Friday, April 17, 2009

Hey Foxy Lady

So yesterday I'm talking to a friend who says, "What are you doing tomorrow?
Without a thought in my head I say, "Well a bunch of stuff but in the afternoon Ashley is going to come over and we are going to lie out."
They started laughing.
I'm all, "What? What's so funny?"
"That just sounds so 70's"
Really? Does it?
It started me thinking about the 70's. I was born in 1969 so I "grew up" in the 70's. Back in the day of no cell phones, no laptops, or computers period, no IPods, no txt messages, IM's, Facebook. Back when we left in the morning during Summer and no one heard from us until night. I walked to the bus by myself. I never looked at my parents for something to do. I didn't txt my Dad from the bus and tell him my brother was getting on my nerves. (Which by the way, Saige did. My Dad would not have liked that one little bit in the middle of his work day). It does seem like a whole other universe.
These are some of the great things that DID come out of the 70's. The "befores" of all our stuff now.
1. Cassette Tapes- remember these. I used to set them up by my clock radio to record music. I never needed and Itunes gift cards for that.
2. The good old sun tan lotion that turned your skin orange.
3. Helen Reddy- "I AM Woman!"
4. Hawii Five -0.
5. Good old platform shoes.
6. Farrah Fawcett in her pretty red suit, Let us not forget the "car phone" with the curly cord that the angels had.
7. Mash- Who didn't love Hawk Eye and Radar. It was like the 70's version of Seinfeld.
8. "Sit on it" My brother was Fonzie one year for Halloween and he rode his yellow banana bike to school.
9. "Go Ask Alice." when she's just this small.... The movie, the book, the song.
10. Judy Blume and "Are You There God It's Me Margaret."

Okay, I could go on and on but I gotta go get those kids up. I loved the 70's with it's Tiger Beat and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Outsiders, Marcus Welby and guess what? The first Earth Day was in the April 22 1970.

Our "Laying Out" Playlist...
Morning Has Broken
Hot Child In the City
You're So Vain
Daydream Believer
Never Rains In Southern California
Blinded By the Light
Seasons In the Sun
Afternoon Delight
Witchy Woman
Evil Woman
Magic Man
Sister Golden Hair
Crazy Horse
Smokin' In the Boys Room
My Eyes Adored You
Spill That Wine
We Are Family
The Cover of the "Rolling Stone"
Have You Never Been Mellow
Hot Blooded
Don't Stop Til' You Get Enough
Carefree Highway
Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Dancing In the Moonlight
Looks Like We Made It
Just A Song Before I Go...


Kathy said...

"1. Cassette Tapes- remember these. I used to set them up by my clock radio to record music."

LOL!!! Been there. Done that.

11. Learning to Embroider. How else were you going to get a Peace Sign and those daisies on your jeans. Afterall, it's not like you can buy them that way.

Andy said...

Great list. I would add:

10CC - The Things We do For Love
Ace - How Long
Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle
England Dan & John ford Coley - Id Really Love To See You Tonight
Gary Wright - Dreamweaver
Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds - Fallin In Love
Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
Kenny Loggins - This Is It
Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Looking Glass - Brandy
Maxine Nightengale - Get Right Back To Where We Started From
Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind
Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way
Player - Baby Come Back
Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen
Toto - Hold The Line

I could go on and on. Looks like a CD I need to burn for you.

christina said...

amy i love that playlist! maybe we could do a 70's inspired yoga class to it! ummm? what would that be like?

Kathy said...

Love the play lists!!

I now have an overwhelming urge to grab my Baby Oil, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (double album)covered in Tin Foil and head outside.........

Brother Chris said...

Let's not forget that Foreigner album, where there all standing on the platform at the train station with their suitcases. Or how about KISS - Back in the New York Groove. Or Kansas, or Boston, or Barry Manilow crooning "Looks Like We Made It"...

Great stuff, good job sis, but they didn't have Google in the 70's so don't play that Marcus Welby crap with me - you never watched that. And tell Chachi I'll be by the bus stop Monday to teach him 70's tricks that would annoy any sister:)

Brother Chris said...

Oh I almost forgot: Poseidon Adventure, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Spy Who Loved Me, and what about the forever-underrated My Bodyguard, with a fresh-faced Matt Dillon playing the school thug?

As Archie and Edith sang: "Those were the days..."

twist said...

I've been so worried about how hard you've been working over here; I'm glad you were able to take the day. I just hope you got all the paint off before lying wouldn't want any pesky white spots.

AmyQ said...

Undone? Love it.

Lula! said...

GO ASK ALICE!!!! I love that book...but I didn't know there was a movie. Must check that out.

Love your playlist...I totally love the music of the 70's (hello--ELO--greatest band ever!) and cannot understand why others rag on it so.

I used to record songs off Casey Kasam's American Top 40...every Sunday, baby. Who needed iTunes when one could literally make a mixed tape? Brilliant.

Lula! said...

p.s. Totally copying your "lie out" playlist and calling it, "Amy's Flashback."

And I'm not the least bit embarrassed that I already own most of those songs.

p.p.s. You should see me go off when someone teases me for having Bread, Barry Manilow, Cliff Richard, and Gary Wright on my iPod. I'm all, "DO NOT MAKE FUN--that's some seriously good music."

Anonymous said...

I want something new already. Entertain me

Lora said...

I must. I must. I must increase my bust.

I lay out. And listen to old mixtapes that my friends made me in highschool while I do it. It makes me feel 16, but in a good way. A good carcinogenic way. You are more than welcome to join me anytime