Culture

UK Soccer Sponsorships in the 80s

Throughout the last three decades, sponsorship in soccer has grown. In the ’90s most teams had sponsors on the front of their shirts but as the 2000s progressed and moved into the 2010s, teams filled free space on their shirts with companies
September 15, 2023

Khe Sanh.

I left my heart to the sappers round Khe SanhAnd I sold my soul with my cigarettes to the black market manI’ve had the Vietnam cold turkeyFrom the ocean to the Silver CityAnd it’s only other vets could understand. I first met
June 12, 2024

Heads Up.

It’s school summer holidays in the early seventies and half a dozen adolescent boys from the sleepy suburbs are getting bored and looking for things to do. One of the crew spots that an up and coming jazz fusion band is playing
May 31, 2024

Pure Dead Gallus

Paul Fitzpatrick: May 2024 It would appear that the Germans have a word for everything – whilst we’d say that someone is ‘reveling in another person’s misery‘, they’d simply call it schadenfreude, the literal translation being harm-joy. When we say that a
May 24, 2024

How to Preserve Your 80s Collectibles

All of your 80s collectibles are priceless treasures that you want to hold onto, but how do you ensure that they stay safe so that you can show them off to the next generation? Some of those books, board games, toys, and
May 16, 2024

A Survey of ’80s Hobbies and Collectibles

During the 1980s, our lives were much simpler yet filling the voids of our day could be challenging.  Much like our present era, we could only endure toys and electronics for a period of time before our attention span waned. Having a
April 29, 2024

Get Your Kicks!

I’m turning 66 and I feel like a good route !! Now that I’ve grabbed your attention and the dry retching has hopefully abated, let me explain. I am, of course, referring to the 1946 Bobby Troup song Route 66. A rhythm
April 29, 2024

Boyz n the Hood

Paul Fitzpatrick: May 2024 The word ‘GANG’ can mean two very different things as confirmed by the Cambridge dictionary. ‘A group of young people, especially men, who spend time together, often fighting with other groups and behaving badly’Or‘A group of friends’ When
April 26, 2024

    Time Keeps on Slipping, into the Future… As I write this, it has been six months today that we lost our dear friend, beloved ’80s expert, founder, and whom I considered as my brother, Jason Gross.  There’s not a day
April 25, 2024

Blaes ‘n’ Sad Loos.

(Following on from Colin & Robert’s school-related posts from the past couple of days, John Allan offers up a slightly different take with his memories.) 😉 _____ It must be written in some ancient Glasgow City charter that all children should receive
April 17, 2024

’70s High School, ‘frew my eyes.

Colin’s recent post about what he learned at Secondary School set me thinking … and yes, I too did actually learn some stuff – though not necessarily all academic in nature. First thing I should say, is I’m way younger than Colin!
April 16, 2024
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