Want something a little bit different for your next party? Here’s a novel idea for entertaining guests. A modern browser version of vintage TV channels featuring soaps, ads, comedy, drama, music and even news from particular decades!
The only requirement is that you use a PC for this app rather than a touchscreen device as it probably won’t work (a limitation that is sort of quaint and old-fashioned in itself).
This website of vintage TV also features crappy, snow-filled static screens, a mechanical-sounding TV channel switch and a slight delay when you change the channel before it appears on the screen. This is truly delightful and a nice way to spend an evening reminiscing about what TV used to mean for you (i.e. something significant and important in the pre-internet era). Pop music was really great in the 80s. Here’s another flash back to a world of high quality pop music.
My fun flashback
The music on this fake internet TV really made me feel like I was five years old again and swirling around in among the musk pink lounge suite like a whirling dervish. Listening to Big Country, Split Enz and The Pretenders made me feel like I was a little kid again and with my whole life ahead of me, excited just by the mere fact of being alive and all of the curious possibilities of my life to come.
Want some more trips down memory lane? You might like London of the swinging 60’s in this article about iconic department store Big Biba, or put on some bell bottoms for this foray into freewheeling 70’s fashion and an admiring look at the lost art of mix tape cassette decoration.