Go ahead, make fun of me for being stuck, pop-culturally, in the 1980s. Other people have, plenty of times.
But dammit, I love the decade in which I grew up. The music, the clothes, the movies, the TV, all of it. (Well, not all of it. I’m still not sure what the hell Depeche Mode was all about.)
Today, two items that show I’m not the only one who loved the Reagan years:
First, I present to you the first-ever Phil Collins Day parade, held in my beloved home state of New York. Why have a Phil Collins Day, and a parade to boot? Ask Heather Feather, the organizer of the thing (guessing that wasn’t the name on her birth certificate). She actually has a great reason for starting Phil day, if you click the link.
Besides, Phil was awesome. I know it’s unfashionable to say now, but I loved his music. “In the Air Tonight,” “Another Day in Paradise,” and of course, “A Groovy Kind of Love,” which I’m listening to on iTunes as I type this.
Here’s footage of the Phil parade, an event I totally would’ve attended if I lived in NY:
**And second, here’s Topher Grace, Anna Faris and some other celebrity friends in a four-minute video homage (God I love that word, “homage”) to the 80s, all set to the tune of the ’80s classic, “Don’t You Want Me.” Sadly, I think I missed 1 or 2 of the 80s references in the video. I am hanging my head in shame.
But this video is fantastic.