Music Fridays: Retro Edition

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, September 9, 2011 12:00 EDT
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Panda Party! Play music! Hourly themes! Good times on a Friday!  If you haven't joined the fun, you don't know what you're  missing. So come join the Panda Party. If you don't know what Turntable is, here's an excellent FAQ

I have an unbelievable time such of  a website called Retronaut. They just collect photos and videos of historically interesting stuff and commentary on it.  Totally fucking addictive.  This picture is from a collection they got from a guy who saw Iggy and the Stooges play a high school in 1970. 

Seriously, that must have been mind-blowing.  I'm so jealous.  I love the variety of expressions on kids' faces.  Some are like, "WTF" and some are like, "I'm so cool that I totally am not surprised by this."  

The site has a lot more than that.  There's WWII stuff, classic bits of New York living, and a little bit of physics. When the current ugliness and meanness of our political climate gets me down, I find that going to this site functions as a great reminder that people can actually be pretty awesome.

We try also to capture some of that awesomeness in the Panda Party, so hop on over!

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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