Can you connect JediShua and shazbazzar to Kevin Bacon in six degrees? If you count this episode of TechnoRetro Dads, you might. Kick off your Sunday shoes and get Footloose with us this Monday morning!
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Hopefully you remembered to find a Valentine over the weekend, but today we change gears just a bit to cut loose with some Presidents to the tunes of Kenny Loggins with Footloose. JediShua and shazbazzar take a TechnoRetro look at the dance movie that made Kevin Bacon in 1984. While the ‘80s music and feel of the film are undeniably dated, the generation-gap, small town versus big city story is as relevant today as it was 32 years ago. As Dads, though, the message of the movie has taken on a bit of a different flavor than it had with the teenagers of the mid-eighties. But there’s lots to talk about with the likes of John Lithgow, Ren MacCormack, Lori Singer, and Dianne Wiest — and you can even use Sarah Jessica Parker as a degree to Kevin Bacon in Footloose! So kick off your Sunday shoes this Monday morning and turn up the fun with TechnoRetro Dads.
As always, though, there’s much more to this episode as the ‘Dads reveal upcoming releases: a new Monkees album, Armada makes its paperback debut, and more movie dates change — specifically, Ready Player One and The Flash. Also in the NEWS, Voltron returns with a new series on NetFlix, and shazbazzar and JediShua make an appearance on Rebel Force Radio.
Kellogg’s makes an appearance in CEREAL NEWS with recipe ideas, specifically a tropical concoction we renamed “Krispies Colada”. Don’t hesitate to send us your cereal recipes via electronic-M to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In celebration of the end of football season, the ‘Dads pull out some bubble gum machine helmets from the ATTIC and reminisce about some favorite (and not-so-favorite) helmets they had. One question lingers, though: Will these helmets fit 12” figures from the ‘70s and ‘80s?
It’s a blend of new and old as the kids get a day off from school on this Presidents’ Day. So sit back for a rousing round of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” with TechnoRetro Dads.
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About TechnoRetro Dads
Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week for a look back at the 70s and 80s as they share the fun and fandom of their youth with their families and friends. Topics include TV, film, music, and games of the ’70s and ’80s as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars and TRON. TechnoRetro Dads are a blend of new and old as stories are passed down from one generation to the next.
If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the ’70s and ’80s, then this podcast is for you!