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Nostalgia - John C. Kirk

Mar. 11th, 2006

03:29 pm - Nostalgia

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Here's a good website for children of the 80s:
http://www.randomrant.co.uk/
I've just been reading through the Random Reviews, which are very funny. How can you go wrong with the Mr T Celebriduck?

And here's my latest cunning business plan: have a music station that plays old theme tunes! Think about it: you get various TV/radio stations that favour particular genres, e.g. Magic might say "This weekend is all power ballads". And you get the nostalgia programs, e.g. "100 greatest kids TV shows". And you also get albums collecting theme tunes from old TV shows, like this one. So, put them all together, and what do you have? Exactly! Arguably this might work better on a radio station than a TV station, but they do all have "built in" videos, so that shouldn't be a major problem. And I can't see copyright being a huge problem. This could work in much the same way as the existing stations, where you request your favourite. I'd happily hop to that channel to kill time while cooking or whatever.

So, who's with me on this?

If there was a TV/radio station that played back to back theme tunes, would you watch/listen?

Hell yes!
3(37.5%)
Hell no!
5(62.5%)


(Minor confession: I started down this train of thought while searching on iTunes for "David Hasselhoff sings the Baywatch theme tune".)

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From:pozorvlak
Date:March 11th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
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I remember the film Demolition Man having an ad-jingle radio station as a throwaway gag... a much underrated movie, btw. Sandra Bullock showed such promise in it, it's a shame she spent the next ten years making pointless chick-flicks :-(
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From:johnckirk
Date:March 11th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Ah yes, I'd forgotten about that. It's been a while since I saw that film, but it was quite good, and I sometimes find myself thinking back to it when I hear about proposed legislation. ("Anything that's not good for you is therefore bad, and therefore illegal.")

As for Sandra Bullock, I liked lots of the films she went on to make (particularly "While You Were Sleeping"), and for that matter the "chick flick" genre in general. Mind you, I've heard some good things about "Crash" (in the context of "critically acclaimed" rather than "I know people who've seen it"), and that sounds like a departure from her other roles. I thought she was ok in "The Net" too (not a chick flick, but not a particularly good film either).
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From:gaspodog
Date:March 11th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Minor confession...

Understatement :-)
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From:johnckirk
Date:March 11th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I was hoping to sneak that one in under the radar :)
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From:sammoore
Date:March 11th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
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(Minor confession: I started down this train of thought while searching on iTunes for "David Hasselhoff sings the Baywatch theme tune".)
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I assume that as a Hastelbader fanboi you will have seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN4irN97yYw

Sam
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From:johnckirk
Date:March 11th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
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I hadn't, but thank you for the link - that is a great video :) And honestly, if I had the chance to see him in concert (e.g. in Germany), I'd probably go...
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From:sammoore
Date:March 11th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Exactly the same reason I went to see





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From:johnckirk
Date:March 11th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
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Heh - they were a good group (as per my previous posts on their music videos), so I can't argue with that :)
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