A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

When driving around in The Wife’s car, we often enjoy listening to her SiriusXM radio thingie. Most often we seem to end up on the 80s Channel, because that’s the stuff that we grew up with, and they often play quite a bit of somewhat obscure stuff along with the “big hits”. It’s not just “Walkin’ On Sunshine” or “Come On Eileen” all the time. And what’s really cool about that is that the shows are often hosted by the original VJs from MTV. (The ones that remain, anyway — JJ Johnson passed away ten years ago, sadly.)

Anyhow, for those who may have formative memories from that period, who was your favorite?

Refreshing the memory, we have here, from left to right: Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, and JJ Johnson. My personal favorite? A toss-up between Nina Blackwood and JJ Johnson.

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6 Responses to A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

  1. SK Waller says:

    I was 30 when MTV first aired,and I loved Nina Blackwood. Especially her hair!

  2. Roger Owen Green says:

    Quinn. She was from Albany, and plugged the ALB band Blotto (I Wanna Be A Lifeguard, et al.).

  3. Tonio Kruger says:

    Martha Quinn, definitely.

  4. Jason says:

    I always had a thing for tough rocker chicks, so Nina pressed some buttons… but Martha was so cute! I guess it depended on my mood… 😀

  5. Call me Paul says:

    I was fifteen in 1980 and twenty-five in 1990 – probably my biggest interest in music decade in my life. With one or two exceptions, my record collection basically stops in 1981 and starts again in 1989. There was very little good music published in the eighties. For example, Walking on Sunshine and Come on Eileen were published in the eighties. I rest my case.

  6. Roger Owen Green says:

    Paul – I suppose you're being sarcastic, because there was a LOT of great music in the 1980s: Elvis Costello, U2, Prince, the Clash, the Police, Springsteen, Dire Straits, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Paul Simon off the top of my head. NONE appealed to you?

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