Rock N Roll Fridays – 80s

1. MADNESS: OUR HOUSE … “I remember way back then when everything was true and when we would have such a very good time, and such a fine time, a happy time”….
What is a funny memory of a parent, sibling or guardian in your childhood home?

Once my brother drew a triangle on the wall outside of his bedroom and told me “This is a sign. It means no girls allowed”  It stayed on the wall until it got painted again. I kind of wish that my dad didn’t paint over it because it was just so funny.

2. MEN WITHOUT HATS: SAFETY DANCE … “We can dance if we want to, we’ve got all your life and mine…as long as we abuse it, never gonna lose it, everything will work out right”…
What activity did you do that would be considered dangerous or reckless?

Nothing that I can think of.

3. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD: RELAX … “But shoot it in the right direction, making it your intention…live those dreams, scheme those schemes, got to hit me, hit me, hit me with those laser beams”…
What was your dream job and what did you actually wind up doing?

My dream job is to run an online magazine. Which, this blog, kind of is. Just… less structured lol my paying job is as a software engineer.

4. MODERN ENGLISH: I MELT WITH YOU … “I’ll stop the world and melt with you…you’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time, there’s nothing you and I won’t do…I’ll stop the world and melt with you”…
What is the most romantic getaway you have taken?

Never been on a romantic getaway.

5. THOMAS DOLBY: BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE … “I don’t believe it! She’s tidied up again and I can’t find anything!All my tubes and wires, and careful notes”…
What valuable item have you lost?

My brothers bought me a space pen… I lost it within like a week.  It wasn’t all that valuable but I usually don’t lose things so 5 years later I’m still kind of annoyed that I lost it!

6. DEVO: WHIP IT … “Crack that whip, give the past the slip, step on a crack, break your momma’s back”…
Were you spanked as a child? How were you punished?

Yes. Spanked and/or sent to my room. I remember screaming “CAN I COME DOWN NOWWWWWWWWW” from my room… or if I was feeling brave, the top of the stairs.

7. ANIMOTION: OBSESSION … “You are an obsession, You’re my obsession, who do you want me to be to make you sleep with me?” …
What is the oddest thing you ever did to get someone to like you?

I can’t recall, though I am sure there was probably many things.

8. TOMMY 2-TONE: 867-5309 JENNY JENNY … “Jenny Jenny who can I turn to? You give me something I can hold onto..I know you think I’m like the others before, who saw your name and number on the wall” …
Who do you regret giving your phone number to?

There was this one kid a few years back… he did eventually stop calling without me needing to change my number though so I guess that was ok.

9. KAJAGOOGOO: TOO SHY … “Modern medicine falls short of your complaints, ooh, try a little harder, you’re moving in circles wont you dilate? Baby try”…
What is your favorite medicine or drug?

uhhh.  I used to like the taste of dimetapp as a kid – but they changed the formula.  But not to the point that I’d take it if i wasn’t sick. I’m also a fan of Nyquil’s powers to knock me out when I’m feeling icky.

10. GARY NUMAN: CARS … “Here in my car, I feel safest of all, I can lock all my doors, it’s the only way to live, in cars”…
What was /is your favorite car?

VW Jetta. But I hear they have lots of issues so I own a Toyota Rav 4.

11. THE GO-GOS: OUR LIPS ARE SEALED … “Can you hear them? They talk about us, telling lies, well that’s no surprise” …
What is the worst lie or rumor anyone ever told about you?

Oh man. Let’s just.. not even get in to that. I don’t want to think about it – there are many but remembering brings me back to a bad place.

12. DURAN DURAN: HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF … “In touch with the ground, I’m on the hunt I’m after you, smell like I sound, I’m lost in a crowd, And I’m hungry like the wolf” …
What food do you crave so much you would brave a long line or travel a far distance to get it?

I love the dipping sauce of the sweet potato fries at Bobby’s Burger Palace at the casino.  I’ve never gone JUST for the fries, but I do tend to make it a habit to stop there when I go. (Though I havent stopped the last couple times because I overdid it the time before lol)

13. JOAN JETT: I LOVE ROCK N ROLL … “I saw him dancing there by the record machine. I knew he must have been about 17. The beat was goin’ strong, playin’ my favorite song” …
What was the last song you paid to hear on a jukebox?

Whenever I see a Hanson song on a jukebox I have to play it. Although the last time I saw a jukebox was probably several years ago.  I’d love to get a jukebox when I have my own place that I can load all (or most) of my CDs in… or even somehow hook my iTunes up to it.  That would be cool!

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