Paging Ms Shirley Chan…

Feb 25

Paging Ms Shirley Chan…

I am looking for an old friend — the amazing Shirley Chan from Rego Park, Queens, New York! I lost touch with her in the ’80s, when I moved to England. Hoping she (or someone who knows her) will find this page and that she will get in touch! (My details are here.) :D Here are scans of a few photos...

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80s memorabilia on my bedroom walls

Sep 09

80s memorabilia on my bedroom walls

Here are some of the posters, album covers, autographs, ticket stubs and other random bits of music memorabilia I had up on my bedroom walls from 1983 to around 1988. Autographs below include Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Go West, Gene Loves Jezebel, Level 42, King, Julian Cope, Ten Ten, Peter Murphy and General...

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Green Day ‘Practice Space’ t-shirt (1995)

Mar 16

Green Day ‘Practice Space’ t-shirt (1995)

Here is my t-shirt from a Green Day benefit concert that I went to back when I worked for the band’s management company. It’s been a long time, but I’m 98.3% sure the handwriting on the shirt is Billie’s. (I do, at least, remember seeing faxes come in from him that looked like they had...

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Frankie Say stickers (c1985)

May 15

Frankie Say stickers (c1985)

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Trent Reznor on the beginning of the end for TVT Records (2008)

Apr 20

Trent Reznor on the beginning of the end for TVT Records (2008)

by Nancy J Price Upon hearing the news that TVT, his former record label (and the first such company to completely piss the man off) fired half their staff and filed for bankruptcy in February 2008, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor took a break from “doing secret things” in Los Angeles to fart in...

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I may be good… but I’m not *that* good

Feb 26

I may be good… but I’m not *that* good

Someone who saw my “Me & 80s bands” video compilation thingy on youtube wrote me an enigmatic email, saying, “You have quite advanced technicial skills, and I think you know what I mean. Unfortunately you gave yourself away in a couple of the shots near the end of your clip.” With a...

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The times they are a-changin’

Oct 16

The times they are a-changin’

On my first trip to England when I was 16, the main attraction for me wasn’t Stonehenge or Big Ben or any such typical tourist hotspot. No, it was all about the music. I came home from that vacation with more than 40 pieces of vinyl — everything from classic UB40 albums to a marbled grey vinyl...

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Video – me in the 80s with bands

Sep 09

Made this assemblage of photos of me with bands featured on this site — to test out my video-making skills. I’m no expert, but such projects are still...

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Pac-Man game

Aug 29

True, Pacman (aka Pac man or Pac-man) is not music — but it’s such a part of the 80s, it really feels at home here. So, come on — play a game or two! You know you want to…

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Smash Mouth

Aug 21

Smash Mouth

When: July 21, 2006 Where: Medford, Oregon And: This one’s not me — it’s a blood relative, though, so sort of a guest fan appearance here on this site. My sister, Cyndi Mathews, interviewed Smash Mouth (I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from… the other apple) and hung out with the...

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