Horse with No Name: A Shining Beacon of Mediocrity for the Ages

By |2018-12-15T15:58:58+00:00December 15th, 2018|1970s Nostalgia, Features, Thoughts & Notions|

I work in a place that plays canned music on the loudspeaker all day. To be fair there is a decent amount of variety (although at the time I write this, in mid-December, there is nothing but Christmas music. But that’s another article) a mix of current pop songs and [...]

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

By |2018-10-15T15:20:47+00:00October 13th, 2018|1970s Nostalgia, Halloween, Ideas & Excuses|

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is [...]

Can You Dig It? (or why on earth am I nostalgic for the 1970s?)

By |2018-09-03T11:43:16+00:00August 4th, 2018|1970s Nostalgia, Features|

The 1970s was a time of unparalleled growth and prosperity that brought forth a cultural and artistic renaissance that still influences our society to this day. Everything I just said is verifiably untrue, a blatant lie. But that is the beauty of nostalgia, the past is made perfect not by [...]