 


They may not have made it without a synthesizer player!

THE CURE FRONTMAN ROBERT SMITH


The CURE! One of the eighties-est of 80s bands. Especially for that melancolic teen. You know, come to think of it, Robert Smith may have invented TGIF. He did creat a version of it with Friday I'm in Love. Who wouldn't look forward to Friday if you are in love that day. I bet Robert would say to himself, thank god it's Friday...I'm about to be in love.

I prefer Friday as well


This looks exactly like my calendar. Except mine says 'snuggle kittens' every second Monday


Robert Y no smile?


I'm not 100% sure what disease The Cure was fighting - I'm thinking it was diabetes.

The prevention, that's a good one :)


Damn millenials

You know what else is pretty trendy nowadays - throwing an 80s party. I've had one and can say they are so much fun. You get out the old spandex pants, denim vests, mousse & hairspray and just go to town.


Pretty soon us original 80s partiers will be 80 - ouch!


Fun 80s Trivia Time 

We know the original name for Johnny Hates Jazz was the vastly inappropriate Johnny Hates J***. But, how well do you know the origins of other hit 80s bands?

Duran Duran's original name?


I like Duran Duran, but, LeBrun LeBrun would have worked too!

Quick quiz - why does that show Glee keep singing Journey songs? They are gonna run out soon! 


Damn Millenials!

We all know, and love, Tommy Tutones one hit wonder Jenny (867-5309), but, have you ever wondered what the heck the area code was? 


I think it should be a San Francisco area code!
 Name that singer: Who wanted you to Face On Him, Live like a refugee, Don't come around here no more, Stand up at the gates of hell, or Do him like that?


TOM PETTY

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

VAN HALEN MEMES - LOL WHILE RUNNING WITH THE DEVILS

VAN HALEN MEMES - Running with the Devil

FUNNY VAN HALEN MEMES

Being a super Van, er, Fan of Van Halen, I don't get the lyrics wrong. But, apparently some people do. Here is a popular missed lyric - Panama is often thought to be "Padded Bra". That doesn't even makes sense, "Panama" does...right?


Panama is confused with Padded Bra - meatheads!
Doesn't matter! I can see people mixing up 1984, the best album ever, with that book you had to read in high school - the book called 1984. I bet there are a lot of literary phd people thinking, why would Orwell name his book after a Van Halen album?!

Every teacher promotes both 1984s

I read the book while listening to the entire Van Halen catologue
I don't ever sing the lyrics wrong, but, sometimes I think Van Halen wasn't talking about love in that song Talkin' 'bout love. That might just be my mix up though. I think they might have been talking about their love of donuts?!


There is also some confusion around the actual make up of the band. There was the good Van Halen, with David Lee Roth. Then there was the other...I won't even say the word...with Sammy (who should have stuck to driving 55 and crashed into a tree instead of ruining the best band ever!!)

It's Ok Marcia, I'd dump a Hagar lover too!

Tell it like it is Joe

Also, don't be worried if you actually thought Van Halen ran with the devil. Turns out they don't even run. It was a metaphor.



Van Halen Runnin' with the Devil

They didn't actually run with the devil

Oh, and this is not a real guitar...it's a bass.

The bass player from VH, um, I can't remember his name. Jack or Danny maybe?

There is some truth with these memes. Like this one.


I haven't seen the movie in a while. That movie Joe Dirt. He likes Van Halen. But, I believe his parents went to a Boston concert and he got the mulley from there. But, don't quote me.


Oh, and Obi Wan did not join Van Halen. He may have worn spandex pants, but, I know for sure he did not join the band. Well, 90% sure.

Obi Wan was not their only hope - he would have been better than Sammy though

More VAN HALEN MEMES:

For some pretty cool pictures of the band jumping - http://80sthrowbackparty.blogspot.ca/2017/05/van-halen-jump.html

Monday, December 4, 2017

DAVID LEE ROTH | VAN HALEN FASHION

DAVID LEE ROTH FRONTMAN FOR VAN HALEN WAS A FASHION ICON


When you think fashion and 80s you've gotta have some pictures of David Lee Roth flashing through that old brain of yours.
I like how the girls coordinate with his suit.

The skin tight pants, often in a rainbow of neon colours.
Wow, that is what I call colourful!

Tassles and tassles to add movement to the fabrics.


What kind of fabric is that!?
 Stripes of all kinds. Maybe even some furried booties!


The whole crew was into full body matching suits - rock on !
  Or maybe you forgot about the booties and just remembered the tiger wear?


Roar before Katy Perry did it!


Not even sure how to describe this crotch protecting shirt.

The eyes, they travel...they follow the lines of the shirt. I can't help it!

I do appreciate his fancy white gloves...

Spandex suit with gloves. I bet he was sweatin.


Those gloves go with all kinds of outfits.

Now, that is more classy!

Even the lack of clothing was on trend at the time. As long as you were wearing a hat, right?

You know what they say about a big hat...

Personally, I still sport the muscle shirt with the cute saying on it.


But, David's fashion choices did have a practical purpose. Most of those outfits were stretchy, so he could jump and kick while performing to the songs.


Ouch!

The lack of shirt must have allowed DLR to open that diaphram and really sing those unforgettable lyrics and the oohs and aahs to go with them. 




Enough of David - check out some previous Van Halen Memes: http://80sthrowbackparty.blogspot.ca/2017/05/van-halen-dump.html




















Monday, November 27, 2017

CHRISTOPHER CROSS NOT KRIS KROSS

CHRIS CROSS NOT KRIS KROSS

Christopher Cross was that 80s singer of 'Sailing'...you know, "sailing, take me away...". It was labelled 'Adult Contemporary', but, for me it was still awesome. Don't trust labels I say.

Apparently 'sailing' was inspired, literally, by sailing trips Chris would go on with his teenage friend. He jokes that he could have written a song called "Bowling", if he had went bowling instead of sailing. Thank goodness for his sailboat wielding friend eh?

Cool guitar Christopher Cross

What I loved was in his Sailing video he wore that football jersey. Not as concerned about fashion as his 90s counterparts Kris Kross!

Kris Kross was that 90s hip hop kid duo with hits like Jump (Kris Kross 'll make ya Jump Jump!"), Warm it up Kris, I missed the Bus...yes, I had the cassette and almost wore the thing out playing it over and over and over on my burgundy ghettoblaster! 
Oh, and Kriss Kross also had a particular style -they wore their clothes backwards, that was kind of their thing. And, if you want an easy throwback 90s party costume idea - just wear clothes backwards and call yourself Chris.


Kris Kross style clothing - aka backwards


I know there is a decade in between Christopher Cross's debute into stardom (1980) and Kris Kross's hit debut album (1991), but, there still seems to be some confusion amongst those dang millennials.



Heck, even Chris Cross and Kris Kross get mixed up with Chris Columbus (not the movie director)!



I hate to admit it, but, I have more connection to Kriss Kross and their jumping, warming up, and missin' the bus. Sorry 80s fans I'm one of those damn GenXers (there's the labels again!)