Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Overdue for a Shower....

So if I don't lose blog followers based on this post's title alone....what I am referring to is the Monday Music Shower.

I'm overdue! Monday was a holiday here (also in Canada, but it was Family Day, not President's Day --- see this post here for some great pics!) so I didn't get a chance to post what is one of my favorite energizing songs....


I thought there was a party going on here....
Just even the first few chords can get ya going, huh??

Every time I see this video, I am so amazed at the dancing. I love love love the solos ---- especially the "nerd guy" who does the robot moves. I wonder how many times they had to do this scene!

This is definitely how I would've loved my prom to be! lol

Excuse me while I find a shiny chiffon prom dress, tease my hair and put on some electric blue eyeshadow....

And if you are a follower of this blog, you know I love learning about everything so I did some googling and according to one website about 1980's prom dresses:

In the early 80's, prom dresses worn by young ladies were very appealing and fashionable. Majority of the girls wore a long gown that nearly touched their ankles and the floor. The dresses brought out their innocence and sweetness when they began to walk in the ballroom. Young ladies often changed their dress in harmony with the type of music aired at the prom.

WHAT!!?? "...bringing out their innocent"...what, with all the pink? "..often changed their dress with the type of music".....how many dresses did they bring to the prom? And can you see the DJ playing Culture Club's "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" and a girl saying "DJ, wait, wait.......I can't possibly dance to that without my seafoam green taffeta dress with the victorian lace neckline. And I must spike my bangs the other way...."

Or, a girl doing an extreme makeover into fiercely slicked back hair, red lips and a up-to-there black mini dress in order to dance to Robert Palmer's Simply Irrestible??

I know the 80's was a "fast" decade, but that's like bogus (to use some of the lingo)!

ps -- After listening to Simply Irrestible, I may have to use it for next week's Monday Music Shower.... :)

What's your favorite thing from the 80's?

1 comment:

  1. New to your blog- wow what a read! You have a way with words... ever think about writing?

    I just had to comment on your 80's post, as I consider myself the ultimate authority on all things 80's! So check it out- I graduated from high school in 1981 (white eyelet prom dress with "spaghetti straps" borrowed from a friend), got married in 1985 (victorian style wedding dress, seafoam green bridesmaid dresses!) and had my boys in 1986 and 1989. (and THEY are my 2 favorite things from the 80's!) And lastly... I listened to the soundtrack from Footloose in my car for years, until one of my toddlers unravelled the cassette tape!

    So glad I found you! See you on A Swap For All Seasons! Linda


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