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

PAUL MATTHEW CARR

1970s Nostalgia

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|

Oh Japan! Part 1: Cartoons (70s Nostalgia)

In the 1970s cartoons from Japan were a relatively rare thing. It may hard to believe in this era of streaming services, internet access and a multitude of channels that anime options were few and far between in the US, but it’s true I tell ya! In fact I’m guessing that most of the people at the time never knew of or even heard the term anime as a

By |August 6th, 2018|

Can You Dig It? (or why on earth am I nostalgic for the 1970s?)

The 1970s was a time of unparalleled growth and prosperity that brought forth a cultural and artistic renaissance that still influences our society to this day. Everything I just said is verifiably untrue, a blatant lie. But that is the beauty of nostalgia, the past is made perfect not by the truth of a thing but rather by how we choose to remember it. Still the 70s is a tough

By |August 4th, 2018|

Things I Like: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World

This post was originally published on February 25, 2015  If you’re reading this and you are wondering who Jack Kirby is you obviously don’t read comics. Kirby is one of the most influential artists and creators in the genre, ever. In fact I would go so far as to say a huge swath of the history of comics since the 1960s has been an attempt to emulate or a reaction

By |August 26th, 2017|

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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