Boombox Overload

Yo Listen

The boombox
is making a return from the past
The music, yo bring it down fast

The cassette is on me, so slot it in
its gonna drop a beat, made out of win
it sounds so bad, y’all think it was a sin

Yeah break it down

This is my love dedication to Boomboxes or Ghetto Blasters. I still have a 90s all black one hidden somewhere.

If I am able to get my hands on an 80s boombox and get my friends to dance with me on the streets, that will be the coolest thing that will ever happen to me. Who needs to go to a club when you can create your own?

Aww man. I’m trying to remember where I saw a scene of 80/90s kids in a New York street blasting the ghetto blaster. Where have I seen this?! Was it a music video? A TV show? Feel free to post youtube videos of scenes with the boombox as these are the only ones I could find.

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Richard Scarry is my Inspiration

I didn’t know Richard Scarry was a person. I was a huge fan of The Busy World of Richard Scarry. I always thought that was a weird title for a tv show. It was educational and entertaining at the same time. I loved it when they focused on a family in another country, like Italy. The animation was very detailed as well, something I believe is missing from digital animations.

I seem to have forgotten than Richard Scarry wrote and illustrated Best Word Book Ever. That’s the actual name. I have the original copy! With stereotypes and missing pages from the new editions!

I said I was going to upload this the day after I wrote this post. I am 3+ years late. 23/02/14

I said I was going to upload this the day after I wrote this post. I am 3+ years late. 23/02/14

But yes I used to flick through the book all the time. Sometimes even copying a picture of the flowers.

I learnt . . .

  1. Different types of flowers
  2. How to mix colours
  3. Different types of toys and games from the 60s.
  4. That playing dentist looks like fun
  5. That grocery shopping in cartoon form looks more fun than real life grocery shopping
  6. Everything is more innocent and fun if everybody was an animal.

I want to be an illustrator so bad.

When I was flicking through the pages, I wanted to cry because I felt like I was seven. It’s really peaceful to just stare at hundreds of images on a page.

As requested by Sisela:

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Calling Doc Martens

Dr. Martens are back, baby!

These shoes were created in 1945 by Doctor Klaus Maertens for comfortable wear. Apparently almost every teenager had a pair in the late 90s. They’re not the prettiest shoes you have ever seen, but in the 90s, people only cared about comfort. Baggy shirts and jeans are comfortable; throw them on. Now that I mention it, I could really use some Doc Martens. I’m wearing leather shoes at the moment and one of my toes is killing me.

A superb add of classic Dr. Marten shoes 1460 from 1997. Click to enlarge.

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I see students wear them as school shoes. Yeah. School shoes were a huge hit in the 90s.

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I find these knee high ones much more edgier.

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Dr. Martens have released fluoro colours for the new era. I read in some fashion magazine it’s great to wear these with miniskirts. NO thanks. Try wearing them with acid-washed jeans. Vomit. How ’80s would you look, huh? If you haven’t noticed, I don’t like 80s fashion. Especially not the fluoro colours.

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Vintage black is the way to go. For females; wear them with your Little Black Dress or other winter dresses to give the feminine look some edge. For males; try not to wear it with too much black as you will look gothic. Wear them with patterned pants and plain shirt. If you think you can’t pull it off, jeans are always a good but safe option.

Here are some of the latest models/celebrities wearing Doc Martens around.

agydocmartens1[Agyness Deyn]

90224NI4[Emily Blunt]

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Ross: Joey, nice shoes, man.
Joey: Thanks, man.
Ross: [Long Pause] Ehem. What about mine?
Joey: What about yours?

Is it Back?

Is the 90s Grunge fashion back? Okay, I wouldn’t call Grunge a fashion. It’s actually more against fashion. I see a bunch of people wearing baggy checkered-like shirts and ripped jeans. I think Grunge is cool but I just don’t suit the clothes! I tried one baggy shirt on and I looked like a wannebe or something. Life is so unfair.

I’m just so glad that the 80s clothes are starting to disappear. First it was the bubble dresses which I despised, they went away quickly. Then comes the leather with the metal dangling crap (include the early nineties I guess) which is slowly disppearing. Hey so-called Fashion Designers!!! Stop trying to bring back the eighties! The only thing exceptional is the heigh waisted pants, but they should be flared like these:

This is from blueberries-online. Isn’t it hot?