Deepest apologies for the lack of updates lately. There has been a hotbed of activity over at TNUC Laboratories in the past few weeks…working on NEW feature presentations for ‘TNUC Home Video’ and eating way too much oozy-cartoon-looking pizza. We’re also tossing different ideas around for paraphernalia to give to you keepers of the good book this year. So far T-shirts, slap bracelets, single Road Warrior-esque shoulder pads, beer koozies, stickers and dangling-cross “T” earrings are currently being discussed at a classified board meeting at headquarters.

But today, the focus is on a distinct group of individuals we like to call Italian Mustached Strangers of the Night. These minimally facial-haired phantoms are most likely seen leaving Italo Disco clubs in the early morning hours, then hopping in sports cars to drive to their villas to catch the sun coming up with a lucky lady (or two) by their side. During the golden era of Italo and Euro Disco, they were the front runners and torchbearers of this exquisite brand of music.

Before we get into the heavy stuff, here are a few ground rules so that you don’t get a true IMSOTN confused with a poseur-tryhard-hipster-pubescence:
1) Mustache thicker and tighter than eyebrow.
2) Skin is deeply tanned, Mediterranean style. Not pasty and pale.
3) Sporting accessories of gold such as necklaces, sunglasses, bracelets, earrings and dolphin rings. Not wannabe smart horn-rims or cheap plastic retro toys like a retro digital watch.
4) Italian or American sports cars. Not an altered wheelchair called a fixiebike.
5) Hanging around at the beach, gym or a venturous discotheque. Not the library, vernissage or an indie concert.
Take for example, Casablanca. Even though they allegedly hail from Germany, the IMSOTN craze struck on all continents and these strangers could well have been your next door neighbors. If you want to truly educate yourself and fathom the IMSOTN style, take a look at the photo of the key-tar player from the group in an all-white jumpsuit. You will now fully comprehend. Casablanca’s 1987 single ‘Angel of Night’ is a war cry for all IMSOTN.

Support this movement by joining the Italian Mustached Strangers of the Night (IMSOTN) Facebook Fan Page, where fans like yourself can post Italo video favorites and pictures of yourself posing with IMSOTN that you randomly run into on the street.


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