Tag Archives: 1984

Couvre-feu A Paris

The environs of Paris have been inhabited since 10000 BN ie Before Now. The banks of the Seine have provided life to the last of the Neanderthals, the Cro-magnons, the Celts, the Romans, the Franks, and then for the French. After conquering northern France Adolph Hitler’s army declared a curfew and the City Of Light […]


Lizzie Mercier Descloux pioneered world music with her 1984 “Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles ?” (‘But where have the gazelles gone?’) base on her travels in Soweto. The punkette was a good friend and we miss her always. To hear MAIS OU SONT PASSES LES GAZELLES please go to the following URL

NOT A CHANCE by Peter Nolan Smith

In 1984 I flew home from Paris for Christmas in Boston. After the holiday I headed south to New York. The East Village to be exact. New snow prettified Tompkins Square Park. Tomorrow it would be cold dirty slush. I had $200. Florida was 1200 miles away. Hitchhiking to Miami Beach took as long as […]

Via Afrika – Hey Boy (1984)

1984 Plus 29

CCTV was used instituted by Siemens AG at Test Stand VII in Peenemünde, Germany in 1942 to observe the launch of V-2 rockets according to Wikipedia. After the defeat of Nazi Germany the technology was adopted by the West to protect military and security installations. In 1973 the NYPD installed several cameras in Times Square […]