Brian Boone

248 posts
From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

MTV’s Mega-Dose

Following the success of MTV Sports and Sex in the ‘90s, MTV combined the two concepts to address another aspect of young life in the ‘90s, which is what it did in the ‘90s: health. Pro soccer player Cobi Jones hosted Mega-Dose, as he was a rising star during World […]

Boy, Was Boy Krazy Krazy

“That’s What Love Can Do” by girl group Boy Krazy was the last hit for British pop music factory Stock-Aitken-Waterman, who also gave us Rick Astley and Bananarama. As you can tell by this 1993 time capsule, the 1993 standard of beauty for women was pretty much Wilson Phillips, but […]

“Johnny Are You Queer?”

There’s something charming about early music videos. Before record labels realized they could use them to make art in line with their artists’ music, or great short films in their own right, they weren’t quite sure what they’d be used for, or where they’d be seen, so they didn’t put […]

Trans-X, “Living on Video”

Synths. Aloof model ladies. Guys who hope you notice how much they look like a Duran Duran guy. Keytars. Monitors. Sideways monitors. This thing is more delightfully ‘80s than Ronald Reagan asking Max Headroom the whereabouts of the beef. Fun fact: I just listened to this 100 times in a […]

‘Peanuts’ for Met Life

When you’re a little kid, your parents will sometimes let you stay up late, and you’re willing to endure whatever lame, boring adult TV your parents watch, simply to get to stay up until the ungodly hour of 10:00, feeling like you’re getting away with something. For me, that meant […]