Bookended by Cats was named after Milo and Otis. They are the short, orange, and furry brothers who, upon entering our lives in 2003, often bookended us on our couch. And who are we? We're a geek couple living in PA. We love music, movies, TV, comics, books, and comic cons. And, from time to time, we'll share our thoughts on these nerdy things.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday 80s Flashback for April 17, 2020

[RIP Matthew Seligman] -- Today, New Wave lost a seminal behind-the-scenes musician: Matthew Seligman. He had played bass with the Soft Boys, Thomas Dolby, David Bowie, and Thompson Twins. Seligman's declining health was chronicled by Dolby on Facebook, a decline initiated by a catastrophic hemorrhagic stroke according to Seligman played on only the second Thompson Twins record, 1982's Set, but he did perform with them a bit. So, let's revisit that album in his memory after the jump. (For a much longer playlist covering the breadth of Selman's career, visit this Spotify playlist).

Flashback #1"Hey you | I've seen your face before."

Flashback #2"Feels like I knew you so well | But it's not that easy to tell."

Flashback #3"It's cause we're living in Europe."

Once again, I remind you that the rule of three applies when doing Flashbacks. As I've made my three offerings, that's all till next week. Dedicated 80s-philes can find more flashbacks in the Prophet or Madman archives or via Bookended's 80s Flashback tag. As always, your comments are welcome on today's, or any other, flashback post. And if you like what I'm doing here, please share the link with your friends. If, however, you don't like the flashback, feel free to share it with your enemies.

I'll see you in seven!

Image this week: Back of the Thompson Twins' 1981 album, Set, found on

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