gotta love the 80's


Re: gotta love the 80's

Postby sin on February 18th, 2011, 7:25 pm

Know what you mean about the ipod Sue.. Just ask Rockie & Wren what was on mine..Lol 50's, 60's, 70's and some country.
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Re: gotta love the 80's

Postby jill on February 18th, 2011, 8:31 pm

TomEC wrote:So last week I posted the following in the thread "Favorite Music" and no one payed any attention to it. It seems to fit with this discussion so here it is again. This is part of my take on the late seventies and early eighties:

So last night, while I was working, I found myself spending a while with some old familiar music I used to hear on the radio while I was growing up. Trooper, BTO (Bachman–Turner Overdrive), Martha and the Muffins, Simon and Garfunkel, Sweeney Todd, Steppenwolf, and a bunch of others, when I came upon one I hadn't listened to for a long time that really energized me "Magic Power" by Triumph. It still has the magic. Image

That song recalled to my mind a time when a teenage boy lived for girls, cars, and his stereo. He didn't care if his car was a junker as long as it was lined with shag carpet, had fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror,and a killer stereo system (either 8-track or cassette). My older brother fit that mold perfectly; me, not so much. Still, it was the world I grew up in and I experienced it through my brother's eyes and remember it fondly.



Steppenwolf will always hold a special place in my heart. Because we all are Born to Be Wild. I learn to drive to that song incidentally. Scared my father witless lol...
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Re: gotta love the 80's

Postby sin on February 18th, 2011, 10:39 pm

rought oh..remind me to be off the road sis...:P
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Re: gotta love the 80's

Postby terri on February 24th, 2011, 5:43 pm

wren wrote:
terri wrote:Many people LOVED the 70's too. I have a little hate on for the 70's unfortunately but it's not the era's fault. I blame my parents. Being trapped in the car for 26 hours and being bombarded by bad 70's music. There was nothing I could do but listen and listen and listen some more. Although I did like the Who and of course they didn't listen to them.

Sigh... sorry Sin. Maybe I just never gave the poor 70's a chance after the audio abuse my parents forced on my poor ears. LOL

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Oh Terri...you're not the only one. How my teen sons can relate to you in road trip/music combos. :oops: Even being trapped with me in a car just running errands around town has hurt Thing2's thoughts about certain artists or songs. It is all my fault that he can't tolerate Bob Segar, especially his signature song "Old Time Rock & Roll." He can't bear to listen to that song & could happily never hear it again in his lifetime! Image The sad thing is he would have probably liked Bob Segar's music had I not bombarded him with my CD, especially by playing particular fave songs on a regular basis while riding in the car. I truly didn't realize that it was bothering my sons. Image The only Bob Segar song he does like is "Turn the Page" which has more to do with the fact that Metallica, one of his top bands, did an excellent cover of it.

Though he likes several styles of music and is learning to play guitar, Thing2 prefers metal or rock. He finally explained to me his problem with the way I listen to my music is that if I like a song, or if I'm learning the song lyrics or harmony, I play it over & over and the repetition drives him nuts. That's with any of my music, poor guy! :roll: Thing1 loves singing & is learning to play piano. Since he is open to a wide variety of music, he is a bit more patient with my repetition, but Thing1 has the occasional song where I can tell (maybe it's that look on his face?) that it's not a song he wants to sing or hear over & over, even to please his dear mother. Image

After hearing of your plight with long car rides & being turned off to the 70s by listening to bad (to your ears) 70s music, you can put the blame on me for doing almost the same thing to my kids! Image The main difference is they get "audio abuse," as you put it, from many decades...1950s - 2000s. I'm happy they still like Jim Croce, because I learned what was happening before I burned them out on his music! Image

This is why they were so happy when we surprised them with nano iPods for birthdays a couple of years ago. Now, if I don't play my music too loud, they can listen to what they wish! 8-)

♥ wren...who didn't mean to bombard her kids with unpleasant music (to their ears) repetitively!


Oh Wren! Your poor kids! LOL
I do understand loving something and thus listening to it a few times but jeez... why would you want to learn the words! Maybe that's my problem. I wouldn't want to sing it. It is quite funny when I occasionally do try to sing a song... I sorta create my own words really. It would be embarrassing if I cared but I really don't. So at least you'll get the words right Wren!

And it sounds like your son does try to tolerate it when he can. Bonus points for him!

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Re: gotta love the 80's

Postby wren on February 24th, 2011, 7:32 pm

terri wrote:
Oh Wren! Your poor kids! LOL
I do understand loving something and thus listening to it a few times but jeez... why would you want to learn the words! Maybe that's my problem. I wouldn't want to sing it. It is quite funny when I occasionally do try to sing a song... I sorta create my own words really. It would be embarrassing if I cared but I really don't. So at least you'll get the words right Wren!

And it sounds like your son does try to tolerate it when he can. Bonus points for him!

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Image I dunno, Terri, I've been singing all of my life. I guess because my whole family sang together. My Daddy can sing anything! Image My Momma & my sisters & I often sang with him on long car trips, at home, when he performed with bands...and I was in church & school choirs as long as I can remember. Our grandparents sang to us & with us, and my maternal grandfather played guitar. I'm not a trained soprano like Sue (I sing Alto) but I always sang with my elementary classes before I had kids, and I've always sang to my sons. Duncan bebops along with me, as he is a born singer, too. Donovan will sing along when he wishes, and he writes his own songs. He's done that since he was 4yo. It's just that they're in high school now, and they're developing their own tastes in music, even though they do like most of my music. Besides, you know me...words are kind of my thing! Image :lol:

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Re: gotta love the 80's

Postby TomEC on February 24th, 2011, 7:38 pm

wren wrote:
terri wrote:
Oh Wren! Your poor kids! LOL
I do understand loving something and thus listening to it a few times but jeez... why would you want to learn the words! Maybe that's my problem. I wouldn't want to sing it. It is quite funny when I occasionally do try to sing a song... I sorta create my own words really. It would be embarrassing if I cared but I really don't. So at least you'll get the words right Wren!

And it sounds like your son does try to tolerate it when he can. Bonus points for him!

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Image I dunno, Terri, I've been singing all of my life. I guess because my whole family sang together. My Daddy can sing anything! Image My Momma & my sisters & I often sang with him on long car trips, at home, when he performed with bands...and I was in church & school choirs as long as I can remember. Our grandparents sang to us & with us, and my maternal grandfather played guitar. I'm not a trained soprano like Sue (I sing Alto) but I always sang with my elementary classes before I had kids, and I've always sang to my sons. Duncan bebops along with me, as he is a born singer, too. Donovan will sing along when he wishes, and he writes his own songs. He's done that since he was 4yo. It's just that they're in high school now, and they're developing their own tastes in music, even though they do like most of my music. Besides, you know me...words are kind of my thing! Image :lol:

♥ wren


I'm with you wren. I like to learn the words to all my favorite songs and belt 'em out. Heck, it's often the words that make me like a song in the first place.
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Re: gotta love the 80's

Postby wren on February 24th, 2011, 7:40 pm

TomEC wrote:
wren wrote:
terri wrote:
Oh Wren! Your poor kids! LOL
I do understand loving something and thus listening to it a few times but jeez... why would you want to learn the words! Maybe that's my problem. I wouldn't want to sing it. It is quite funny when I occasionally do try to sing a song... I sorta create my own words really. It would be embarrassing if I cared but I really don't. So at least you'll get the words right Wren!

And it sounds like your son does try to tolerate it when he can. Bonus points for him!

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Image I dunno, Terri, I've been singing all of my life. I guess because my whole family sang together. My Daddy can sing anything! Image My Momma & my sisters & I often sang with him on long car trips, at home, when he performed with bands...and I was in church & school choirs as long as I can remember. Our grandparents sang to us & with us, and my maternal grandfather played guitar. I'm not a trained soprano like Sue (I sing Alto) but I always sang with my elementary classes before I had kids, and I've always sang to my sons. Duncan bebops along with me, as he is a born singer, too. Donovan will sing along when he wishes, and he writes his own songs. He's done that since he was 4yo. It's just that they're in high school now, and they're developing their own tastes in music, even though they do like most of my music. Besides, you know me...words are kind of my thing! Image :lol:

♥ wren


I'm with you wren. I like to learn the words to all my favorite songs and belt 'em out. Heck, it's often the words that make me like a song in the first place.


What you said, Thomas! :D 8-)
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Re: gotta love the 80's

Postby sin on February 24th, 2011, 10:38 pm

terri wrote:I sorta create my own words really. It would be embarrassing if I cared but I really don't.

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You are in good company Terri.. GWL does the same thing.. Sometimes I either want to freeze him or blow him up..'specially if it is a favorite of mine.. Lol
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Re: gotta love the 80's

Postby terri on February 25th, 2011, 12:37 am

LOL... Yah, Thomas & Wren kudos.

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Re: gotta love the 80's

Postby Denise on February 25th, 2011, 1:29 am

Don't forget the Swatch watch! Layered Oxford shirts, turned up collars.... yes, those were my high school and college days. Fond memories of the 80's.
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