Sunday, January 20, 2019

Episode 13: Our tv shows of the 1980s (part 1) episode



Greetings fellow Sackvillians and friends of Sackville!



Welcome to Episode 13 of Stories from Sackville.



In today’s episode, we begin a two part discussion about some favourite television shows from the 1980s. As with episodes 2 and 3 (on tv shows of the 1970s), we’ve decided to pick four television shows (we’re not gonna tell you which ones – you’ll have to listen); we’ll talk about two in this episode and the other two in Episode 14.



Steve talks about historical inaccuracies and World War Two. He also reveals a bit of self-plagiarism on the part of one television writer.


Peter talks about one of the iconic television shows and characters of the 1980s. Sun, cars, and Vietnam are just some of the topics he touches on.



As always, we hope that this stimulates more discussion, so we encourage you all to tell us, on the Facebook page, what were some of your favourite tv shows and your thoughts on the two shows we discuss this week.



And, as always, thanks to all of you who have commented so far.



You can e-mail us with questions, suggestions, or comments at: storiesfromsackville@gmail.com. 



Peter and Steve



Intro music:    The Moody Blues: "Your Wildest Dreams"
Exit music:      theme from Peter's pick


Episode 13

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Epsiode 12: Our female heartthrobs Episode



Greetings fellow Sackvillians and friends of Sackville!




Welcome to Episode 12 of Stories from Sackville.



In this episode, we explore the world of the female teenage heartthrobs. Lynda Carter, Farrah Fawcett (-Majors), Tatum O'Neal, Kirsty McNicol, Molly Ringwald. If they made the hearts if teenage boys (and some girls too) beat a little faster, we discuss them.



Just as a warning, this episode does have some clips that feature content of a sexual nature.



Peter tries to explain the difference between how we saw female heartthrobs of the time and how we saw male heartthrobs.



Steve manages to end the episode on a creepy note.



As always, we hope that this stimulates more discussion, so we encourage you all to tell us, on the Facebook page, stories about your favourite heartthobs. Did we miss someone? We probably did.


And, as always, thanks to all of you who have commented so far.



You can e-mail us with questions, suggestions, or comments at: storiesfromsackville@gmail.com, and you can find us on the Stories From Sackville Facebook page.



Peter and Steve




Intro music:     The Moody Blues:         “Your Wildest Dreams”
Exit music:      Heart:                            “Barracuda”



Episode 12

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Episode 11: Our male heartthrobs Episode



Greetings fellow Sackvillians and friends of Sackville!




Welcome to Episode 11 of Stories from Sackville.



In this episode, we explore the world of the male teenage heartthrob. Leif Garrett, Scott Baio, Shaun Cassidy, David Cassidy. If they made the hearts if teenage girls (and some boys too) beat a little faster, we discuss them.



Steve tells a story about meeting Richard Hatch (which some of you may have already heard). He also drops some cool Columbo trivia (all Columbo trivia is cool) and makes a stray Diff'rent Strokes reference apropos of nothing really.


Peter name drops the Best Episode Ever podcast with Dave Brodbeck, Anthony Marco, and Greg David. We also recommend the Stuck in the 80s podcast.


Steve's wife gets a shoutout as does Sandra Currie-Samson.


As always, we hope that this stimulates more discussion, so we encourage you all to tell us, on the Facebook page, stories about your favourite heartthobs. Did we miss someone?


And, as always, thanks to all of you who have commented so far.



You can e-mail us with questions, suggestions, or comments at: storiesfromsackville@gmail.com, and you can find us on the Stories From Sackville Facebook page.



Peter and Steve




Intro music:     The Moody Blues:        “Your Wildest Dreams”
Exit music:      Leif Garrett:                  “I Was Made for Dancing”




Sunday, December 30, 2018

Episode 10: Our Geoff Banks New Year's Eve Episode



Greetings fellow Sackvillians and friends of Sackville!




Welcome to Episode 10 of Stories from Sackville.



This is our first ever New Year's Eve Christmas episode. Sort of. We begin and end with New Year's Eve, but we do go off on some tangents.



Peter instantly ages us by calling people 35 and under "kids". And we begin by paying homage to the disc jockey Geoff Banks who introduced us to so much music as we grew up. As Steve says in the show, he hasn't been able to find any info on Geoff Banks, so if anyone has an update on him please share it with us.



Peter speaks on the Civil Rights movement and touches on Nova Scotian history. Steve tells a story about his grandfather and touches on the history of Halifax. Y'all might learn something in this episode!



So we hope you and yours have a great New Year's Eve (whether you go out and par-tay down or fall asleep at 10:00), and, of course, all the best in the new year.


As always, we hope that this stimulates more discussion, so we encourage you all to tell us, on the Facebook page, stories about your favourite New Year's Eve or Geoff Banks memories.


And, as always, thanks to all of you who have commented so far.



You can e-mail us with questions, suggestions, or comments at: storiesfromsackville@gmail.com, and you can find us on the Stories From Sackville Facebook page.



Peter and Steve




Intro music:       The Moody Blues:       “Your Wildest Dreams”
Exit music:        Eagles:                         “Funky New Year”


Episode 10

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Episode 9: Our Christmas 2018 Episode



Greetings fellow Sackvillians and friends of Sackville!



Welcome to Episode 9 of Stories from Sackville.



This is our first ever Christmas episode. We talk about Ghosts of Christmas Past.



From the Christmas Wish Book to Christmas songs to Christmas television specials to Christmas movies. We discuss a wide gamut of things as we reminisce about Christmases of the past.



We also tackle the most controversial Christmas debate. No, not the Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays debate (though we do briefly touch on that). We settle once and for all the question of whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie.




We also remember Sondra Locke (1944-2018) and Penny Marshall (1943-2018).



As always, we hope that this stimulates more discussion, so we encourage you all to tell us, on the Facebook page, stories about your favourite Christmas memories.



Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Chanunaka, Happy Kwanzaa! However you choose to celebrate (or not), we hope you have a joyous holiday.




As always, thanks to all of you who have commented so far.



You can e-mail us with questions, suggestions, or comments at: storiesfromsackville@gmail.com, and you can find us on the Stories From Sackville Facebook page.



Peter and Steve




Intro music:       Bing Crosby and David Bowie:               “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth”
Exit music:        The Pogues with Kristy MacColl:             “Fairytale of New York”


Episode 9