If last night’s midnight madness showcase of Jean Luc Godard’s Alphaville was a bit too much to take, how about Germany’s 80’s synth-pop kings (and mixtape staple) Alphaville? “Forever Young” was an almost guaranteed track on any mixtape given by indie-minded junior and high school paramours in my day, and stumbling across the video brought back a lot of memories. Mostly of really bad hair, but also of that seemingly life-ending longing and desire which felt like the most important thing in the world, and the bliss of young love unaffected by the trials and tribulations we’ve grown so accustomed to as adults.
Ah memories! Is there nothing more sublime than the embarrassing cringe your earlier self brings to mind?