Bills 23, Falcons 17: Random Thoughts (80’s Tunes Style)

October 1, 2017By Patrick Moran

The Atlanta Falcons entered Sunday averaging an absurd 37 points over their last 10 home games while being held under 30 just once during the streak. That’s so over.  So is Atlanta’s quest for a perfect season. That’s because the underdog Buffalo Bills came to town and handed the defending NFC champions their first loss, … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#2) Toto – Africa

August 17, 2017By Patrick Moran

“There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.”Also, there’s also nothing that 98 other songs on this countdown could ever do to prevent Toto’s Africa from being my second-favorite song of the 1980s. Africa is the most delightfully catchy and polished tune of the decade I can think of, and trust me … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#3) Prince – When Doves Cry

August 16, 2017By Patrick Moran

What takes a good or even great song and transcends it into an all-time favorite usually entails encompassing a personal connection—a vivid memory forever linked in your mind.  I was born in 1971 and grew up in a home where my Motown/Oldies-loving father pretty much detested any music from the 80s. That wasn’t limited to … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#4) Lionel Richie – Hello

August 15, 2017By Patrick Moran

As a youth Lionel Richie was tremendously timid. A blurb from explains a young Richie.  “When he was young, Richie watched beautiful women walk past but was too shy to talk to them. He thought to himself, “Hello, is it me you’re looking for.” Man, I don’t know about all that. Richie may have … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#8) Bryan Adams – Heaven

August 9, 2017By Patrick Moran

I can already sense the skeptics chirping. “If you had to put a Bryan Adams song in your countdown and especially in the Top 10, why the hell did you pick Heaven?”  I readily admit there’s a handful of Adams tunes more universally appreciated that better stood the test of time.  Summer of ’69, Everything … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#9) Kenny Loggins – Footloose

August 8, 2017By Patrick Moran

He had several others, but Footloose is the crowning achievement for Kenny Loggins— the undisputed, undefeated King of movie soundtrack hits.  How you feel about the song, released in 1984 probably varies but one thing’s assured —Loggins’ Footloose is one of the most distinguishable dance songs of the 80s, if not all-time. Deal with it, … Read More