Category Archives: Pop culture

Toronto is….

I’ve taken a break from this site – because of travels, because of the pandemic, but I’ve had a dash of street art in recent weeks and inspired me to share again. But first – a reminder that Toronto is … Continue reading

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How to find the party?

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memories of the ’80s – Whitney Houston

In the mid 1980s, the self-titled debut of a powerful female voice was released: Whitney Houston. Produced by several powerhouses including Jermaine Jackson, Michael Massir, Kashif and Narada Michael Walden, Houston had been signed to a record deal by Arista … Continue reading

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Not not

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memories of the ’70s – Have You Never Been Mellow by Olivia Newton-John

In the mid 1970s a songstress topped the charts with her album Have You Never Been Mellow: by Australian singer Olivia Newton John. Her sixth studio album, Newton-John recorded the album at Abbey Road Studios in London, with producer John … Continue reading

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At the corner…

in downtown Toronto:

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Good boy

As seen in Tel Aviv:  

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memories of the ’80s – She’s Having A Baby

The late 1980s brought this romantic comedy to the big screen: She’s Having A Baby. Written and directed by John Hughes, the story focuses on the beginning of the marriage between Jake and Kristy, played by Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Back in the day…

I saw an image of Bowie on Brick Lane:

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memories of the ’70s – Coming Home

In the late 1970s, a tenderĀ  and emotional film about relationships and the effects of war came to the big screen in Coming Home. Based on an original screenplay by Nancy Dowd, the film was directed by Hal Ashby and … Continue reading

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