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Nostalgic Evocations: Stay Alive

Stay Alive , "the ultimate survival game", was a game by Milton Bradley first released in 1971.  It was a strategy based game for two to four players, in which players tried to keep their marbles from falling through the holes in the board while attempting to cause the opponent's marbles to fall through. Each... Continue Reading →

Rush: Grace Under Pressure (1984)

Rush: Grace Under Pressure (1984) Mercury 818 476-1 M-1 Side One: Distant Early Warning Afterimage Red Sector A The Enemy Within Side Two: The Body Electric Kid Gloves Red Lenses Between the Wheels Grace Under Pressure is not my favorite Rush album, although I like it immensely.  It also is not the first time I... Continue Reading →

Nostalgic Evocations: Big Trak

In 1979, Milton Bradley released the Big Trak.  It was a programmable electric tank/transport/thing.  It was a six-heeled vehicle with a blue headlight.  There was a keypad on top and the vehicle could remember up to sixteen commands and execute the commands in the order they were programmed.  There was only one additional accessory for... Continue Reading →

Peter Gabriel: So (1986)

Peter Gabriel: So (1986) Geffen GHS 24088 Side One:  Red Rain  Sledgehammer  Don't Give Up That Voice Again Side Two:  In Your Eyes  Mercy Street  Big Time  We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37) Before I start about this album, I have to say that this album still ranks as a top ten all-time album... Continue Reading →

Nostalgic Evocations: Trapper Keeper

One of the must have school supplies for students in the eighties was a Trapper Keeper.  It was a three ring binder produced by Mead in the late seventies.  they featured sliding plastic rings as opposed to snap closed metal rings.  The ones I remember all were either solid colors or generic pictures.  Everyone started... Continue Reading →

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