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In the '80s, mime is money: Minor Detail's 'Canvas of Life'

Today we start the celebration of Mime Week for Lost and Found. OK, so maybe we can’t fill an entire week with ‘80s videos with mimes in them, and to be honest, could you take that kind of punishment anyway?

If you hold you hands up high, flatten your palms and act like you’re inside a box, you can find notable mime moments in the ‘80s. The Blue Man Group was formed in 1987 and who can forget Billy Crystal’s performance in This Is Spinal Tap. ("Come on! Mime is money!")

Never less, we do have some fine new wave songs to feature including Minor Detail’s Canvas of Life. Minor Detail is the brother duo of John and Willie Hughes from Ireland and Canvas of Life reached No. 92 on the charts in 1983. When Minor Detail signed with Polydor Records they became the first Irish band to be signed by an American label. The duo broke up in 1984.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 8:57am]


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