Friday, September 6, 2019

Back In The Day - SSS - September

Whoop whoop, what day is it? Well, it's not hump day, thankfully we are past that. It's FRI YAY! oh I mean Friday.
Which means what?? A writing challenge and which one today? Secret Subject Swap where several brave souls come up with a topic and it gets sent to another brave writing genius who then takes that topic and creatively turns it into a master piece for your reading entertainment. Or just an attempt to grab you for a few minutes and hold you hostage while you read some dribble. Oh no, that's the news and twitter.
Anywho... today we have six writers (including myself) participating and I hope you'll stop by each. The links are below:
Baking In A Tornado          
Wandering Web Designer    
Our Prime Years                   
Part-time Working Hockey Mom 

My SSS was submitted by Jenniy over at Climaxed The Blog. Thanks girl for sending me down memory lane.
Your “Secret Subject” is:
What is your favorite decade for music and aesthetics? Why that one? Share some of your favorites!

It was submitted by: 
I'm sure you've heard your grandparents say "back in my day" and it would immediately make our eyes roll. Well, now we are the ones saying it to our kids and grands. Oh lawdy help! We've become "those" people. LOL
Yes, I do catch myself saying, 'well when I was your age' or something similar far too often.
I'm not suggesting that life was better or that we were smarter but oh who am I kidding of course I am.
The clothes were cool, if you were into hippie gear or prairie skirts, bell bottoms and go go boots! Man I did love me some go go boots.
TV shows were family friendly. You didn't have to cover the kids ears or eyes during the show. It was good ol' clean wholesome entertainment.
Lawrence Welk, Hee Haw, The Brady Bunch, Happy Days, and real cartoons. Ahh yes those were the days.
How about music? Oh man. I had a stack of vinyls in both 45 and 33s. Oh wait, you don't know what I mean? Records! That would skip if you bumped them, scratch and get stuck but the music was pure and clean not altered due to electronics to make a person popular who really has no talent at all. Cough... We had it all. Rock, hippie, soul, jazz, country western (real country), blue grass, gospel, pop, dance, disco and rap was just coming onto the scene.
When was all this? The 70s man. THE best music. If you have satellite radio you can listen to the 70s on 7. It's my jam.
My love for music started at an early age. My mother and all her sisters were big Elvis fans. I grew up with the 50s music and felt I was born in the wrong era. It took me a few years to realize I love the 70s most of all. Most of my generation is stuck in the 80s and I did enjoy some of the 80s music but when I started researching different songs, via looking them up and downloading on iTunes, I quickly realized that my jam is the 70s. Who knew? Obviously not me.
Who and what are my favorites you ask? Okay you didn't but I'm gonna tell you anyway.
Here we go and be forewarned I'm eclectic in ALL things especially music.
Andy Gibb and Leif Garrett were my favorites growing up. Oh and Shaun Cassidy. Then I moved directly into KISS much to my mother's horror.
KC and the Sunshine Band, everyone wants to "shake your booty".
The Bee Gees
Wild Cherry
Pat Benatar okay that's the 80s
Carly Simon
Elton John
Village People
Rod Stewart
Jim Croce
James Brown
The Kinxs
Prince ***one of my top 5
Tina Turner
The Knack
Sly and the family stone
Gladys Knight
The B52s
Sugarhill Gang
Stevie Wonder
Michael Jackson
Donna Summer
David Bowie

Oh good gracious I better stop because this list is getting out of hand but obviously you see my taste in music pretty much goes from one end of the spectrum to another. If I started listing songs we'd surely be here for days as I have over 1500 on my iTunes. Or is it 15 gigs? I don't remember, it's that age thing. My daddy used to say he suffered from CRS and I think it must  be hereditary. What is CRS? Can't Remember $h!t.
I hope you enjoyed the list and if you don't recognize a name you'll look them up and give it a listen.




  1. That is a great list! I do miss ABBA, though.
    At the office we listen to "Vintage Radio" - they play bands from your list all day long, you'd love it!

  2. I was born in 1970, but I love the music from that era. My mom was a huge music lover and she definitely passed that on to us. (Rena)

  3. Love this list and agree with a lot of it. There's only 2 I have to look up!

  4. I grew up with an aunt who was only 6 years older than I so I fell in love with early rock & roll before I was a teen. This was the late 50s. I was in high school in the early 60s. So the music from those eras are prime for me. But I love all the 60s/70s war protest music as well. I enjoy a lot of songs from the 80s because that's when I met and married my soulmate.

    Ah, music, the soundtrack of our lives.

  5. I was born in 81, but my dad was always a fan of 60s and 70s music and the clothes, and I really took after him there. I wore a lot of his old clothes in middle school--the bell bottoms most of all. I still have his records from that era. The allman brothers and marshall tucker band are still some of my favorites. Elton John is still amazing. The movies were good, too. In music history class with Evan we're about to hit the 60s and 70s rock era, and I'm hyped!