Welcome to your weekly source for retro pop culture news, the Recurrent Events! Some pretty sad news this week with the passing of David Bowie and then Alan Rickman. As I mentioned in this week's podcast, I always hate that it takes an anniversary or death before we revisit albums or films from a person's career.
Since this site is dedicated to rediscovery, I hope you are motivated from time-to-time to do just that, but I also want to find new ways to explore forgotten items that are easily accessible through like YouTube or streaming services. I'm thinking this is a good time to start doing regular posts on retro albums I find on YouTube like I do with documentaries and movies. I also encourage you to do some exploring yourselves and use social media tools like Twitter to express your appreciation directly to the artist before it's too late. Sounds cliche and of course, not everyone is on social media, but as we children of the 80s get older, we are gonna lose more and more people we respect and appreciate in the coming years.
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This week's retro pop culture discussion includes the shocking news of David Bowie's death and the impact of his music, the release of the MOTU fan film Fall of Grayskull, the 50th anniversary Batman Lego set, and Run D.M.C. earning a lifetime achievement Grammy award. Guests are Miss M (@dorkettetweets), Stacey Rader (@geeky_vixen), and Wyatt Bloom (@infamouswb). Sign up your retro website, blog, or product to be a future sponsor of the Recurrent Events for just $5 by visiting the sponsorship gig on Fiverr. Recurrent Events is a proud member of the Throwback Network and all music during the show is graciously provided by Bart Graft.
Also check out what you might have missed on the RD80s website over the past week:
My favorite video this week was a radical mash-up of Miami Vice, GTA Vice City, and The Simpsons. For years the couch gag has been a staple of the show and the latest was a fun reimagining by animator Steve Cutts. Homer becomes a Sonny Crockett-like cop, riding his couch to save the day. Loved every second!!
Video of the Week
"THE SIMPSONS | LA-Z Rider Couch Gag" by Animation Domination
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