Sunday, February 13, 2005

It's a Love/Hate Thing

The NYTimes mentioned that We Hate the 80s:

In Baltimore, for example, Benn Ray, the co-owner of an independent bookstore, Atomic Books, has started up a regular "I Hate the 80's" party to mock the trend.

"The 80's nostalgia was starting to roll in, and I was like, 'Wait a minute! Did you people actually listen to the same decade I did? You had eight years of Reagan. There was cocaine everywhere. There were yuppies. We were oppressed by this whole notion of baby boomers trying to cash out." At past parties, attended by people wearing parachute pants and Members Only jackets, local bands performed their most hated 80's memories on Casio keyboards, which they promptly demolished at the end of their set. "One year," he recalled, "a performer called Evil Pappy Twin played Van Halen covers on a classical Renaissance lute."


Our 5th I Hate the 80s Night coming in May!

4 comments:

Quev said...

Wait -- Evil Pappy Twin: did I tell you that I used to sing with Dawn Culbertson (aka Evil Pappy) shortly before she died? I can't remember if we talked about that or not.

Rachel said...

I don't think so!

prettyminotaur said...

this is a wonderful media hit. the pr maven in me is jealous. but it's awesome!

Quev said...

I met Dawn through the early-American singing thing I do. It was, like, a year before I found out that she was a composer and heavy metal lutenist. She was one-of-a-kind.