Weekend Retro Rewind 2/2/2018

Hey Hi-Toppers,

Welcome back to the Weekend Retro Rewind where each week I give out my recommendations for  classic (and let’s be honest mostly not so classic)  movies, television shows, and albums that you should check out over your weekend! Last week’s edition was 80’s centric to the max! This week, in honor of Groundhog Day, I’m kicking it into the 90’s for some time centric picks (the album pick being one that spans a career to a point… its a stretch but it counts! Not too many time centric albums out there).  So, Let’s get this party started!

 

Movie – Groundhog Day

GDay

How could I not recommend that you watch this movie on Groundhog Day weekend? Is it too on the nose? Yeah, it is. So what? You know you love this movie. How could I not recommend that you watch this movie on Groundhog Day weekend? Is it too on the nose? Yeah, it is. So what? You know you love this movie. How could I not recommend that you watch this movie on Groundhog Day weekend? Is it too on the nose? Yeah, it is. So what? You know you love this movie. How could I not recommend that you watch this movie on Groundhog Day weekend? Is it too on the nose? Yeah, it is. So what? You know you love this movie. How could I not recommend that you watch this movie on Groundhog Day weekend? Is it too on the nose? Yeah, it is. So what? You know you love this movie…. whoa… sorry. Time loop got me. 

It is available to rent through Amazon, ITunes, YouTube and probably anywhere else that does that sort of thing. 

Also, when you’re done here, you should head over to Lil Dogg’s article showcasing the Hi-Topper Top 5 Groundhog Day Quotes. It’s a great read.

 

 

Television Show – Quantum Leap 

QL

The intro to this show is one of my top 10 favorite television intros of all time. I loved this show as a kid. It’s like the old Incredible Hulk show without the green, the rage, and with a whole lot more time travel and physics and shit. Poor Sam Beckett just wants to get home after a time experiment gone wrong but he just can’t stop invading peoples bodies and fixing historical mistakes. Also, who doesn’t love Scott Bakula? As cheesy and dated as it may be now, this show is still a great trip through time. You can find it streaming on Hulu and NBC.com.

 

 

Album – Beastie Boys – The Sounds of Science 

BBSOS

 

Probably one of the only times I will put an anthology album on this list (don’t hold me to that), but this is one of my favorite albums of all time. Also, since it spans different periods of the Beastie Boys career, it seems more appropriate to this list than just a regular album. This was my true introduction into the wider world of the Beastie Boys. Sure I had Hello Nasty (which I had to replace a few times because I listened to it so much and scratched it up taking it out and putting it back so many times) and License to Ill, and knew the singles like Sabotage, but at 12, that was about it. This brought me much deeper into the fold of how weird and versatile the Beasties truly were. Lately I have been revisiting this one and just love how it was put together hitting all the right moments of their career up to that point. I really just can’t recommend it enough for both huge fans and newcomers alike. You can find it streaming just about anywhere. However if you have the luxury of finding a physical copy, the liner notes are incredible and packed with behind the music style information.

 

Well, there it is. Until next time Hi-Toppers, this is the Sophomore signing off!

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s