The Late Greats is still going strong, which means two things - expect to find plenty of seasonal goodness over the next few weeks and there are still a lot of guilty pleasures out there!
I don't think I've mentioned it before, but Mine For Life has a mirror site at Multiply - it's not as pretty but if ever my content gets lost on Blogger, you can look for me over there.
So Frenchy is still around, and dedicated to new wave with a gothic (and gallic) twist and still has an eclectic and arty look.
Rave And Roll has posted a list of 136 classic new wave tunes and invites you to submit your top ten 80's tracks. Welcome back, MP!
Rene at Retro Wonderland has always spun amazing tunes. Like, for example, the awesome extended mix of "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes". Although it's not strictly music related, I would like to quote from a recent post of his, after some turbulent times:
I have to say to the haters and bigots of the world "Thank You" ....It was the haters that gave me the strength to hit the gym, work out 5 times a week and drop 115 grueling pounds. It has been the biggest accomplishment of my life. I have never been skinny much less physically fit...well, Now I can say I am. I went from a size 46 waist to a 32 and I can actually now climb a flight of stairs without wanting to pass out.The hardest change we can make in our lives is within ourselves. Congratulations Rene for turning a negative into such a positive. I bet you look hot now!!
Just noticed the link from McDoc's Evo-XR Remixes - so go check him out too.
Here's a new one. I discovered The Upsetter 1969 while trawling for Amazulu remixes (as you do). Not only does he rightfully pay tribute to The Greatest Year Evah (TM) but if you are partial to a little ska/dub/reggae with an 80's flava and a typically idiosyncratic British worldview, he's your man! Here's a typical quote:
You know as I hurtle towards the second half of my life I'm becoming more reflective and I don't mean that I am slightly shinier than I was either. I've begun to think that I'm great which is true but also a complete turnaround from some years ago or even pretty recent history ..... I'm beginning to wonder what the hell I'm going to be doing with the rest of my life? I really can't see myself putting up with this Muppet at work without killing him ..... I mean if any of the rest of us were 'lending ourselves' money from the tills we would be gotten shot of right away with possibly a ride home in a white car with a blue light on it.