Ally was talking about the 80s group, THE HUMAN LEAGUE in her post tonight and that just took me back.
When I was working at Penhold Cadet Camp in the summer of 82 (between grades 11 and 12 for me) I worked with the photography unit and was an instructor and camp photographer. We worked mostly in black and white film so that the kids could learn how to develop their own stuff and how to do effects with the enlarger.
I was photographed a lot that summer. (And why shouldn't I have been. I was a beautiful boy back then). This was my favorite picture and is the coolest one ever taken of me. The uniform and the black and white nature of the film makes it look like I was in WWII (and maybe I was).
I totally remember this moment and the cassette that was playing on the Walkman I am listening too. It was THE HUMAN LEAGUE - DARE. I played that cassette to death. I loved their stuff. In fact when we were off duty we would wear dark eyeliner and comb our short hair to look like 80s glam rockers.
WHAT? It was the style back then. Hell, I could have been into Boy George and aped HIS style. I wonder where that would have led me. GAH!
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.