Sunday, March 14, 2010
Still cloudy and rainy up here.
The snow is vanishing rapidly.
I finished up with the SpotBot--cleaned and dried--set it by the door.
Karma rubbed all over it and kept it company for a while.
Last night Leah was helping out on PBS again. That's the top of her head in between the hosts...
...and bottom left.
They were manning the phones for a program I really enjoyed!
I was the perfect age (13) for this huge event.
I remember the whole family in the living room--I was sitting cross-legged on the carpet watching Ed introduce them.
Was the first time I laid eyes on them. We don't scream much in the Midwest, but I was instantly hooked--mouth agape.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Had an instant crush on John. Yes--I was a John fan. Pictures of him in my locker. Even tho most of the girls loved Paul--there was just something more unconventional about John.
Anyone around my age probably remembers the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. Just like you remember watch Kennedy's assassination, men walking on the moon...
Those were the days that families actually watched the one TV together on Sunday nights.
I also thought Peter was sooo cute and sweet. He almost giggled as he sang. But he made what we called "bubble gum" music and I was almost embarrassed to admit I liked him.
Listening and watching this special last night was a real hoot!
By the time I was 16--there was Jim Morrison! We thought he was so sexy and mysterious. Went to a live concert in Minneapolis with girl friends.
I think it was Patricia who brought binoculars. We had heard that he didn't wear any underwear under those leather pants. We all peeked and giggled--but wouldn't have even recognized what we were a little afraid to see--hehe!
He appeared to be drunk or stoned and didn't sing all that well--or act like he was even concerned about being there. But I can say I saw him. [Now Jimi Hendrix put on a terrific show--awesome! I liked him even better after seeing him live.]
Years later--The Doors sound so dark and sad. Perfect for teenage angst, I guess.
Anyways, that PBS program was great! All the songs from my teenage years. Really brought me back. So funny to watch some of the early bands from 1964-1966. They were considered so wild and dangerous--in their matching suits--ROFL! What fun!
I took breaks--it is now after 7pm. Moving very slowly today--hehe!