Dare to Be Weird

By Gordon Hopkins

As a teenager in the 80’s, I came of age during the MTV generation. Evidence in the form of video clips online, like broken pieces of a ceramic pot discovered by archeologists in the underground ruins of a long dead-and-buried city, provide glimpses of a world as different and inexplicable as ancient Samaria or Babylonia. Like those ancient metropolises, you can’t really understand it unless you lived it and, when the last of us that did are gone, all archeologists will have to go by to understand of that bizarre, neon world are video clips of people with big hair and shoulder pads.With the advent of cable television, an...


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