These are the things I've written that are tagged "1980s"

City Pop Radio

23 January 2018

Van Paugam has been putting out these awesome mixtapes of 1980s Japanese City Pop, and now there’s a 24/7 streaming channel. It’s hard to argue with that pitch: Travel back in time through the haze of memories that aren’t your own, and melodies frozen in a particular place in history.

VHS Distributor Logos

23 January 2018

An excellent collection for your Tuesday blues. Ray sez: After seeing them all together, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that this could have been the Dribbble popular page about 5-6 years ago. I totally see it, yeah.

This Isn’t Pop: When Video Game Music Inspired By Popular Music Is A Little Too Inspired

22 February 2009

This is a post carried-over from the blog archives on philnelson.name, my previous site. Video games have a long and storied history of borrowing heavily from popular music. This post will be updated with samples as I get them suggested to me, which you can do using the information above this post. In each case […]

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