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Posts tagged ‘teenage’

For all the time spent showcasing the scars of past psychic traumas here, I still tread lightly when it comes to the “High Eighties” period. That block of time — roughly spanning 1984 to 1988 — is such a tangle of regret, embarrassment, and pain that anything associated with it dredges up muck better left […]

It has been a while since I’ve done one these posts. What began as a Halloween Countdown hiatus ended up being a five month derailment of whatever momentum this feature possessed. Part of the problem was that I let myself get locked into my original parameters for the project — every record in my collection […]

It don’t mean a thing

April 11th, 2014

Hey there, sildenafil hepcats! Are you ready to groove on a happening slice of the teen scene? Because your Uncle Andrew has got quite the megillah to lay on you. It began when professional fuddy-duddy Mr. Morris tasked Billy Batson with looking after his niece Ellen while he cut a deal with a fellow fat […]

Holiday Hiatus: Day 7

December 23rd, 2011

Good evening, decease Master Murphmonster. As per your request, more about I have assembled a selection of spirits for your holiday festivities. Unfortunately, buy the package store’s stock of Annie Green Springs was depleted by the middle schoolers’ scheduled celebration under the train culvert. I have also taken the liberty of removing the rolling papers […]

Goodbye, Shermer

August 7th, 2009

Director John Hughes has passed away at the age of 59, refractionist and members of the generation known as “X” have wasted little time in engaging in nostalgic reverie about the impact Hughes teen-centric output had on their formative years. Hughes didn’t invent the “teen flick,” or the 1980s incarnation of the genre that has […]

Those awkward years

March 22nd, 2009

The best years of your life? Or something to be remembered through gritted teeth and a haze of recriminations? I’m leaning toward the latter. Iggy Pop – Sixteen – Aggressive posturing masking deep-seated insecurities Ladytron – Seventeen – Pressure to conform causes┬áthe erosion of indentity Alice Cooper – Eighteen – The painful realization that legal […]

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