Tag Archives: 1980

Brave Old World

Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894. 38 years later, in 1932, he published his landmark dystopian science fiction novel, Brave New World — the book is celebrating its 85th birthday this year. In 1980 NBC brought the book to life for television audiences via a 3-hour miniseries that featured Harold and Maude star, [...]

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Losing Lennon

On December 8, 1980 John Lennon was shot dead in New York. Here’s The Day John Lennon Died… Stay Awake! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of the videos I curate at Insomnia. Click here to check out more Music posts

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35 Years of The Wall

Pink Floyd has finally released the details of their oft-rumored upcoming new project — a mostly instrumental affair that will serve as a memorial of sorts for late keyboard player Rick Wright. The album will be called The Endless River. I’m not super excited by the announcement, though I’d be more interested if the project [...]

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Bukowski’s Last Straw

Continuing to remember the 20th anniversary of the death of Charles Bukowski in 1994, here is a video of the poet’s last reading in 1980. While he continued to write for the last 14 years of his life, he never read his work in public again. Here’s the story behind this document from the Wiki… [...]

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Jodorowsky’s Lost Movie

1980 wasn’t a great year for Alejandro Jodorowsky. Having just barely survived the end of the 1970′s when the film that was to be his magnum opus — an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic Dune — fell apart for the final time, Jodo was anxious to get back to work. He agreed to make a [...]

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