djdarko

55 posts
It's all just pops and clicks within the vinyl groove I'm listening to. Music, movies, commercials, action figures, cassette tapes...anything that you left in your parents' attic when you moved. I want to talk about it. -DJ Darko, Your Pop Culture Mixologist

Happy Birthday, MTV!

Thirty-three years ago today, on August 1, 1981, MTV was born. And where were Alan, Mark, Nina, Martha, and J.J. on that fateful night? They were in a basement in Fort Lee, New Jersey, huddled around a television set probably no larger than the one that was in your own […]

USA for Africa’s “We Are the World”

There comes a time, when we heed a certain call… http://youtu.be/OoDY8ce_3zk Not only a fine singer and performer, both with the Commodores and with his solo career, Lionel Richie will forever be remembered for his involvement with USA for Africa’s 1985 song “We Are the World,” which he co-wrote with […]

Retro Summer Jams and Preserves

School’s out for summer, vacation is upon us, kids are cruising the main streets, and everyone’s looking for some fun. However, you may still be stuck at your desk, toiling away during the summer days, so let your friends here at the Retroist at least take your mind away with […]

Moonlighting: “The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice”

Some walk by night, some fly by day… God, who didn’t love Moonlighting? Maddie Hayes. David Addison. The Blue Moon Detective Agency. They had such amazing chemistry! Cybill Shepherd was so beautiful and Bruce Willis was so sly; watching the show, which was always well written, was always fun. Maddie […]

Lionel Richie: Commodore 65!

One of my favorite singers, Lionel Richie, was born June 20, in 1949. Today he turns 65 years old. OUTRAGEOUS! Thanks to the interwebs, Richie has had a constant presence in pop culture, and I can’t forget how both the song and concept from the video for “Hello” was used […]