Category Archives: 1980’s

These videos are some of the first ones I shot. Videoblogging 1.0 if you will.

Philly Underground Arts Festival 1984

Philadelphia Underground Arts Festival with Matt Marello from John Coffey on Vimeo. I dug up this old video from the Philadelphia Arts Festival held sometime in the summer of 1984 at the Painted Bride in Old City Philadelphia. Matt Marello … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights 1985

Christmas Lights 1985 from John Coffey on Vimeo. A little holiday Christmas spirit from some old VHS footage. Have a safe Christmas Holiday and New Year, Jimmy

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Big Al the Spoon Man, Philadelphia 1983

Big Al the Spoon Man, Philadelphia 1983 from iConJohn on Vimeo. I originally placed parts of this Big Al video in my Memorial Day 1983 video, but got a bit more curious after hearing G Love talk about street performers … Continue reading

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The Clash London Calling Tower Theater Show 3/6/1980

Hard to believe but it’s the eve of the 30th Anniversary of Clash’s London Calling Tower Theatre Show as I’m typing this blog and scanning the negatives. All the “hipsters” that were into the New Wave Punk scene were at … Continue reading

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Beer with Johnny Rotten Lydon 1983 NYC

QuickTimeFlash If you’re old enough to remember recording video on VHS, you might remember the white balance button. Or in my case, sometimes forget to balance the color. It was easy to forgot since the camera monitor was in black … Continue reading

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1983 Memorial Day Old City Philadelphia

QuickTimeFlash I finally finished up one of the first videos I ever shot with the 2 piece RCA VCR and camera I bought in 1983. It was quite cumbersome by today’s standards and the battery life was quite short. My … Continue reading

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Sea Isle City 1988 Part 1

QuickTimeFlash Well it’s taken 20 years but I finally started to edit the videos I shot at our summer shore house in Sea Isle City from the summer of 1988. There wasn’t much of a market for editing VHS movies … Continue reading

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Videoblogging Week 2008 London 1986

QuickTime Let’s call premier videobloggingweek2008 video the prequel to Dover to Belgium ferry ride. My travel pal Cynthia is one crazy girl. Met her at a Philly block party around 1982, and I was impressed that she was the only … Continue reading

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