Saturday, March 15, 2008

family portrait

hey everyone

well, Dad's been finding more pictures again!! here's a family portrait from the hedonistic, extravagant and most excellent eighties!!

i am not sure what the occasion was for this to be done, but how splendid that Mum & Dad did decide on it! exactly when was this taken? here memory does not serve me as well as it could. it looks like i am wearing a 2nd or 3rd year Nunthorpe School jumper in the back there, so it is most likely 1985 or 1986 at a push.

i dare say that most of you reading this site will know exactly who is who in the above picture, or could soon work it out from all other pictures posted!! i have no idea why the photographer decided to have me stand at the back, maybe it was to give a Dallas style look to it all!

speaking of Dallas, many of you are of a generation and of a place that would not know of the brilliance of the mid-80's. there were only four TV channels, so everyone watched the same thing (be it Dallas or similar), so the next day people actually had things to talk to each other about. music was of the highest quality, it was fun and it was the experience of the weekend to go to town and buy records. if we are talking 85/86, we are talking the era of Sigue Sigue Sputnik and the return of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, not to mention whatever 60's song was being used on the latest Levi jeans advert. Commodore 64 games were ever improving, some taking less than 15 minutes to load via tape. the news was full of Royal happiness, the miners strike at the iron rule of Thatcher. at the cinema, well, this would be around the time of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome i think, and if i am not mistaken classic films that all could enjoy, the kind that no one seems to make anymore - Back To The Future and The Goonies will have been from around this period. that said, i think it was around this time that McCartney made the less-than-successful Give My Regards To Broad Street film. good enough soundtrack, not quite good enough movie!

and so on, and so on, to end my rambling!!!

be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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