Afterween: I review Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit”.

I am truly an 80s lover. I was a teen in the 80s, not a child, but I coveted a lot of things kids liked in the 80s(My Pet Monster, for example) as well as the stuff teens were into. So I feel I have a sort of double-whammy 80s love.

I especially reveled in the music. Although I am probably a bigger fan now of hand-played music, all the techno of the 80s radio airwaves was like nothing we’d ever heard before; it was fresh, exciting, and sometimes really bizarre.

Enter the music video. Called “promo films” in the 60s, music videos were nothing new; it’s simply that when I was a teen a mind-blowingly cool channel called MTV gathered all those promo films of current songs together and came rocking into the lives of those of us who had the mystical “cable”, which I at first thought was an actual cable that connected to a movie theater!!!!!

So where am I going with this? I’m setting up that I was a true MTV kid.  My generation was always ready for the next big video that came out, talking with friends at school about new videos that next day, taping videos on my family’s top-loading VCR to be able to not only hear the song over and over until I could get the record or tape, but to analyze the video or be able to pause it on cool shots and cute guys wearing way too much makeup. Videos might be surreal mini-movies or straight-up “live performances” on stage with the artists lip-synching.

Then there was Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit”.

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My Weird Little Easter Basket, part 1!

We’ve had a few crazy months here at WeirdCrest. My dear husband was away for months while he took care of his mother after a fall. Then he brought his mother home to stay with us(things are going well, but it definitely has wraught changes). Two weeks after I finally had my husband home, he was in a car wreck. While we pick up the pieces of the things that have happened, my little pet rescue must keep going. Needless to say my husband has not been able to work so we have lost revenue there, etc., etc.,. Some friends sent me some Target giftcards, demanding I go get something fun with them. Well, goshdarnit, I DID.

I made up my own Easter Basket.My  Ultimate Easter Basket, I should say.

I’ll do some more pics and posts later, because I’m quite giddy about it, but I have other irons in the fire right now with artwork. I’ll give you a little taste of one of the funnest things in the basket. Woot!

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So here’s the spread! A dinosaur pail, A new Madball(Oculus Orbus, to be specific), Play-Doh Spring Eggs, A Jar Full of Dinos and a Jar Full of Ponies,plastic “Dino Eggs” that have stegosaur-like plates going down one side,a set of Flair felt tip pens,  a Hex Bug Nano Robot in an egg,and because no Easter basket is complete without them, some wee chenille chicks in a pack of four.

Here I will talk about the Hex Bug Nano. It came in a small egg about the size of a small chicken egg.

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Once I cut the packaging free I realized the bug has tiny bunny ears. Oh. Em. Goodness. 🙂
I never have had one of these or seen one in action. Essentially you flip the switch on the underside and it goes into extreme scurry mode–it just scoots everywhere, and when it bumps into something it goes the other way. It gave me quite a giggle. It can get away from you quite easily!

LOOKIT THE TEENY EARS!!

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I also got a pack of purple Peeps, but Steve and I ate most of them already. :/