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Subject: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: ChuckyG on 11/05/98 at 09:48 p.m.

Since I had to delete the last week worth of messages since it was almost impossible to figure which posts were real and which made up for someone's sole enjoyment, I decided we should do another brief round of introductions. I'm going to write a script to do this in the coming weeks (maybe during Thanksgiving).. but for now.. here we go.

Oh, and the quote function isn't working for some reason, I can't figure it out yet. So you might want to print these questions or open a new brower window and toggle between them until it's working right...

1) Your name/nickname you use here...
2) What do you do for a living?
3) What was your favorite music group of the 80s?
4) How did you stumble across our happy little community?
5) What would you like to see next here?
6) Why do you love the 80s?

I go first.. heheh

1) Your name/nickname you use here...

2) What do you do for a living?
I'm a software engineer for a microwave radio company, I also worked for a medical company that made lasers to treat myopia this year, I'm still under contract with them, but they don't have any work for me (silly boys).

3) What was your favorite music group of the 80s?
Duran Duran, still is.. Meddazaland is a must have if you used to like them, it reminds me of Rio a lot...

4) How did you stumble across our happy little community?
I created it.. :)

5) What would you like to see next here?
Some automated scripts so people can more easily put up their survey info, and maybe SOME PICTURES FROM VISITORS.

6) Why do you love the 80s?
I love the 80s because it's a fun escape to a time that had better music, better fashion sense, and a better attitude.

Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Retroraider on 11/05/98 at 10:56 p.m.

OK Me next.

1)What's my name? Retroraider

2)What do I do for a living (if you can call it a living?) I am a waiter in one of those roadhouse type throw-the-peanuts-on-the-floor type restaurants where they play the country music on the jukebox too loud and the guests want their steaks "well done" with no "paink". Then smother it with ketchup. Even filet mignon. It's horrible. When I grow up, I want to be a writer like Michael-Dante.

3)My favorite music group? Definitely Orchestral Manouevers In The Dark. I like almost everything they made. But I also like other groups and genres like Old School (Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Jonzun Crew), heavy metal (Poison, Ratt, Motley Crue), and all kinds of New Wave (Berlin, A Flock Of Seagulls, Missing Persons). In my collection, I have everything from Manilow to Metallica, and I listen to all of it.

4)And you may ask yourself...well...how did I get here? I'm pretty sure it was through Yahoo one day, but I've been here so long and I keep coming here so often that I have forgotten.

5)What I would like to see next? I would like next for me to get off my big fat butt and write some more album reviews and artist profiles for Chucky's site. (C'mon guys, he could use our help here. Did you see how many artists he is trying to profile? Sheesh!

6)Why do I love the eighties? All my best memories live in the eighties, from growing up with schoolhouse rock, to my first kiss, to my drivers licence and graduation, to my last serious girlfriend. (OK I'm not proud of the last one. It's not through lack of trying.) The eighties were full of energy, energy in the music and in the fashions and in the lifestyles. The nineties put me to sleep. And like Rip Van Winkle, I hope to one day wake up again.

...to find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap...

(Frank Sinatra's final Top 40 hit. Guess when? May, 1980!!


Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: BoyOfCorn on 11/05/98 at 11:09 p.m.

I've told y'all a little about me. Well, here's a little more.

1.) my nick is BoyOfCorn
2.) i'm a computer operator/data processor for St. Louis University Hospital
3.) my favorite music groups are: Huey Lewis, Bryan Adams, Def Leppard, and "Weird Al"
4.) I found this light at the end of the tunnel by searching "the 80s"
5.) I would like to see a list of commercials that were famous during the 80s (where's the beef?) among others.
6.) The 80s had a LOT better music, from the bubble gum pop to the power ballads and rock anthems of glam rockers.

Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: ChuckyG on 11/06/98 at 07:04 a.m.

Favorite Commericals... Come on.. you should know by now I have almost every 80s page imaginable...

Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Dan Nero on 11/06/98 at 10:42 a.m.

My Name: Dan Nero aka Dan Nero
Profession: Yeah right, me professional...NOT! Systems help desk for Suntrust Bank in Atlanta, GA.
Favorite Group: Depeche Mode...I know some of you already knew that!
Got here by: I ventured in the same way as Retroraider through yahoo. Only I think it let me in through the song parodies page.
What I would like to see: The ChuckyG's 80's BBS board game! :)
Why I love the 80's: I think because I was a teenager and everything is great when you are young. So many incredible memories and I refuse to let go.
Have a good one,

Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Jack Day on 11/06/98 at 11:46 a.m.

Bah, can't believe I was getting caught up on the dates... anyways

1)Name: Jack Day (though I usually go by Kryllith, Liselle, or Rykari)

2)Job: Studying English for too bloody long (grad this semester then have to get my MD (sigh). Not doing much else (looking for work) cept working on the University Art/Literature magizine and doing the local/internet 80s radio show twice a week.

3)Favorite Music group?: Two many choices to name... Have most everything by A-Ha, Asia, and Duran Duran but I'm also a huge fan of Depeche Mode, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, Simple Minds, OMD, etc etc etc... like I said, too many to name.

4)How I got here: Ummm, I don't really remember actually... I think I was looking for concert information that was supposed to include several 80s groups (Spandau Ballet, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, and some others and ended up here... never did find the concert info though :(

5)What I would like to see next: *shrug* no idea... a collection of 80s midi files maybe or perhaps sheet music... video clips might be nice too, course I know some of these would probably take up too much space

6)Why do I love the 80s: First of all, the music... now a days I couldn't care less about most of the bands playing, especially those that do nothing but redo 80s songs (BTW, I heard a really twisted version of George Michael's "Faith" the other day). I also liked the cartoons, especially the Advanced Dungeons and Dragon cartoons and weekday episodes of Robotech available on non-cable (ie sci-fi) channels.

BTW, I think favorite video would be a cool survey. Course you probably have already done that one. In either case, I'd vote for A-Ha's "Take on Me"... can't beat the intermeshing of filming and animation :)


Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Diane on 11/06/98 at 12:03 a.m.

OK, even though I like rarely go onto this board I'm a huge ChuckyG-phile and decided it's time to really introduce myself. So, here goes!!!

1) Your name/nickname you use here...
    - My real name is Diane, and I use "Diane" as my "nickname" here.  Maybe I oughta start using the nickname I use on the Duranie Internet...?  :)

2) What do you do for a living?
    - full time undergrad college student studying computer science and computer engineering, code webpages and teach people computer literacy as hobbies...I think that's enough activity for me (LOL!)

3) What IS your favorite music group of the 80s?
    - heh heh heh...like you couldn't tell (Duran Duran all the way!!!!!)...friggin adore their '90s work too...oh, but others? Hm...U2, Japan, R.E.M., other such groups....

4) How did you stumble across our happy little community?
    - I dunno exactly...one day I was just surfing along and spotted a link to this page so I clicked on it and then ran from there; one good thing about the site is that the URL is so dang easy to remember I can just type it in and voila, instant connect!

5) What would you like to see next here?
    - oh damn, you've already covered so much ground...maybe some song samples, an MP3/RealAudio song of the week, something like that?  More fun and games, maybe?  I don't know.  I could help you though with the DD section though...*giggle*

6) Why do you love the 80s?
    - ('80s music) I love it because it's fun and great escapist entertainment, but then again there's also that whole sort of "alternative" dynamic to it with all the messages and such.  There's just so much to loving '80s music because it encompasses so many categories and whatnot.  ('80s movies) I love it because there were so many great movies out there in the '80s, and because a lot of the action movies of the day didn't have a lot of blood, car chases, or explosion scenes to them.  ('80s TV) I love it because there were a lot of classic TV shows from that time and because they weren't afraid to continue breaking down barriers.  Remember "Kate and Allie"?  Two divorced moms trying to raise families on their own?  There was only one show that was like that that preceeded that, "One Day at a Time" (which was kinda an '80s show).  And what about "Brothers"?  Three brothers, two of whom are trying to deal with their youngest brother's coming out.  So far the only other show to deal with such a thing in such a light is "Ellen" and look what they did to her in the '90s.  But "Brothers" was on the air for five years.  Other shows like "Webster" and "Family Ties" and "Facts of Life" all showed other varied social issues and whatnot like child abuse and later-in-life pregnancies and how marriage crises haunt the children even in their teens.  You could never do in the '90s what was done in the '80s because these days everyone is PC and suit-happy.

Anyways, enough ranting.  I know I don't make sense there but please try to understand I'm not all here today (*yawn*...need sleep).

Take care all.


Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Michael C on 11/06/98 at 04:58 p.m.

1. Michael C, here.

2. I work for a major clothing designer (no names please, another 80's
web site used him as an example of everything that is wrong with 90's fashions)

3. There are just too many great groups/performers from the 80's to pick one (or two or three . . .). I love the GoGo's, Men at Work, Culture Club,
Tears for Fears etc etc etc.

4. I found this site through another site I saw listed in Yahoo magazine.

5. Just keep doing the great job you have been Chucky, this is an outstanding website.

6. I was born in 1961, so I am not really a child of the 80's (I guess I am a young adult of the 80's!). Living through the 70's made me appreciate the 80's (the music and clothes of the 70's still make me cringe, but I will admit I owned a pair of platform shoes and a leisure suit!). I have such great memories of the 80's - my college years, my first real job, my first real love. I remember when MTV really was a 24 hour a day music video channel (remember those great "I want my MTV" commercials with Billy Idol, David Bowie, Boy George and Cyndi Lauper?). I voted for
Ronnie twice, drank New Coke once, and watched Saturday Night Live every week when it was funny (remember Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo as Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra singing "Ebony and Ivory"?). While the 90's have given me a beautiful wife and two wonder sons, there will always be a special place in my heart for that carefree, happy decade called the 80's. Thanks to you and everyone connected with this site, I can relive those days whenever I want. Thanks for letting me ramble . . .

Your's in the 80's...

Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Mark on 11/07/98 at 08:35 a.m.

Here's my two cents worth:

1). I use either mdwork (e-mail address so I don't have to think to much, which are my initials and the e-mail is on my work PC, original huh?), Mark, or MarkD

2). I am an attorney (corporate and tax)

3). Tough call, it depends on the genre (New Wave or Minneapolis Sound or pop or rock) but for sake of argument I will pick Springsteen (the two best concerts I saw in the 80s, Born in the USA tour, but I saw Genesis in '87 and INXS Kick tour and they were both pretty awesome in their own right).

4). I did a yahoo search on the eighties and came across this general site and read this page for the first time about two weeks ago, like the friendly interaction and first posted something last week (a couple of days before the troubles occurred). Its great to see this back.

5). Maybe something on sports or something like a concert review (both concerts people saw back then or with 80s bands today).

6). It just seemed that there was more of an optimism back then. I was an undergrad back then and it just seemed like there were no limits to your potential.

I screwed up and initally sent this regular e-mail to ChuckyG while I was offline Friday so pardon any inconvenience. Too many lawyerly things going on at once. No worries though. Later.


Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: ChuckyG on 11/07/98 at 05:55 p.m.

I wondered why I got that in email, I was going to check and see if it had made it to the message board, and if not, add it myself...

Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Tricia on 11/08/98 at 07:36 p.m.

1) Your name/nickname you use here...
Tricia (really, really new)

2) What do you do for a living?
Tech Support for Lotus Domino/Notes

3) What was your favorite music group of the 80s?
Sade (ooohhhh yeah!!!!)

4) How did you stumble across our happy little community?
Searched for 80's stuff

5) What would you like to see next here?
Fashion? Prices...remember when popsicles cost a nickel?

6) Why do you love the 80s?
The music was just so singable and danceable and fun. Music these days is so damn harsh.

Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Tricia on 11/08/98 at 07:40 p.m.

Ay-yah! Sorry, just saw that there, in fact, IS a fashion section about the 80's.

Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Teresa and Tony on 11/10/98 at 03:17 p.m.

Answers to survey: (but probably not in correct order)

1) Tony and Teresa Ingarfield
2) Client Services Manager for Computer Consultancy and Sergeant in the British Army
3) Favourite 80s band: Sisters of Mercy/Depeche Mode
4) We would like to see more Brits on this site!!!
5) Came across this site by searching through Yahoo
6) Can't remember last question, off by heart


Teresa and Tony Ingarfield
Andover, Hampshire, England

Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Steve Hargrave on 11/11/98 at 06:06 p.m.

1. Steve Hargrave
2. Delivery driver making deliveries to Wal-Marts, Sam's Clubs, 7-11's, Huck's, and other convenience stores throughout IL, IN, MO, WI, MI, & IA.
3. The Police
4. Article in Details magazine
5. Price comparision between the 80's and now; e.g. gas, milk, bread, etc.
6. I graduated from high school in 1984, so the 80's made up my carefree days of high school and college.

Subject: Re: OK! Survey time again...

Written By: Amy D. on 11/28/98 at 07:24 p.m.

My nickname is "Amy D."
My favorite artist from the '80s is Donnie Iris & The Cruisers. They still are my favorite band!!!
I love the '80s because those were my high school days and they bring back alot of good memories.