Tag: 1980s

Bruce Springsteenvideo

Springsteen Rocks Washington … in 1980

I suspect you're checking out the blog this morning thinking, hmm ... something looks different. Well, I spent the bulk of my posting time...
Takoma Theater in the 1980s (WAMU)

Lights! Camera! A Famous Comedy Special???

This is a guest post by Jason (aka, @MidAtlanticBias) At the top of our fair city sits a nearly 100 year old movie theatre. Until this post, I...
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Beach Boys Play the National Mall: July 4th, 1980

Who doesn't like the Beach Boys? This was a pretty big concert on the National Mall for the first July 4th celebration in the...
Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan Had a Great Sense of Humor

This is pretty amusing and a nice short video to share on a Sunday. This is the opening of Ronald Reagan's first State of...
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar. Photo credit: Jennifer Kolansky

If Walls Could Talk: Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar

Last week's winner of the "If Walls Could Talk" poll was Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar. They altered the look and feel of the...
Chuck Brownvideo

Chuck Brown: The Godfather of Go-Go

The weather is awesome today, so you should spend it outside, not reading this blog. You can come back and finish reading later in...
U2 live in 1980

U2 Live in Georgetown Day Before Lennon Shot

Yep, that's right. Paul (aka, Bono), Adam, Larry and David (aka, The Edge) rocked the nation's capital in the early 80s. The Irish supergroup...
Ron Paul in Astros uniform (1983)video

Ron Paul Crushes a Double in Congressional Baseball

This is awesome and appears to be the latest minor D.C. Internet meme. Well, I love baseball and I love D.C., so I want...
National Union Building (Wikipedia)

If Walls Could Talk: The New LivingSocial Live Events Center

I came across a great idea while reading Prince of Petworth's post on LivingSocial yesterday. The DC-based company just opened up their "live events...
Whitney Houston wins at the 1986 MTV music awardsvideo

Whitney Houston (1963 – 2012) in Washington

Whitney Houston is dead at 48. Sadly, I can't say that I'm surprised, given the downward spiral of her life, beginning with her train...
Au Pied de Cochon

If Walls Could Talk: Au Pied De Cochon and 1335 Wisconsin...

Remember Au Pied de Cochon on Wisconsin Avenue? How about the story of the Soviet spy Vitaky Yurchenko?
The Looking Glass

If Walls Could Talk: The Looking Glass Lounge

This next installment of "If Walls Could Talk" will be the Petworth watering hole, The Looking Glass Lounge. This is one of my favorite...
Stevie Ray Vaughanvideo

Video of Stevie Ray Vaughan Live in D.C. circa 1983? …...

This one's a good one from YouTube and it's a little more contemporary, but given the artist in the video, I find...