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Old 01-10-10, 11:12 AM
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I can agree with the camaro, I'm on the fence on the others.
Blasphemy! Why do you hate boobs?
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Heart did ROCK. Nancy Wilson is the hottest looking girl guitarist EVER. That babe could friggin PLAY.
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Blasphemy! Why do you hate boobs?
Oh I'm not. That's the only reason I'm on the fence. Her acting was atrocious. I guess I could always wear ear plugs when watching re-runs of Charlie's Angels. Then it would be a brilliant show.
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
Oh I'm not. That's the only reason I'm on the fence. Her acting was atrocious. I guess I could always wear ear plugs when watching re-runs of Charlie's Angels. Then it would be a brilliant show.
I meant the tube tops and halter tops.
Ease of freeing the puppies was never so easy.
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Stevie Nicks could have sat on my face.



Actually I think about this kinda stuff a lot. It seems like a skipped generation or so occurs befer stuff seems kool again. Basically your grandparents generation.

Also, stuff that was cool during your "coming of age" is always endearing to that generation. Ever see Dazed and Confused? I coulda been in that movie... That was me about 1973-4-5.

During the foties and fifties there were a ton of movies looking to the "gay" 1890s, looking back to era of those folks grandparents.

In the sixties, the stuff from the twenties was cool.

The Thirties became cool during the seventies, - look at the baggy pants, cuffs, sweater vests, platform shoes.

I remember hearing alot of 40's swing music during the 80s and early 90's. Look at suits during the 80's early 90s with big shoulders etc. Pure forties.

The fifties were popular again during the seventies eighties and nineties due to the coming of age remembrance. Hollywood helped that, too.

In the nineties there began a fascination with sixties style and a lot of alterantive music tips its hat to 60s pop.

A few years ago there were eighties music oldie stations. Now there are 90's music oldies stations. Before that they were 50s then 60's. Each appealing to the listeners "coming of age years"
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Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
I meant the tube tops and halter tops.
Ease of freeing the puppies was never so easy.
One of my most memorable moments in my early teens was at the mall when a lady became dislodged from her tube top. I take back my previous comment. I'm off the fence
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Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
Stevie Nicks could have sat on my face.



Actually I think about this kinda stuff a lot. It seems like a skipped generation or so occurs befer stuff seems kool again. Basically your grandparents generation.

Also, stuff that was cool during your "coming of age" is always endearing to that generation. Ever see Dazed and Confused? I coulda been in that movie... That was me about 1973-4-5.

During the foties and fifties there were a ton of movies looking to the "gay" 1890s, looking back to era of those folks grandparents.

In the sixties, the stuff from the twenties was cool.

The Thirties became cool during the seventies, - look at the baggy pants, cuffs, sweater vests, platform shoes.

I remember hearing alot of 40's swing music during the 80s and early 90's. Look at suits during the 80's early 90s with big shoulders etc. Pure forties.

The fifties were popular again during the seventies eighties and nineties due to the coming of age remembrance. Hollywood helped that, too.

In the nineties there began a fascination with sixties style and a lot of alterantive music tips its hat to 60s pop.

A few years ago there were eighties music oldie stations. Now there are 90's music oldies stations. Before that they were 50s then 60's. Each appealing to the listeners "coming of age years"
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Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
Stevie Nicks could have sat on my face.


A few years ago there were eighties music oldie stations. Now there are 90's music oldies stations. Before that they were 50s then 60's. Each appealing to the listeners "coming of age years"
Recently I saw one of those 1/2 hour infomercials where they were hawking the oldies from the 90's. I have never felt older than at that moment.
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The seventies were a fairly decadent time, post birth control, pre-aids, All you worried about was herpes and crabs. Penicillin still worked.

Discos were intersting at first. The music was not what I wanted to hear, but GIRLS were there. If want to bag a deer, you go into the woods.

Later there was a country music thing tripped off by "Urban Cowboy." Same disco people were now faux cowboys. I went to those bars too. Same reason.

Seventies were was Classic Rock came from... Glam Rock like David Bowie, Mott The Hoople, T Rex, were great. Later New Dolls and Iggie Pop bridged that gap between Glam and Punk. Also progressive rock, and a lot of nice country rock.

Punk back then is not the same as punk today. Punk today is a lot more crappy. Punk back then was based on tunes. Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones, even Blondie was considered punk at first.

Colors were bad. Avocado and burnt oranges, etc.
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Colors were bad. Avocado and burnt oranges, etc.
Yup...they were flat out nasty. We had an avocado fridge and burnt orange counter tops...totally putrid. I blame that damned Brady bunch.
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Also pot was cheap. $105 got you a quarter pound. Break it into 4 ounces, sell three for $35 each and you smoked for free. It wasn't as strong as today, but you smoked more and it got you quite properly toasted. That was the era where I learned to love Stauffers French Bread Pizza.

We used to record LPs onto tape to preserve the vinyl. One time, we had some girls coming over, so about 6 songs into recording the tape we started playing with the speed control on the turntable making the music slow down and then very slowly ramp it back up to normal a few times.

So the girls came over and we're doing doobs and drinking wine (cheap pop wine), and after everyones all nice and buzzing and listening to the taped music (I think it was the Eagles or Doobie Bros) and suddenly the music went s....l.......o.............wwwwwwww for a few seconds then worked it it's way back to normal.

You could see the girls suddenly trying to hang onto the arm chairs trying too not float off. They were saying "wow I'm really stoned", and we were laughing and falling over, wiping tears from our eyes.
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I was there and care deeply about the hippie movement.

True Hippes see DNC in Chicago as a rallying point. Protesting the injustices of the Political Machines. They were also why NIxon couldn't escape. They tried to break up the good ole boy systems. I doubt that Watergate would have happened if Hippies didn't keep it pushed forward. The Good ole boys would have swept it under the carpet as had always been done.

Communes went from really trying, farming, working sharing to being enclaves of welfare fraud and ripping off those who would work. As a worker, I see those times as the reason that Socialism will never work.

They really were founders of the Green movement, kinda. Respect for the wilderness, being able to live in non destructive ways, protecting it, positive.

Grass, acid and PCP, many of my friends from back then can't balance a check book. The search for an expanded consciousness burned the only brain they had to work with. David Cosby is the poster boy.
Nixon fell because he pissed too many people off within the govt. didn't have a thing to do with us.

What you call socialism is part and parcel of civilisation. Again, you have wandered into a complex topic
that is off subject and about which you know very little.

Rachel Carson wasn't a hippy, neither were most of the Congressmen that listened to her. A lot of people played
a part.

Like I said, some did get burned. Others went on to run companies.
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eight tracks tapes. I had a recorder and would make tapes for the car. Once an LP I taped had a skip and I gently tapped the arm and made it move on, but it was now on tape.

So whenever I was listening to that tape and someone was in that car with me (a 1968 Camaro Convertible) it would get to that song and play back the skip... pop. pop. pop. Then I would slap the tape deck at the same time to skipping stopped, making it look like I stopped the tape from skipping. I got a lot of WTFs? from my passengers.
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the 930 made its debut in 75 and looked great in lime green (or ice green as Ferry deemed it)

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There were some real duds for automobiles in the 70's (ie: Gremlin). However there were definitely some classic, sweet cars that were born out of the 70's.
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Robin Williams has never been funny.
Nothing says more about you than this. Now I understand.

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the 930 made its debut in 75 and looked great in lime green (or ice green as Ferry deemed it)

Ah yes...the birth of the whale tail. Lovely... Eight tracks...(shivers) The seventies had a sad ending for me in the "Great Flood of '79" aka the "Easter Flood" All of Jackson was under water...downtown included. My parents house took 6' of water and we wern't even in a flood zone. My old man promptly informed me that my dream of becoming the next Tony Alva was over. "You're going to put down that skateboard boy, and start tearing out this sheet rock" I was crushed...life is hard.
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I loved the Big Fig.

Here's the tricky part!
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I like the way you think.

Miniskirt and knee-high boots, or Hot Pants and knee-high boots? This has got to be the toughest decision ever.

On "Mork and Mindy": Robin Williams is still popular today, but whatever became of Pam Dawber?
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LOL, I was about to make a similar comment....
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
So I pose the question, was there anything good that came out of the 70's?
Man, what a bunch of roadie weenies.

Three pages and no mention of this:

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That's because Roadies don't consider the MTB something good that came out of the 70's.
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