Retro Nostalgia – 1988 US National Aerobic Championship (Event Opening)

View this post on Instagram It’s important to remember just how big aerobics were in the 80’s. Dr. Kenneth Cooper first popularized enhancing cardiovascular health through aerobics in his aptly-titled 1968 book Aerobics, but it didn’t achieve “craze” status until the early 80’s, thanks in part to some star power: Jane Fonda led the high-intensity […]

Cassandro – The Exotico!

View this post on Instagram Cassandro’s story – of an underdog and a queer icon, simultaneously fragile and mighty – is ever more evocative as it unfolds on both sides of the Mexican-American border. Famed as much for his flamboyant drag and sky-high pompadour as for his show-stopping kicks and flips, Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as […]

Zladko “Zlad” Vladcik

Zladko "Zlad!" Vladcik is the unofficial mascot of Molvania. Over time, he has become a kind of Internet phenomenon. He is notorious on the Internet for the novelty pop song and music video "Elektronik Supersonik" which, according to Zlad!, "is a melodic fusion combining hot disco rhythms with cold war rhetoric." "Elektronik Supersonik" is itself […]

Apache – Tommy Seebach

View this post on Instagram In pop culture, Apache is a well-known, often-covered instrumental track written by English songwriter Jerry Jordan. On YouTube, “Apache” also refers to the Danish singer Tommy Seebach’s 1976 rendition of the original composition. The music video—featuring Seebach and his band having a good time with a group of tribal-clothed babes—first […]

Danny from Finland – I Want To Love You Tender

Kitsch purists should be delighted with this Finnish group. It made waves online ages ago for its cheesy visuals and odd lyrics (ex. Your lips are taste of wine / How can I be sure you’re not pretender?). Pure gold. Danny's singing career is one of the longest in Finland, spanning over more than 50 […]

Mr Trolololo – I am very glad, as I’m finally returning back home.

Mr Trolololo – I am very glad, as I'm finally returning back home. In 2009, a 1976 video of Russian singer Eduard Khil singing a non-lexical vocable version of the song "I am very glad, as I'm finally returning back home" (Russian: Я о́чень рад, ведь я, наконе́ц, возвраща́юсь домо́й) was uploaded to YouTube and […]