I didn't come out until the very end of high school, but I was slowly, inexorably working my way out via the décor of my room. I started slowly. The first poster I had up was Cyndi Lauper by Lynn Goldsmith. I'd bought it in Hawaii, but it had gotten a little crushed, so it was waved through the entire poster. I learned quickly that posters have souls.
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Wow! It's a Culture Club reunion, at 75% capacity. The only one missing is Jon Moss, the one I found bewitchingly hot.
Newsflash: 1983 was 30 years ago. A baby born the day "Rebel Yell" was released could be a balding dad of three by now. Quite easily.
Looking back, that year seems to be a sweet spot for great pop music, perhaps in part because I was about 14, which was when I was really intensely caring about music, especially anything Casey Kasem told me about.
What follows are my picks for the ultimate, defining pop singles of 1983. Let me know if I missed any! I focused on U.S. singles with a few U.K. tossed in for good measure, and tried not to include a song if the bulk of its life as a single was really in 1982, yet I did include some that were released in '82 but were huge in '83. (I tended to skip any songs that were released in Decemvber of '83.)
Enjoy the flashback...
Rosie O'Donnell & wife Michelle Rounds welcome Baby Dakota.
Village Voice music ed launches her own music-mag app.
Doug Spearman joins Old Dogs & New Tricks.
You better twerk: Learn how from Purple Crush.
OOPS! O picked another anti-gay rev for inauguration.
PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford dies.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis quits.
That cute, hip Miu Miu ad you may have seen floating around the past several weeks, the one starring what appears to be a group of baby Natalie Maines look-alikes crossed with some Robert Palmer (R.I.P.) girls? Apparently, it was "directed" by Madonna, and Miu Miu only thought to get this news out there now.
Allegedly, Madonna showed up on set for Mert & Marcus and wound up directing the girls' moves—for free! Some of the moves are pretty transparently Madonna-inspired, so it's not hard to swallow. But the free part is as shocking as hanging off a cross or kissing Britney Spears.
Video after the jump...
This juxtaposition of Marilyn Monroe at her peak in 1954 and Loni Anderson not at her peak at age 64 from Globe (June 21, 2010) brings to mind Boy George's nasty quote about Madonna and the back end of a bus.