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01 SEPTEMBER 2017

Truth In Advertising: Guerrilla Art in Santa Cruz 1980-1985

"The photographs in this exhibit are of actual altered billboards that appeared on the streets of Santa Cruz, California from 1980 to 1985. The photographs have been adjusted for brightness, contrast, and parallax, but no content changes were made.

The billboards were made over by a clandestine network of midnight billboard editors operating under the name of Truth In Advertising, or TIA for short.

This exhibit of their historic work was first presented in 2007 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. The exhibit is made up of 12 billboards presented in the order in which they appeared on the streets of Santa Cruz. The sequence also tells the story of Truth in Advertising, and documents publicity and commentary."

(Bob Stayton)

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1980sactivismadadvertising billboardsadvertising hijackingappropriation practicesbillboardbillboard bandit • Bob Stayton • brandalismcritical cultural hijackingculture jammingdetournement publicitaireguerrilla artguerrilla tacticsmedia hijacking • media reinterpretation • re-purposerecombinatory practiceridicule • Santa Cruz • transformative works • Truth in Advertising (TIA) • William Board (pseudonym)

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Simon Perkins
16 MARCH 2016

British television series 'Database': How to send an 'E mail' in 1984

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1980s1984BBC MicroBritish television seriesCommodore 64 • Commodore VIC-20 • computer agecomputer historycomputing history • Database (TV series 1984) • Dragon 32 • Dragon 64 • early adopterearly computer-eraforerunnerhome computerinformation ageInternet • Jane Ashton • Julian Green • Micronet • modem • online server • Pat Green • personal computerprecursor technology • press telephone • Prestel • Prestel MicroComputing • rotary telephone • telecommunicationstelephonetelevisionThames TelevisionTV seriesUK • UK Post Office • VIC-20 • Videotex • Viewdata technology • ZX SpectrumZX81

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Simon Perkins
09 MARCH 2016

Swedish TV Documentary: New Order 'The Story Of Blue Monday'

"I år är det 30 år sen New Order släppte Blue Monday. I Hitlåtens historia berättas det om hur New Order reste sig ur en personlig tragedi och med Blue Monday tog ett slutgiltigt kliv från rock till dansmusik. Låten är en modern klassiker men också en stilstudie i bandbråk, klantigheter och hur man kan slå försäljningsrekord och samtidigt gå med förlust

Många låtar vill kallas klassiker och banbrytande. Få förtjänar det på riktigt. Men New Orders Blue Monday klarar alla testen. Den lät som ljudet av framtiden när den släpptes. Och 30 år senare har den fortfarande inte passerat bäst-före-datum.

Blue Monday är också ljudet av ett band som hittar sig själva. Tre år tidigare spelade medlemmarna i New Order i Joy Division. Men när sångaren Ian Curtis tog livet av sig 1980 fick Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook och Stephen Morris starta om. Det skulle till ett publikupplopp för att få dom att hitta sin egen identitet.

Med Blue Monday byggde inte bara New Order helt nya instrument. De byggde en bro mellan rocken och dansmusiken. Men om New Order gjorde alla rätt i studion, gick desto mer fel utanför. Blue Monday har ett av musikhistoriens mest mytomspunna omslag. Bland annat för att det sägs ha varit så dyrt att tillverka att skivan gick med förlust.

Och sen många år tillbaka är New Order ett splittrat band efter ett infekterat bråk. Men i Hitlåtens historia pratar samtliga medlemmar om Blue Monday, en av musikvärldens piggaste 30-åringar.

Måndag 16 december 22.15 i SVT2 och SVT Play"

(SVT.se)

[2013 Sveriges Television (Swedish television) documentary about the seminal New Order single 'Blue Monday'.]

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12 inch cover • 12 inch vinyl LP1980s2013Bernard Sumner • Blue Monday • dance music • Donna Summer • drum machineelectronic musicfloppy disk • Gillian Gilbert • Joy DivisionManchesterMichael Jacksonmusic • musical influences • New OrdernightclubPeter HookPeter Savilleseminal worksStephen Morris • Sveriges Television • Swedish television • television documentary • The Hacienda • Tony Wilsontv documentary

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Simon Perkins
15 FEBRUARY 2015

1980s television commercial for Westpac Bank, Australia

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1980sadadvertisement designAustraliabank • banking • cinematographycolour tintfilm editing • incomplete sentences • quick cutsselective focus • sentence fragments • shallow depth of fieldshallow focustelevision advertisement • television commercial • TVCWestpacWestpac Bank • Westpac Banking Corporation

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Simon Perkins
05 AUGUST 2014

How we made the pop song 19 by Paul Hardcastle

"Then, one night, I was watching TV and happened to tape a documentary–it was ABC's Vietnam Requiem–about the war. When I watched it back, what struck me was how young the soldiers were: the documentary said their average age was 19. I was out having fun in pubs and clubs when I was 19, not being shoved into jungles and shot at. One line–'None of them received a hero's welcome'–really struck a chord. When the soldiers came home, people wondered what had happened to the smiling kids who went out there. What did they expect if they'd been through that shit?

I started messing around and adding music to the narrative. The main sound was electro–I was hugely into Afrika Bambaataa at the time–but I added a bit of jazz and a nice melody. I used an Emu Emulator, an early type of sampler that had a two–second limit when it came to doing samples. That's why the hook was 'N–n–n–nineteen'. It was the only bit of the narrative that made sense in two seconds."

(Interviews by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 24 September 2012)

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19 (song) • 1980s1985Afrika Bambaataa • anti-war message • audio collageaudio samplesaverage age • British musician • critical commentary • crowd noise • dance musicdestructiondriving beat • Emu Emulator • interview dialogue • Mike Oldfield • military bugle call • news report • nineteen • North America • Paul Hardcastle • Peter Thomas • post-traumatic stress disorder • processed speech • remixsampled musicsamplessoldierspoken-word samplingstutter effect • top selling single • United States Armed Forcesveteran • Vietnam Requiem (1984) • Vietnam warwaryoung men

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Simon Perkins
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