Drayton's Gazette discusses social and political issues happening around the globe through the eyes of the African American, minority and disaffected communities.

A Little Tour in Yellow

I gagged on my granola this morning when I turned to page C7 of today’s New York TimesArts section and saw this:  A photo of the band

Survivor taken sometime around those transitional fashion years of the late 1970s.

Transitions can be many things and sometimes they appear silly.

Silliness, of course,  is more than a fashion issue although it is hard to look at this picture and see anything other than fashion issues.

Look at this picture.  Only glance at it.  You get it.  But let’s flesh out what this might mean a bit beyond its strange fashion sense.

America was on the eve of the so-called Conservative Revolution of the 1980s, and that kind of silly isn’t the fun stuff kids enjoy.  Change circa 1980 was bad, a bad turn that haunts us yet today.  Bringing in conservatives, silliness, and a sort of cultural semiotics is how…

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5 responses

  1. You talk about a sight for sore fucking eyes…

    February 5, 2012 at 2:12 am

    • 🙂 You got that right

      February 5, 2012 at 2:50 am

      • You have a nice blog going, and keep up the good work. 🙂

        February 5, 2012 at 2:56 am

      • Thanks Don you do too. I love your quotes… as well as the cartoons and videos. Thanks for the support, I look forward to seeing more of your blog.

        February 5, 2012 at 3:10 am

  2. Same here my friend…

    February 5, 2012 at 3:18 am

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