1980s

30 years is a long, long time in technology. Give a bunch of kids one of the UK's first mobile phones from the 1980s and
And your curiously satisfying video of the day is... this one! Remember how Daft Punk's disco-style 'Get Lucky' fitted perfectly
Renata, the instructor, is easily identifiable in with her gaudy Lycra leggings. There are about 15 of us sat on the mats. The group is predominantly female though a handful of guys are dotted around and there is a range of abilities from first-timers like moi, to weekly devotees.
It was the early 1980s, and I was in my late teens. There were many certainties at that time - Nelson Mandela would never
1950s These fellas are doing their daily dose of rhythmic exercise, according to the narrator. But don't be fooled, he says
By the 1980's, mainstream American rock music had moved far away from the protest and revolution of the 1960s and was more concerned with sex, drugs, partying and having a good time. All the time. Hey it was the 80s so it was allowed, apparently.
Apparently 60% of men would consider being a stay at home dad. I find that men who were raised by strong career women have more respect for equality than those who weren't. I have friends who have shared six months each of maternity/paternity leave and friends who will argue that it should be a mother's responsibility. In a progressive society, nothing beats equality.
Sam is five - and his mother Lori is, by her own admission, obsessed with the 1980s. Sam's first drawing inspired by the
What were we dancing to back then? Talking Heads' Life During Wartime and Kraftwerk's Computer Love. It sums up a lot. What was I trying to do? To be a composer, musician, artist. To make records like a band or producer would, in the studio but also to be a composer like Stravinsky and Philip Glass - whatever that meant.
Remember when festive TV adverts weren't all about gothic weirdness or emotional manipulation? In short: remember when they