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Happy Monday!

The influence of the ’80s aren’t going anywhere on TV, movies or music–both in nostalgic throwbacks and as a pop-culture golden age–and that’s a good thing.

Actually, that’s an awesome thing.

Exhibit June  4, 1984:

At least we can rest easy and listen to The Midnight after midnight while eating food without fear, unlike some furry friends who first showed up on June 8, 1984…

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

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That ’80s Music…From 2018

On this Throwback Thursday, it’s time to venture back to the ’80s.

All I have to say is ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and Weezer’s “Africa” rendition and you understand how beloved that decade remains in 2018 with all of us who lived during it. And now new generations are getting a nostalgia-high for a decade that solidified Steven Spielberg, was driven by a robust economy and discovered that Guns N’ Roses had an appetite for entertaining destruction on and off stage.

Add The Midnight to the aforementioned mix above who–in 2018– is proving why the ’80s was one of exploration that discovered a lot about ourselves individually and collectively.

This song should’ve been in ‘Ready Player One.’ Maybe it’ll be in the forthcoming book (and film) ‘Ready Player Two’?

That would be totally bitchin’ (the second throwback this Thursday).

Is ‘Delta’ the Dawn of a New Era for Mumford & Sons?

Aside from keyboardist Ben Lovett looking like a stereotypical ’70s drug dealer who hangs around the disco on Thursday night before trying his pick-up lines on the ladies, it sounds like British folk rockers Mumford & Sons have a promising new single from a promising new album titled ‘Delta.’

Personally, the band’s previous album ‘Wilder Mind’ was incredible. The guitars and drums were louder when they needed to be and more controlled when they needed to be for a memorable music collection. The lyrics were fantastic and the album’s sound has staying power. Interestingly, the new single “Guiding Light” doesn’t definitively reveal a new daring sound. Nor does it confirm a return to past songs by Mumford & Sons.

It’s just…good.

And on the 14-track album ‘Delta,’ there will be plenty for us to listen to while our mind wanders to something deeply personal, imaginative and–dare I write it–wilder than what we’re expecting from Mumford & Sons?

We’ll find out on November 16 when the new album drops.

Myles Kennedy Has Returned With Rock Music’s Icon/Guitar Hero

Is Thursday night the actual start of the weekend?

No.

However, we can still pretend. And in that spirit, let’s all enjoy some brand new rock ‘n’ roll from…

The fact that this band kicks ass is not a conspiracy.