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24 AUGUST 2017

Everything Is Terrible: a celebration of 80s retro cheesiness

"Everything Is Terrible! is the internet sensation video collective responsible for some of this millennium's most intriguing and mind melting videos. From Yogi Ogi Dogi, the creepy yoga farmer, to Cat Massage to Pubic Hair Dying to the Yellow Dino who hunts pedophiles; for 7 years EIT! has mined the absurd VHS universe for the best/worst bits. Every video is original and fantastic media art that creates a window into America's hidden past and future!"

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80s televisionabsurdAmerican popular cultureaural treasurebad tastecheesyclipscollection of video clipscultural history • dredge up • earnestness • Everything Is Terrible • exercise videos • hidden past • infomercials • kitschmelangemovie clipnaivety • over-earnestness • popular culture • postmodern masterwork • PSAretroretro cheesiness • terrible footage • VHSvideo archivevideo collection • video collective • web video • workout videos

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Simon Perkins
08 NOVEMBER 2012

Max Headroom: an anarchic and irreverent cybernetic protagonist

"Max Headroom was one of the most innovative science fiction series ever produced for American television, an ambitious attempt to build upon the cyberpunk movement in science fiction literature. The character of Max Headroom, the series's unlikely cybernetic protagonist, was originally introduced in a 1984 British television movie, produced by Peter Wagg, and starring Canadian actor Matt Frewer. ABC brought the series to American television in March 1987, refilming the original movie as a pilot but recasting most of the secondary roles. The ABC series attracted critical acclaim and a cult following, but only lasted for fourteen episodes. The anarchic and irreverent Max went on to become an advertising spokesman for Coca–Cola and to host his own talk show on the Cinemax cable network."

(The Museum of Broadcast Communications)

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1980s198780s television • American television • anarchicBlade Runner (1982)Bruce SterlingCoca-Colacomputer animation • cult following • cyberneticcyberpunk • cyberpunk movement • cyberspace • irreverent • Matt Frewer • Max Headroom • Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsNeuromancer • Pat Cadigan • Peter Wagg • Rudy Ruckerscience fiction literaturescience fiction television series • telefilm • televisiontelevision series • The Road Warrior • TVWilliam Gibson

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Simon Perkins
26 JULY 2009

Rockschool Volume 3: Funk, Reggae & New Music

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198580s televisionbass playerBBC Two • Bernard Edwards • Bootsy Collins • Chic (band) • chord inversions • dance music • Deirdre Cartwright • down beat • downbeat • drummerelectric bass • funk • funk music • Geoff Nicholls • Graham Central Station • Henry Thomas • how to play music • Larry Graham • music composition • music technique • musicians • musicianship • Nile Rodgers • PBS • pentatonic scales • performance technique • playing music • playing technique • practical musicianship • Rockschool (TV) • slapping technique • Sly and the Family Stone • television seriesTV series

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Simon Perkins
13 JULY 2008

The Love Connection: 1980s dating game hosted by Chuck Woolery

"Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Love Connection was an American television game show, hosted by Chuck Woolery. In the show, singles attempted to connect with a compatible partner in what was a reversed and modernized variant of The Dating Game. I say reversed, because instead of the whole point of the show being the meeting which would lead to the date, in Love Connection, they had already had the date and you get to see the after effects."
(The Retroist, 15 February 2012)

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1980s1983199480s televisionbachelorbacheloretteblind date • Chuck Woolery • dating • dating show • game showidentity performanceimpression management • Love Connection • mulletpersonal informationprofile imagerelationshipsretro cheesinessromanceromantic relationshipsself-disclosure • shoulder pads • social interactionstudio audiencetelevision • The Dating Game • two and two

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Simon Perkins
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