GenXGrownUp Backtrack41 Videos

Backtrack: Choose Your Own Adventure Books

About This Episode You are walking down a path and you see a dragon blocking your way. If you want to fight the dragon, turn to page 3. If you want to talk to the dragon, turn to page 4. If you want to throw rocks at the dragon…. well, you can’t. Why would anybody […]

Backtrack: 40th Anniversary GenX Sci-Fi Films

About This Episode A time-traveling aircraft carrier, an intergalactic football player, escaped Kryptonian convicts, and a wise old muppet with telekinetic powers: what do these all have in common? They’re iconic Generation X science fiction films which are celebrating their fortieth anniversary this year, of course! We run them down and celebrate their legacy in […]

Backtrack: Oingo Boingo & Danny Elfman

About This Episode Oingo Boingo. If you’re a GenX’er, that name probably brings up memories of Dead Man’s Party in Back to School or the title track for Weird Science. The band, with frontman Danny Elfman, made an ’80s sound that was fun, different, and decidedly cool. We take a look back on Oingo Boingo, […]

Backtrack: GenX Pop Culture Catchphrases

About This Episode The catchphrases you know probably do more to identify when you grew up than anything else. If someone were to say, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”, “Where’s the beef?”, or “Gag me with a spoon”, would you understand what was being said? If so, then you should definitely listen to […]

Backtrack: Record Clubs

About This Episode 8 CDs for a penny?! This must be too good to be true. I mean, who would fall for such an obvious bait and switch? Well apparently, by 1975, over 3 million suckers were on the hook for buying a set number of full price records over the next year and it […]

Backtrack: Computer Graphics

About This Episode Today, no one blinks twice at what computers are able to do with graphics. But growing up in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s we blinked two or three thousand times. Every time you looked, graphics got better and better and we were constantly amazed. In this week’s Backtrack we take a look […]