New wave is a broad music genre that encompasses numerous pop -oriented styles from the late s and the s. Common characteristics of new wave music include a humorous or quirky pop approach, the use of electronic sounds, and a distinctive visual style featured in music videos and fashion. New wave peaked commercially in the late s and the early s with numerous major artists and an abundance of one-hit wonders.
I came to California in November of from Houston, Texas , just in time for a fun decade :. Lucy Tran: Hi! Grew up in Santa Ana most of my life. Been there for 21 years now. Practically grew up there also and consider everyone there as my second family. Doctors and staff there are great. They put up with me through all these years.
Oct 26, 01:45am
All too rare MIA at the Rock en Seine music festival in The bill for last weekend's Love Music Hate Racism was fairly impressive and eclectic. Jerry Dammers - a lifelong champion of ethnicity in British pop - led an all-star cast through the Specials' Ghost Town.
Remember that scam, where you started off by buying a handful of CDs for a penny? For a middle schooler, their promise of shackling you to a lifetime of harassment from debt collection agencies felt like an answered prayer. Or did I use cash that I stole from his wallet to pay the bill that eventually came? I could just dissolve into the synth. It was only when I entered adulthood and met other Asian Americans—mostly, but not all, the children of Chinese and Korean immigrants, and all part of the post diaspora—that I realized I had caught the tail end of a little-understood but widespread phenomenon. Around the same time, in a related but distinct phenomenon, Vietnamese American kids—the children of refugees, or young refugees themselves—similarly embraced a sort of European disco, dubbed Vietnamese New Wave. My oldest sister, who was seven years older than I was, had introduced me to New Wave, not only Erasure and the Pet Shop Boys but Depeche Mode, New Order, shortly before she and all of her records went off to college in California. In high school, I would make mix CDs for them filled with songs by these white English dudes, much to their confusion. New Wave was always what I turned to when I wanted to dial up my emotions—luxuriate in a blue mood, or feel bliss.