Showing posts with label 1984. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1984. Show all posts

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Game Covers - Cuthbert Enters the Tombs of Doom (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

In the year of 6502 BC, I JESMON HYS, a natyve of ye far away city of Nodion, dyscovered ye ancient tombs of Ledromica, some three decaydes pasts, whilst on a trek through ye rich pastures of TATSECLUS.  I entered into the tombs and from thence I spent many years exploring the myriad of chambers and gained much knowledge as to ye ways.  ye promises of great unimaginable treasures and ye straynge inhabitants of ye many coloured caverns.  From ye many carvings and scriptings on ye walls I have come to know of an even greater goal.  It would seem that somewhere in ye tombs was a temple, dedicated to ye worship of Rah.  Anyone reaching this temple would be given a gift far greater than any treasure!!  Alas I am now but an olde man, too slow of brain and frail of body to continue my quest.  My notes herewithe should help ye, my successor, in reaching a far away goal. There is much to know and many skills to master before thee should enter ye great tombs.

May the force be with ye.

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Sunday, April 02, 2017

Songs that remind me of my childhood Number 41 - Dancing Girls (Nik Kershaw)

Another S.T.R.M.O.M.C. to make up for a lack of them over the past year.  As I've probably mentioned before in a previous post, my sister was a massive fan of Nik Kershaw, and quite often when I was a small child in the mid 80s I would be able to hear his tunes coming through the wall between our two bedrooms.  At the time, I was not a fan but over the years I've grown to really like his music.

Whenever I listen to Dancing Girls, I have a vivid memory of helping my sister write a "Nik Kershaw" lyrics program on our Commodore Plus 4 computer in BASIC, a programme I still have stored on one of hundreds of old cassettes to this day, named "Nik 16"

Coincidently released exactly 33 years ago on this day - April 2nd 1984, (gosh, 33 years ago - I feel old), Dancing Girls was a single from his excellent "Human Racing" album and peaked in the UK charts at No. 13 around the same time as classic favourites of mine such as Queen's "I Want To Break Free", Depeche Mode's "People are People" and Blancemange's "Don't Tell Me"

Enjoy this classic example of mid 80's synth-pop


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Songs that remind me of my childhood Number 33 - Like To Get To Know You Well (Howard Jones)

Well, its about time I had another classic from 80's legend Howard Jones simply because a) it's a bloody fantastic song, and b) it will always remind me of playing on my Commodore 64 in my bedroom, and my sister would be listening to Howard Jones (amongst many others) in the room next door.
Released back in 1984, I still wonder to this day why this song never reached any higher than number 4 in the UK charts (even Agadoo by Black Lace got higher around the same time!)  Oh well, no accounting for taste.
Enjoy this gem from good ol' HoJo.  Even the video is sooooooo 1980's.  Love it!