Happy July 4th everyone! I hope ya'll have a happy, healthy, safe, sane 4th! I plan a great day. Of course the usual fare...some sparklers, fireworks,
good food and good friends and laughs and general good times.
Got to thinking tho...remembering the 80's. Things seemed better than. Perhaps it was because I was leaner and meaner and younger.
The food tasted
better...the cookout meats and salads and such...I got my theories relevant to that but that is for another thread topic. Things seemed
simpler...maybe when we are older, we kinda look back on the olden days with rose colored glasses somewhat...I dunno.
Even tv seemed more entertaining...funnier sitcoms, better mystery shows and none of those phoney reality shows that are anything but real...all
I plan on playing my 80's music vids and cd discs and eating hearty.
The music was better. I really loved rockin the 80's. The music groups gave you your monies worth at concerts and on music videos and guest tv
appearances. There was lotsa color and energy and even costumes of sorts...not just some zombie bunch like now, standing still and performing in
clothes that look old and dirty and slept in. Skin head hair...they stand stiff in one spot and never move. Some even have the thousand yard
stare...is there anything even in there, behind those eyes?
I loved the way David Lee Roth or the Motley bunch or Poison crew or Angus Young/AC/DC would move around...do splits, back flips and so on. You could
not only "feel" the energy but it was contagious. Sure, my mister used to make fun of some of the jewelry/makeup and long hair at times but he loved
the music just the same as I did. I kinda liked the long hair and some of the guys that were just too darned "pretty".
Joey Tempest from the band
Europe, for instance. Yum. You went to a concert, ya got lights and pyrotechnics and ultra sound. The crowds actually looked happy and like they were
having fun. I just would feel naturally "happy" and get so much energy from the music from back in the day....the 80's. I loved Poison and Motley Crue
and AC/DC and Europe and Queensryche and so many of the others. Even the Mick, (Mick Jagger) and his buds...energy up the kazzoo. I sometimes think
the oldies groups still rock pretty well...older, like fine wine, getting better with age.
I liked the muscle cars. Then, they started phazing out some...stoppped making certain ones...yet, they are starting to make a come back...Camaros and
Challengers and such. Glad for that. They just plain "look" better!
We had antics of some politicians to really laff about...oh wait...we still have that sometimes....take "Weiner", for
instance...(congressman/senator)...I can't recall right now. Clinton stold the show at times with his various antics. The "Bush" baby came later.
Sure, the 80's was not without it's own set of problems and tragedies....maybe it's just me, reliving my youth and looking back. They say you can
never go home...that nothing is forever or stays the same...so true. It feels like fun to try tho. Hubby remembers how I'd get energized from the 80's
rock so whenever he wants his shed neatened up, he brings out the portable disc player and puts on my favs and as if by magic, his shed gets done up
by this ole fairy princess that dreams she still looks like Lita Ford.
or Stevie Nicks or some such.
Well, have a great holiday all. Eat, drink and make merry. Be safe with the 4th "stuff". I long for the day when Patriotism will feel more "right"
again. Blessings and love to all!
edit on 1-7-2013 by shrevegal because: spelling error