Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Rockies

Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark In a year of seemingly unending ups and downs, 2016 held one of my personal and professional high points. I was granted an in-person interview with two of my all-time musical heroes, Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Best […]

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ThURGHsday! #7 – Oingo Boingo

URGH! A Music War was probably my introduction to Oingo Boingo: “Ain’t This The Life” But I would hear their music here & there in early 80’s movies like Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Surf II, and the “Squeezit the Moocher” segment from Forbidden Zone. (Trivia Nugget: I had a college radio show named “The Forbidden […]

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1985 – Best year for music, ever?

The other day, I found myself wanting to hear some Psychedelic Furs, so I put on Mirror Moves (1984) and I tweeted about it. That led somehow to me listening to The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder (1985), which in turn led me to listen to OMD’s Crush (1985). Naturally, Listen Like Thieves (1985) by INXS and The Cure’s The Head […]

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Missing R.E.M. Already

NOTE: this post is free from R.E.M. song title puns. Read on with confidence. I once said I would only own two R.E.M. albums, Murmur and Dead Letter Office. I expanded that to include Eponymous when that was released because “it had all the songs I liked from the other albums”, and is still one […]

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