Sunday, August 28, 2005

1979 was not 1985, and what about NOW?

It has been suggested to me that I am a little unkind to shatter people's delusions about the 1970s. Hey, celebrate the 1970s if you want to - we had a great time celebrating the 1950s and 1960s in the 70s, so I wish you the same joy.

The aim of this blog is simply to paint a more realistic picture of the 70s, to point out to people that 1979 was not 1985 and remind people that NOW exists and doesn't need to be based quite so heavily on retro yearnings for an era that wasn't all it's cracked up to be.

The 1970s have become an industry, and it doesn't matter whether the item in question is, in reality, 1967 or 1985 - label it "1970s", and you're on to a winner.

Wouldn't it be better to create some genuine NOW pop culture for 2005?