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Corey Haim – Lost Boy

It was the summer of 1987, and I was truanting school with a friend and two girls, one of whom I was smitten with. We made our way to the local cinema and saw The Lost Boys. By the time it was over, I had forgotten the girl and was totally enamoured with the film. I probably didn’t shut up about it all the way home. It was the first of many viewings, and the catalyst for many nights of teenage fantasy, discussing how cool it would be to be a vampire, or one of the Frog Brothers, or Corey Haim….

A PRAYER FOR THE DYING FORMATS, & those who shall covet them…

File sharing you ask? Yep, us 80s kids invented that. We kept tape-manufacturers Casio and TDK in business twenty-five years ago. We also kept biro makers Bic and Artline and Kilometrico out of the red too, by adorning our mix-tapes with arty scrawl that personalised the journey for ourselves and our friends as we swapped them back and forth in the schoolyard. I still have boxes of tapes that I made (and from friends) that lie scratched and dusty and tired, due to their high-rotational history…

SEX, DRUGS AND NOSTALGIA: Another Gen-Xer (proudly) shows his age…

It all comes down to timing, I guess. We each have films that can stop us in our tracks and bring about the immediate symptoms of acute adolescent nostalgia. Depends when you were born, and which movies were around when you were 14, 15, 16. The word ‘impressionable’ means nothing to you when you’re a teenager, but as you get older, you come to understand it’s meaning quite profoundly…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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