I can't blog about another thing again until I've posted this video to share with you. I saw it at Sherry's and was totally blown away. Doncha love Loretta's Glinda dress. You'll want to turn it up for this one.
I was given this lovely blog award from Sylvia from Over The Hill. I personally can't turn down an award. I enjoy getting them and displaying them, greeting card style on my sidebar and I'm always genuinely surprised that people think of my blog when they want to pass an award along.
As per rules of the Sisterhood Award, I'm passing this on to a handful of new blogs I've recently discovered. Whether you want to pick up the award and feature it on your blog or not depends on your blogging style and interests. What matters more to me is that I get to link to your blogs so others will discover what you have to offer. Thank you for making blogging interesting, honest, beautiful and courageous.
I was thinking today on my commute to work about the music I listened to in various decades. These thoughts prompted by my 1990's musical choice for gluttony, the third installment in Kay's Seven Deadly Sins meme.
Okay, so... I went all the way back to the 70's; 1976, to be exact. I was seventeen. And it really was a lot like Dazed and Confused, though in our town there was a lot more of an ethnic mix. And a lot more drugs. In fact, it was out of control. But that's a post for another time. If I can bear it. :-)
If you've seen that movie you'll probably want to ask me which character represented the likes of Pagan in '76. But I'm not gonna tell ya. You'll have to guess. ;-) Shouldn't be too hard...
But this isn't about a movie. It's about a quintessentially Massachusetts song about a very peculiar decade to be a kid.
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers.
one two three four five six Roadrunner, roadrunner Going faster miles an hour Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop With the radio on
I'm in love with Massachusetts And the neon when it's cold outside And the highway when it's late at night Got the radio on I'm like the roadrunner
From the Australian band Crowded House comes their interpretation of American excess from 1991. They seemed to think that if our national gluttony is to be named after a cake, it had to be chocolate. Oh, the 90's.
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