1970s Nostalgia2020-12-01T08:58:44-07:00

PAUL MATTHEW CARR

1970s Nostalgia

Jupiter is Far Out: NASA Image of the Day

This image is made up of two things I really enjoy: Space stuff and psychedelic art. And not since the final section of 2001: A Space Odyssey has the two been blended so well together! In all seriousness, this is pretty clever. Some groovy artist/graphic designer/free-spirit individual not tied down by the restraints placed on them by the Man realized that the images coming back from the Juno spacecraft looked

By |July 20th, 2021|

Brain Salad Surgery: Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Difficult Beauty

Brain Salad Surgery is the fourth studio album from prog-rock supergroup Emerson, Lake, & Palmer and is arguably their most well-known. The reason for its notoriety can be boiled down to two things: an unbelievably catchy radio hit and some stunning cover art by H.R. Giger. There’s more to the album of course, but in the non-prog-loving world, I bet those are the things that stand out. The album

By |July 6th, 2021|

The Blood Elevator: Its Meaning & Symbol

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is hard to explain. I’ve often wondered why this is. The scene itself only lasts twenty-six seconds.  Danny, a young boy,

By |October 31st, 2020|

A Brief Discussion About Cults in the 1970s

In the 1970s satanic cults were everywhere. Or at least that’s what popular culture would have you believe. In apartment complexes, suburban planned communities, quiet rural towns – somewhere lurking beneath the all-too-normal exterior was a sinister group ready to induct you – or worse, your child -  into the worship of the devil. Typically it was a handsome leader tucked away in a secluded mountain retreat or hiding deep

By |October 23rd, 2019|

The decade taste forgot. I have a deep, abiding love of things from the 1970s. I love the movies, the TV, the comics, literature, and (for the most part) the music. Hell I even love the whole aesthetic – polyester, avocado green appliances, bell-bottoms, and carpet so deep you need a machete to make your way from the Barcalounger to the TV.


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