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  1. Submitted for your approval, an interesting 1980's instrumental gem from Windham Hill's house band, Montreux. Press PLAY to float on New Age velvet clouds. (Probably better than and more legal than MJ, eh?;)
  2. I had a "plastic/fantastic" Fisher boombox with detachable speakers that sounded...meh. But "Techmoan" has been sent "for his consideration" a 1980's boombox with something extra. What does this otherwise-ordinary looking "component boombox" have that makes it special? Press PLAY for the reason for your next eBay search. (Christmas may be short on Chinese junk, so start searching NOW!;)
  3. And now for something completely different. Do you remember "Tipper Gore"? "PMRC"? No? Take a seat in the Wayback machine and set it to 1985. Will Rock (Glam Rock, in this cae) be shut down by Congress? Twisted Sister: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
  4. I'd set the Windows 10 Goove Music Player to "random." and this "Live at Red Rocks" track came up. The official video invokes the 1970's, but since I was doing something else in the 1980's, this "first seen on MTV" version comes to mind. Where/Who/What were you with when "Your Wildest Dreams" was on the radio or MTV?
  5. I was looking at Drachinfel's posts about warships and came across a full length Japanese Anime movie with subtitles! This isn't a light-hearted school story, but a "Tom Clancy"-level drama about The Cold War years. I imagine that this world is what "Orange Julius Caesar" misses. So, will the space-based ICBM defense system work "when the missiles fly"? Stay tuned for messages from what's left of civilization...
  6. You are the swingin' owner of "Romp and Stomp" platform shoe store, and need to entertain the customers while keeping your sales staff from going bonkers over repeated Muzak background music. What is a "Go Go 80's" dude (Or dudette) to do? Place a call to AEI Music and your problems will be over, in four hour slices. "Techmoan" looks at how a less-than-C 120 Compact Cassette can play (somewhat) better than Muzak over a four hour span. Sorry, no puppets today, but a fascinating look at 4 track cassette playback head skulduggery and the proper use of Audacity with a Sony Walkman Professional. "Should any of your Impossible..." Oops, wrong tape!
  7. An unspooling Videocasette, fuzzy video on the TV, and another competitor in the home video market. Techmoan has unleashed the first of a two part look at JVC and Thorn-EMI's attempt to bring digital audio and video to the world. 1982 was supposed to be the year when VHD was going to march over Philips' Laser Disk system, but a little thing called the CD derailed the first part of the revolution. Would JVC and Thorn-EMI succeed where Philips and RCA hadn't? Read on and see how interactive video was going to change the world!
  8. It's 1980, and your at-home stereo headphones won't stay in place as you go about Jogging, walking the dog, or mowing the lawn. What to do? There's an answer to this problem, the wonderful "Bone Fone." which channels radio through your body instead of speakers. "Techmoan" takes a look at the "bone conduction" AM/FM radio appliance for the young and mobile. Can this over-the-shoulder-and-around-the-neck audio device live up to the brochure's many claims ?
  9. Otokichi


    Another "behind the music/song" video about a swept-under-the-rug problem then...and now.
  10. Submitted for your approval, a 1980's Sony "compnent Boom Box"! This 15Kg (fully assembled) super bricks series did have a carrying handle, but only "Ahnold" could hoist it/carry it around on his shoulder. This is the first in planned series on "Boom Boxes/ Ghetto Blaster" radio/tape/EQ/phonograph all-in-ones. My old Fisher unit is more basic (no autoreverse tape p;layer) and plastic to boot, but it did the job back in the day. Did you own (or wishe you could own) such an "eater of batteries" radio/tape unit?
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM64ajfq6jM&t=17s Submitted for yoiur approval, a short vlog from "Techmoan" about a "wall mounted FM radio." This looks like a Heathkit-level electronics kit project/conversation piece or a "solution in search of a problem. Would you believe that a (somewhat) improved version arrived in the U.S. under the "AC-Delco" brand?;)
  12. And now for something completely different. There's not a word said, but themes and variations fly as "fiddlers go wild"!;)
  13. The days are getting longer and hotter out here. Is it Spring yet in your region? It's a sunny Friday afternoon out the door, just in time for the weekend...
  14. Techmoan has resurrected another audio/video format from the late 1980's for your consideration. Imagine a CD-size disk that has three (count them, 3!) digital music tracks AND analog video content! This dual format/speed system required special equipment to play everything and cost way too much for the target youth market. So this "mixed format" disc died a swift death, with MPEG 1 VCD getting all the attention...in Asia. Then there's the dreaded "Laser rot" syndrome that first bedeviled LaserVision/Laserdisc owners. It's a long, strange trip from there to DVD...
  15. It's early September, and there's been no wind all day. The hot August nights spill over into the next month. And now for a spirited cover of "September Gurls" to cool things off... Big Star's 1974 non-hit (?)
  16. A very disturbing instrumental from the 1980's! What wordless masterpiece stirs your passions and inhabits your memories?
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