Tag: 80’s + 90’s dance music

The toe of Bob Marley

In this age of instant gratification, here’s the summary: Bob Marley died in 1981 from metastasized cancer. Already in 1977 a melanoma was discovered on one of hisĀ  toes. Doctors thought it would be best to amputate the toe, Marley refused. In the end only the melanoma and the tissue around it were removed. Four…


Hang the DJ

Going to parties is for the young. I always get a bit depressed when I see posters for ‘over 40’s’ parties. It’s not meant to be; people of my generation should sit at home and watch TV. Young people go to parties because they are young, because they are looking for sex, and because they…


Dresden, 1985 – The light pours out of me – Part II

One evening we went to a party in an old factory in Dresden. Everything about it was massive; from the building itself, made completely out of red brick, to the dance floor inside. East German kids, mainly girls, were already dancing, even though it was only 9 pm. I wanted to dance with all of…


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