Friday, August 6, 2010

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues...The Tooth Fairy Paid Out...Groovy

No, I don't have the blues! Just singing...
Thanks for the emails and comments regarding the Tooth Fairy's current rate.  The little lady gave up $1.00 and the Diva Daughter was super happy with this.  I actually think she was more pleased that the TF took the card she had made and left under her pillow, along with her tooth! 

I am happy it is Friday..'cause I love Fridays, but it also means I only have one more full day of vacation before going back to work!  Boo hiss!  What will I do my last day?  Hmmm....oh, work on REWIND WEEK 1970s!  Actually, I am finished with my Rewind project and can't wait to post pictures of it.  I also can't wait to post the pictures of all who participated!  This has been a really fun project and I am so happy that I got a chance to meet some new blogger friends through it.  I've also gotten exposed to other art mediums that I may not have even looked at before visiting the different blogs that are a part of the Bloggerette Sorority!

One of these artists I have been exposed to is Cindy Atkins. I invite you to slip over to a link party at I Owe It All To Him.  Cindy's question for today is:

What is your favorite song?

This is an easy peasy one for me to answer.  And it totally relates to Rewind Week 1970s!  Can you guess what it is by the last verse?

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn't play
And in the streets the children screamed
The lover cried, and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken
The three men I admire most
The Father, Son and Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died.

American Pie 1971

Don McClean's American Pie.  That girl who sang the blues, is one of my favorites....Janis Joplin (1943- 1970).
Janis Joplin
In the words of Janis, "Don't compromise yourself.  You are all you've got."

With that, I will leave you with some more images from the 1970s.  They are taken from television (my babysitter in the 70s), movies, politics, art, and war.  I hope you all come back during Rewind Week and have a look at what these beautiful, creative, ladies have made to share with us all.  So, get your lava lamps warming and turn up your Saturday Night Fever 8 track!  Remember, if it is too are too old!   

Saturday Night Fever 1977
TV History
Brady Bunch 1969-1974
Oil Crisis 1973
The Patridge Family 1970-1974
The fall of Saigon April 30, 1975
Danish Ad
Carter and Brezhnev 1979
The Electric Company 1971-1977

Farrah's famous poster (Farrah Fawcett 1947-2009)
The Muppet Show 1976-1981
Iran Hostage Crisis (Held Nov. 4, 1979 to Jan. 20, 1981)
I hope these images jog some memories for some of you.  For those too young to remember any of these things, take the opportunity to ask your mom or dad or grandparents about their memories of this decade.  I bet they will enjoy talking about their memories and feel great that you asked them.

Toodles for now!


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Angela,
Oh wow--I love that song too AND Janis and all your pics!!! Amazing!!!

I moved to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and at the time in the French Quarter there were t-shirts that said, "Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was gone!"

Thought you'd get a kick out of that, even though it was serious, people here try to inject humor to get thru it all

Thanks so much for joining in!!! And next week, I'm asking people's favorite movies!

Heather said...

How cool! Love the pictures! I remember watching the brady bunch in reruns (too young for the originals) and I remember my older brother having a poster of Farrah, he just loved her.

BelleSouth said...

As you already know, I'm not a big fan of the 70's, having lived through them, but thanks for posting all those pictures.

"Drove my Chevy to the Levee, but the Levee was gone" hahahahahaha! That's so funny Cindy! Humor really does help us get through tough times.

Cyndi said...

Ooooh, the Tooth Fairy has kept up with inflation! LOL!!! When she visited me last, I got a dime!

My gosh, I remember all of those things you posted...I had just started driving in 1973, so I definitely remember those gas lines! And "American Pie" was always one of my favorites, too. Every time I hear it I think of high school! *Sigh*

Looking forward to seeing all the projects.



Faye said...

Angela, what a delightful trip down memory lane! I loved seeing all the pictures and posters and the lyrics to the song. Thanks for sharing.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Lots of fun memories for this baby boomer! That's for sure. I LOVED the Partridge Family - the show AND their music. :) Thanks for such fun family and friend memories. :)

MosaicMagpie said...

Groovy Baby!
Janis had one great set of pipes!

dana said...

Loved my stroll through the 70s. I was in my 20s during that I clearly recall it all---the good and the not so good!! :)

How sweet that your girl made a card to go along with her tooth for the TF! That's really great!

Have a good Sunday! dana

Shelia said...

Hi Angela! Oh, I loved Don McClean and what a wonderful smooth voice he had. I had the very same album and loved Starry Starry Night!
Oh, I've got to send you my picture! I will after church today.
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Angela~ What a great idea! Rewind Week! One of the best things about blogging is all of the great ideas that I have heard about since I started. I am still being amazed. I am trying to come up with some type of challenge or swap to do for my blog and having a hard time coming up with anything new! I will be by to check out rewind week.

Take care and thanks for sharing~ Sherry.