Saturday Night Retro

This weekend I’m flashing back 18 years ago to the Spring of 1992. Back then “The Silence Of The Lambs” won Best Picture honours at the Oscars, Microsoft Windows 3.1 was released – quickly becoming the most successful and most utilized computer software platform in the world, Disneyland opened in Paris France, and six days of riots overtook L.A. following the Rodney King verdict.

Back home in Homestead Florida a nearly 25-year-old USAF SGT Chris M. Day (that’s me) was enjoying the final year of his active duty military career – living and playing in Dormitory Building 675 on the original Homestead Air Force Base and working as a Computer Database Manager in a building just off the active flightline and famed Bikini Boulevard. Just a few months later the beautiful base would be destroyed by the wrath of Hurricane Andrew.

On the radio The KLF were rockin’ the acid house nation with their unique brand of European HI-NRG dance music. In 1991 they scored a long-running TOP 5 megasmash here stateside with “3 A.M. Eternal”. They followed that up with the sleeper hit “What Time Is Love ?” – and then came this GINORMOUS smash featuring country music legend Tammy Wynette. This past week marked the 12TH anniversary of her passing. Here she is – standing by the jams.

This is NOT the end of the blogging week, as I return to blogging on Sundays starting tomorrow. Join me as I bring “My Fantastic Journey: It’s In The Lyrics” over to its new day from it’s longtime Wed. night spot. You won’t regret it pal.

Saturday Night Retro

Standard Time comes to a grinding halt early tomorrow morning – Sunday March 14TH 2010 at 2 AM local time – as Daylight Saving Time begins. Be sure to ‘Spring Forward’ by one hour before you go to sleep tonight, or else you will be one hour late for everything tomorrow. You will lose an hour of sleep, but have no fret for you will get that hour back next November when Standard Time returns. I know – I’m not crazy about it either. I say leave the time alone !

We don’t ‘Spring Forward’ every Saturday night on the ‘Retro’ – we ‘Fall Back’, and this week we take a trip back 18 years ago to the Spring of 1992. It’s when “The Silence Of The Lambs” won the Oscar for Best Picture. It’s when Microsoft Windows 3.1 made its much-anticipated debut at computer stores everywhere. It’s when the ‘Long Island Lolita’ Amy Fisher shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco. It’s when Johnny Carson retired from “The Tonight Show” after 30 years – and Jay Leno took over as the new host. It’s when USAF SGT Chris M. Day drove all around South Florida in his red Geo Spectrum listening to the hottest hits on Y-100.

It’s also when Ms. Amy Grant rocked the radio airwaves with this positive uplifting smash. It’s “Good For Me”, and it’s one of my favourite songs EVER:

This concludes another week of blogging for me. I’ll be back LIVE on Tuesday night for another action-packed edition of my ‘Grab Bag O’ Thoughts’. Until then you can catch me on Twitter at majorhitwaves. Enjoy your weekend !