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

PAUL MATTHEW CARR

1970s Nostalgia

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|

A Funny Story Involving a Portable TV in the 1970s

Do you want to hear a funny story? Not exactly but something like this. When I was a youngster way back in the 1970s my family owned a portable TV. It was bulky and kinda heavy and a little awkward to carry from place to place, but it had a handle on the top and you could carry it from place to place fulfilling the requirement of being

By |September 15th, 2019|

Quick Thought: Is Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings Brilliant or Bad?

I recently re-watched Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings (and mean really recently – like 10 minutes ago) and as I sat blinking at my screen as the credits rolled I thought to myself…was that good? Seriously, I’m not sure. Is Bakshi's 1978 adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings brilliant or just bad? So I fired up my laptop and decided to just throw my

By |June 25th, 2019|

Horse with No Name: A Shining Beacon of Mediocrity for the Ages

I work in a place that plays canned music on the loudspeaker all day. To be fair there is a decent amount of variety (although at the time I write this, in mid-December, there is nothing but Christmas music. But that’s another article) a mix of current pop songs and classic rock. But there are several songs that play in heavy rotation – at least once a day and sometimes

By |December 15th, 2018|

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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