Tag Archives: Pop culture

Can you see the lion?

Part of a graffiti mural in downtown Toronto:

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memories of the ’70s – I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince

The end of the 1970s was the beginning of a music career for Prince Nelson Rogers, with his first hit single I Wanna Be Your Lover. Working on the follow-up to his debut album, Prince released his second album For … Continue reading

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From NOW to NXNE

Graffiti becomes marketing in downtown Toronto:

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memories of the ’80s – Earth Girls Are Easy

A comedic science fiction film based on a song? In 1988, a comedy came to the big screen based on a five song EP: Earth Girls Are Easy. Based on Julie Brown’s mini-album Goddess in Progress, director Julien Temple worked … Continue reading

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Wynwood x3

Exploring Wynwood Arts District in Miami:

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memories of the ’70s – Harper Valley PTA

In the late 1970s, a popular country song that became famous 10 years previously inspired a comedy film: Harper Valley PTA. Taken from the song written by Tom T. Hall and performed by Jeannie C. Riley, George Edwards and Barry … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – West End Girls by The Pet Shop Boys

This iconic song of the mid ’80s was released twice, with the second time the charm for West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys. Inspired by a T.S. Eliot poem, The Wasted Land, the song was written by band … Continue reading

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