Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GoRetro.Blogspot.com is Now GoRetro.com!

The Go Retro office, hard at work. Image via FastCodeDesign.
Just in case any of you want to update a bookmark, goretro.blogspot.com now redirects to goretro.com. A few days ago I finally took the plunge and purchased the domain; something that's been in the back of my mind for a few years now. 

It wasn't cheap (the main reason I kept putting it off) but I see it as an investment. I've had this blog for about 8 years now (yikes) and I wanted to grab the web address before someone else did. In the coming months I'm going to be exploring redesign and hosting options and hopefully make the site more professional looking and begin pitching it to ad networks. But not to worry; the same groovy retro content you've come to know and love will still be here, still written by yours truly, and the design and posts will definitely NOT become women-oriented. 

Thanks to all of my readers who have been with me since the early days of Go Retro...I hope you'll stick around to see where this adventure takes us next! (Preferably via a time traveling DeLorean.)

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Funny Man You Never Knew: Meet Steven Banks

Last week I asked my blog’s Facebook followers if any of them had heard of Steven Banks. When all I got in return was the sound of crickets, I knew it was time to enlighten the masses with a blog post about this comedic guy whose short-lived TV show has a cult following (of which I may just happen to be a member.) 

It also confirmed my thought after all these years that Banks should have been much bigger and famous than he is. Magician Penn Jillette, one of his long-time friends, told the New York Times in 2010 that Banks "should have been Steve Martin; he's that good." Despite not becoming a household name, he has enjoyed a lucrative career in the entertainment industry, and has written books and scripts for children’s television including CatDog, SpongeBob SquarePants, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. In recent years, he's been touring and performing as "Billy the Mime" (a mime who takes on taboo subjects) which is a good thing, because it’s when he’s on the stage or in front of a camera that he and his talent really shine. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Movie Review: The Identical (2014)

Do you ever stop to think about what may have become of Elvis' twin brother had he lived? No? Well, not to worry, because someone in Hollywood did, and the result is The Identical, a really awful flick and not-so-thinly-disguised ripoff of The King's life that only earned $1.6M at the box office when it was released last year.

Monday, June 08, 2015

New REBEAT Article: The Origins of Rap in 10 Unlikely Places

Hi, folks -- I'm still here! Just been busy with the job hunting and day-to-day hustling to make a few extra bucks. A new piece I've written for REBEAT was posted today: The Origins of Rap in 10 Unlikely Places. You may not agree with all of the song choices but you have to admit, rapping as a form of expression and music definitely pre-dates the 1980s. I hope you enjoy it...new Go Retro post coming soon!

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