Twisted Mix Tape 48 – My Life Could Have Been a Musical

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If My Life Had A Soundtrack….. Thanks Sarah who claims to be Sadder BUT Wiser, I beg to differ this week as this topic has me stumped.

Do I do the Soundtrack of my whole life? You know… but that it is like Seminal songs, and we did that. Or is it? So there’s that.

Is it the Soundtrack of my life right now? Because right now I have a headache and I’m pretty sure that soundtrack would suck.

Or my headache free life?

Let’s start here……

I mean – I am feeling Nothing.

I was 5 when I first heard the soundtrack for A Chorus Line playing in my house. I was probably 8 when I got to see it in a “real” theater in Chicago. I was amazed, blown away, it was magic. And now I have my theme.

 

When I was 9 the movie Hair opened. My parents had seen the play live in Germany, and couldn’t wait to share it with their musical loving children. (we had already been indoctrinated to Oklahoma, South Pacific, etc) but this was different. This was more than a musical, it was a political protest. This was my indoctrination into the Vietnam war. I’m not sure what my parents were thinking. My memories of the movie as a child are of songs like Aquarius, Let the Sunshine In, Black Boys, Easy to be Hard, and Colored Spade. I don’t remember the more traumatizing images of a group of friends torn apart by war. Watch it now. Now that you’re all growed up.

The song that can always put in a good mood, even now, I crank it and sing my heart out is Aquarius.

 

soundtrack of my life - me as wendy
This is me playing Wendy in Peter Pan

 

I have mentioned before, but I know you weren’t paying attention (sorry I am projecting my husband on you), but I went to theater camp for 11 years. Yes 11. That means I was in 11 theater productions. The last one I was in was West Side Story, I played Anita. I had grown up listening to the soundtrack, but it didn’t click until I was actually in the play. You are probably expecting an Anita song now. But instead I’ll play you one that more closely represents my life in 1987 (the year I played Anita). And I don’t mean my mom was a junkie and my dad was a drunk. Just maybe, I was a little teeny weeny bit delinquent. And anyway, it was fun.

I just changed my mind, welcome to my life. (btw it was going to be Gee Officer Krupke)

Instead let’s go here. My dad didn’t just love musicals he was in them too. You know he practiced what he preached, which made it easier for me to practice what he preached. Whatever. Anyway. My dad is long past now, but my favorite play he was ever in was Guys and Dolls, he played Guy Masterson. I love to hear this song. Once it was because it reminded me so much of him. Also I love it. Now I love it, it reminds me of him, and it reminds me a little of me.

Rocking the Boat

 

Then one day, many, many, many, many years later, I met my husband. He was an awesome (shoot I said was, I mean is, yes is…) guy. We had a ton of fun, and a veeeerrrrryyyy long honeymoon period. Thanks to God’s decision to let us figure out for ourselves that if we were going to have a child it would be through adoption. So we had a lot of “married with no children” fun, saw a ton of musicals. And this one stuck with both of us.

There Once Was A Man from The Pajama Game

 

But sometimes.

Sometimes I think there is only one song that represents my life.

It’s this…..this is my life…..

 

Now get un-stumped, if you were. And join in the fun! We’re all friends here. Or we better be. I showed you mine…

These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I really do listen to every mix and I don’t want you to wait). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Try and check out at least two of the other players or more! (everyone wants to share their tunes with you). Here’s my new idea. Why don’t you at least listen to the person before you, and the person after you. That way our last to join isn’t the last one out??

Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!

Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try to visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.

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AND NOW, THE LIST OF ALL LISTS

March 4 – If My Life Had A Soundtrack… (Thank you Sarah from The Sadder but Wiser Girl)
March 11 – Great Cover Songs
March 18 – If I’m at a Party I Better Hear this Song! (in honor of St Pat’s)
March 25 – Forbidden Love (you choose why it’s forbidden!)
April 1 – In honor of April Fool’s (also because it’s been 6 weeks) YOUR CHOICE! What do you want to spin for us?
April 8 – Songs that you always knew were good, but blew you away when you heard them Live! (thank you again Kerri:-))
April 15 – These Lyrics Are Genius! (Thank you to Miss Cyn K!)

We have also created a Facebook group for MixTape, please join us!

Not only did I redesign this site, I also redesigned Raised on the Radio. It’s a brand new era with lots of changes. We would love for you to guest post, share any and all musical experiences! I will be moving all of our content over in a mix of old and new posts! Hope to see you there!

 

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Twisted Mix Tape 47 – A Guilty Pleasures Playlist – The Truth Comes Out

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Hello Everyone! It’s so nice to see you again, I hope you like my new blog design, I did it all myself and I’m pretty proud of it! I also have a new blog button, the old one works still, but if you want to switch things up a bit, go ahead and grab it!

Speaking of being proud of something….

Or Not….

Every week our mix tape has a theme, and this week our theme is Guilty Pleasures: Songs or Bands you hate to admit you love, offered to us by Sarah The Sadder But Wiser Girl.

This mix is way too easy for me to make, I mean really, I have never hidden the fact that I love The Bee Gees, George Michael, The Carpenters, ABBA and basically every cheesy 70’s song out there.

So wait. Maybe this will be harder than I thought. If I’m not afraid to admit it, then…. well, I’ll dig a little deeper for you folks. You’re welcome.

A Guilty Pleasures Playlist

Gold – Britt Nicole It was actually a Facebook post that introduced me to this song. It has an amazing message, all girls should listen to it on repeat until they can’t stand it anymore but the message is ingrained in their brain.

 

You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift Because, she has an amazing voice and a gift for catchy tunes, and yes, there are more than one Taylor songs on my iPod. Also, I love this video.

 

What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction Thank you Just Dance 4 for this one. I know the dance by heart, and it’s always my first choice when we head to the basement for a dance party.

 

Even the Nights Are Better – Air Supply I’m sorry, but if you were a teenager in the 80’s I think you’d be lying if you said that a little Air Supply didn’t make you wax nostalgic. For me it’s in a good way, so they still have a place on my iPod.

 

Don’t Turn Around – Ace of Base Yes I have their Greatest Hits, yes I had to listen to all of them to decide which to put on the list. BTW my sister hates Ace of Base, there’s not a lot of things that annoy her, so this is that ace up my sleeve.

 

When I Get You Alone – Glee Cast. Guess what? If it wasn’t for Glee I probably wouldn’t know ANY pop songs at all. I didn’t even know this song was Robin Thicke until this year, but I’ve been listening to it for 3 years as part of my playlist of Glee’s Greatest Hits (my choice, not theirs). Also, since we are spilling the beans, I have downloaded more Glee songs than any other artist. (Of course I owned over 1000 CD’s pre-iPod that I uploaded). And this is an AMAZING version. Give it a listen, you won’t be sorry.

 

So now it’s your turn to spill the beans. Come on, don’t be shy! We’re all friends here, it’s like a sleepover party, we’re playing truth or dare, and you get truth.

These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I really do listen to every mix and I don’t want you to wait). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Try and check out at least two of the other players or more! (everyone wants to share their tunes with you).

Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!

Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try to visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.

NOW PLAY

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And now, The List of all Lists

February 25 – Guilty Pleasures-the songs and or groups that you hate to admit that you love… (Thank you Sarah from The Sadder but Wiser Girl)
March 4 – If My Life Had A Soundtrack…
March 11 – Great Cover Songs
March 18 – If I’m at a Party I Better Hear this Song! (in honor of St Pat’s)
March 25 – Forbidden Love (you choose why it’s forbidden!)
April 1 – In honor of April Fool’s (also because it’s been 6 weeks) YOUR CHOICE! What do you want to spin for us?
April 8 – Songs that you always knew were good, but blew you away when you heard them Live! (thank you again Kerri 🙂 )
April 15 – These Lyrics Are Genius! (Thank you to Miss Cyn K!)

We have also created a Facebook group for MixTape, please join us!

Not only did I redesign this site, I also redesigned Raised on the Radio. It’s a brand new era with lots of changes. We would love for you to guest post, share any and all musical experiences! I will be moving all of our content over in a mix of old and new posts! Hope to see you there!

 

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Twisted MixTape 42 – 80’s New Wave

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This week’s theme is to make a mixtape of your favorite dance music or dance club mixes. It was requested by our very good friend of mixtape – Kir from The Kir Corner. She lost her brother suddenly at the end of they year, he loved music so much. And especially mixing up the dance music as a DJ.

What better way to honor his life than to boogie on down with him in mind?

There are three distinctive times in my life dance or club music were prominent.

In the mid-late 80’s first at under age clubs; our’s was called McGreevy’s or lovingly McSleezy’s. It was strictly under 18, with a bar, so that was cool. Because, you know, you could walk up to the bar and order a coke.  Then when I passed the 18 benchmark I was old enough to play with the big folks and spend the end of the 80’s hanging out at Medusa’s – the hottest alternative dance club in Chicago.

Random 80’s memory alert: Do you remember creepers? They were like wearing Doc Martins, but more like a shoe with an even bigger sole and wider rounded toes?

In my mid 20’s we (me, my sister, and our friend Chris, a boy, who could seriously dance) started going to a club in Chicago (that for the life of me I can’t remember the name of) which only played disco music. Now THAT rocked! They had the colored floor ala Saturday Night Fever, the disco ball, even the freaks dressing up like it was still the 70’s. However I really covered the 70’s pretty thoroughly over at Raised on the Radio for this post. So if you’re craving 70’s disco head over there.

And then there was the late 90’s (my late 20’s) my sister and I were both unmarried with really good jobs and basically had more money than we knew what to do with. OK not really. But we had enough to take two cruises a year and that was AWESOME! We got so into it, bought the ball gowns for the formal dinners and everything. We loved it so much that I got married on a cruise ship! Wait…where was I going? Oh right! Disco on the cruise ship! I was so not listening to pop music in the 90’s certainly not club music. But thanks to those cruises there will be some songs I will never forget, even if I try to scrub my brain from the inside out and stick hot pokers into my ears.

Enough time has not passed to make me revisit songs like Mambo #5 and I’m Blue (Da Ba Dee) but, amazingly, enough has passed that I actually find I enjoy listening to the songs from my first foray into clubbing.

Stomping With My Creepers and Bringing The House Down

This is me, sitting in the hall in high school. I saved that jacket that I bought at the most famous thrift shop in Chicago, Flashy Trash. I paid 8 bucks. Someday I bet Isaiah will love to have it! Ha.
This is me, sitting in the hall in high school. Some things to note: there is a green vine drawn from the corner of my eye, down my face. I have multiple piercings in my left ear and that FU look, it was permanant. I saved that jacket – I bought at the most famous thrift shop in Chicago, Flashy Trash. Paid 8 bucks, Isaiah will thank me someday. Ha.

 

And now….if everyone could please follow me to the dark side? Here you will see a 18yo Jen, well, you won’t recognize her. But she will be doing a dance that could only be described as the stomp. Basically hundreds of kids stomping their feet in time to the beat in their giant creepers or Doc Martin’s on the second floor of an old brownstone in Chicago to a new trend that would be known in the future as 80’s New Wave Music. It’s a wonder the floor never caved in.

Ministry with Everyday is Halloween – By the way, this song was our anthem. “Why are you dressed like it’s halloween?”

 

The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

 

Siouxsie & The Banshees with Cities in Dust

 

The Cure – Close To Me

 

Sorry I just got so darn nostalgic I couldn’t leave this one out.
The Cure – Love Cats

 

New Order – Blue Monday

That's me on the left, it's a year later and I'm attempting to grow out a green mohawk. That explains the odd color and shape of my hair, although I think I was pretty stylin then.  And Yes - I'm hiding a cigarette behind my back. And doing a bad job of it.
That’s me on the left, it’s a year later and I’m attempting to grow out a green mohawk. That explains the odd color and shape of my hair, although I think I was pretty stylin then. And Yes – I’m hiding a cigarette behind my back. And doing a bad job of it.

 

You guys have been so awesome! I appreciate you coming to play so much, now share your MixTape with all of us. The best part of this party is we get to hear so much music that may be new, may be forgotten or may be just what you wanted to hear right now.

These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I really do listen to every mix and I don’t want you to wait). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Try and check out at least two of the other players or more! (everyone wants to share their tunes with you).

Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!

Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try to visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.

NOW PLAY

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And now, The List of all Lists

January 28 – One of your friends is feeling down and needs to feel better. Make a mix to make him/her feel better. This can be songs you know your friend will love or songs meant to cheer someone up. You decide.
February 4 – A mix to Get Motivated. Whether it’s to workout, write or just get out of bed. Mix it up!
February 11 – Love to Love you baby. (Or friend or kid or dog or cat, whatever)
February 18 – We’re back to your choice, play us what you want, we’ll listen!
February 25 – Guilty Pleasures-the songs and or groups that you hate to admit that you love… (Thank you Sarah from The Sadder but Wiser Girl)
March 4 – If My Life Had A Soundtrack…

 

If you’re still here, thanks! I would love it if you checked out my site, Raised on the Radio we got hacked a few weeks ago and are eeeekkkking our way back up the search engine ranks, any click-thru or better yet share will help us get back to our rightful place!

Ten Things of Thankful – The Remembering What’s Important Edition

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And just when you think you’ve gotten out, they suck you right back in again.

So here I am, for another short list of Thankfuls. Bet this one’ll surprise you.

I am thankful my blog (raised on the radio) got hacked. What you say? Are you crazy? Maybe. But the next 3 thankfuls will tell you why.

I am thankful for hackrepair.com, he seems like a big showy place, but he’s really one guy, who gives you his utmost attention and works until the deal is done. Also answering every piddly silly question you I can come up with. Not to mention he’s very reasonable.

I am thankful that by meeting him he also locked down this blog to prevent future hackers from tracking down this home and breaking in. (Nothing is hack proof, but this will make a big difference.)

I am thankful for the break I got from running the show over at Raised on the Radio, I needed time to think.

I am thankful that I have an amazing step-father who read my post Okay God, I’m Listening and reached out to me to say, why the heck didn’t you come to me? He is probably the most normal parental unit I own. And I forget that sometimes.

This week I am thankful for The Magic School Bus, Isaiah’s latest obsession, which has bought me some time to write.

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I am thankful for some amazing bloggers who got me through a ridiculously tough two weeks, that I hope to never repeat. So go visit them if you want, because they deserve more than just my love.  I’m going to list them at the bottom or this is going to become obnoxious. (but they are going to count as more than one because there are so many of them)

I am NOT thankful my babysitter left me after reading my blog. But I AM thankful that I recognized my son’s moodiness today was a result of feeling her loss, and instead of freaking out at him (ok I did a little, I’m not perfect it took me a second to put 2 and 2 together) I hugged him and loved him and let him cry about silly things. And even paid to rent a movie on Amazon Prime for him to make him feel better.

And, if you read my blog you will know, that I am Thankful to God. Thankful that He shook me up a little this week. I needed to get my priorities straight. I am still working out what that means, but I have a fairly good idea.  You may have to read this twice. But it gets to the heart of the matter:
Proverbs 18:12-14

Before a downfall the heart is haughty,
but humility comes before honor.
To answer before listening
that is folly and shame.
The human spirit can endure in sickness,
but a crushed spirit who can bear?

As I said, I am listening now. I thought the things that happened to me last week could never happen, I think I also wanted to be famous – maybe a little? I forgot why I was doing this, God gave me time to remember. I am Thankful for that most of all.

Now go give a little love to the fabulous women who you all have to thank for me not giving up blogging forever.
Sarah – The Sadder But Wiser Girl
Sarah – Left Brain Buddha
Jean – Mamaschmama
Kristi – Finding Ninee
Stephanie – Mommy, For Real
Rachel – Tao of Poop
Deb – Urban Moo Cow
Kimberly – Make Mommy Go Something, Something
Katia – I Am The Milk
Kath – Kat’s Theory of Music

Ten Things of Thankful

Ten Things of Thankful – Pippi Longstocking Edition

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This is going to be a teeny-weeny short small little short (oops said that) list.

I have about 15 minutes left of freedom while Isaiah finishes watching Pippi Longstocking for the one millionth time.

So let’s get this show on the road, 10 things of Thankful:

-Pippi Longstocking. Duh. If it weren’t for her wily ways and clever quips and pirateyness and weird animals I’d be doing mom stuff like reading or playing playmobil or worse, not here with you.

-Soy Chais. If it wasn’t for my Soy Chais I would be starving to death. I haven’t been grocery shopping in two weeks. We are subsisting on whatever we can find. I leave the healthy stuff for the boy, you know, brownies and mac n’ cheese and the rest is for me.

-Personal trampolines. Isaiah has been cooped up indoors for way too long. Having his trampoline to bounce on, even while he’s sitting, helps. A little.

-Beats headphones. Those help because the trampoline doesn’t help 100% and so I need the aid of their noise cancellingness.

-Made up words.

-Shel Silverstein. I am so happy I remembered to buy Isaiah Where The Sidewalk Ends for Christmas, he loves it! I always forget that I don’t have to only teach him “traditional” poetry. Thanks for reminding me Shel.

-Husbands who don’t care when the house is a mess.

-Tons of junk towels. After 24″ of snow and 2 days of -15 (that’s in Fahrenheit people!) it decided to start pouring rain. Little dog is up to her haunches in disgusting slushy mess, and medium dog isn’t faring so well either.

-The Hardy Boys, without whom I could never have written my last Twisted MixTape, they were my inspiration. Hubba hubba!

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-Patient persistence. Isaiah’s sensory processing disorder makes transitions VERY difficult for him. This week we began archery class. It was his first time and he decided in the car he didn’t want to go. I made him walk in the building. He didn’t want to go. When we were in the gym he said he had to go to the bathroom and begged me to go with him. When I finally relented I realized he was crying. In the bathroom he sobbed to me about how afraid he was, and he didn’t want to do it. We made a deal, we would sit inside the gym and watch. If he still didn’t want to do it after that we wouldn’t go back the next week. The teacher walked up to us and my smiling happy showman of a child hid under his jacket. I explained that Isaiah was afraid, and the teacher offered to give us 15 minutes of his undivided attention after class. He taught Isaiah how to shoot a bow and arrow, he even hit the balloon! Isaiah loved it and he is thrilled to go back next week! I’m not fooling myself, I know next week won’t be completely easy, but it will be better, and the next week after that and so on…

 

And that brings me to this. It’s really easy to forget that a kid with Isaiah’s gregarious personality, extensive vocabulary and gift of wit can be suffering from a neurological disorder that makes him go from life of the party to scared to look. But that’s what something like Sensory Processing Disorder can do. And now that they know there is no cure, only treatment, it is even more important to educate the people around him. Especially our extended family who think a good push is all he needs. He doesn’t need a push he needs patient persistence.

This week patience is something I need too. I need to remember that everything happens in God’s timing, not mine. I may want it to happen now, but maybe I’m not ready, maybe God has other plans. But if I trust that He knows what’s best and wait for HIS time, it will all work out as it should.

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1

Here’s an extra one, I’m Thankful for Google Hangouts and meeting great blogging friends “in person.”

 

Ten Things of Thankful

 

If Isaiah Had a Million Dollars

Isaiah's Millions graphic

One of my least favorite games that my sister and I play is “What Would We Do if We Won The Lottery?”

We always buy lottery tickets as a team, especially when we are miles away from our home. (We are convinced based on the median income in our specific set of suburbs that the lottery commission has made it impossible for anyone in our neighborhood to win.)

As soon as we are in the car, tickets in hand, my sister says, “OK, what’s the first thing we’re going to do when we win?”

To which, I respond, “I don’t want to play this game.”

“Well for sure we won’t tell the husbands.” She says undaunted by my lack of participation. (Now don’t be surprised by that statement, (and Don, I know you’re reading this – just move a long, nothing to see here) we just want to have a game plan BEFORE we tell the husbands.)

“Dude, I am not playing this game.” I say half-heartedly because I know she’s going to keep on playing without me.

I don’t like to play the “What if” game because to me it feels a little like coveting, and when I start to feel like maybe I am coveting I realize that we are one step away from greed. I tell myself, I would give lots of money to charity, but inside I still feel a little off. So I choose not to play. Also, I don’t want to get my hopes up because we always lose.

But that didn’t keep me from asking Isaiah what he would do if he had a million dollars.

Isaiah's Millions“Hey Buddy, what would you do with a Million Dollars?”

“That’s easy. I’d buy a Rolls Royce.”

2013-10-12 09.19.50He picked this one out when we went to The Mecum Auto Show. He was so mad that we didn’t buy it when he realized it went for only $16,000. I tried to explain to him that it would also cost $16,000 for an oil change.

“Ok, what else would you do with a Million Dollars?”

“I would probably have A Mansion, you know – have someone build me one. And I’d have gates, gates, lots of gates, around the house and a big one in the front with a lock on it so no one can get in.

And I’d have a big dining table, lots of food, maybe some parties.

Two Chandeliers,

a whole bunch of cool stuff.”

 

So, that’s what Isaiah would do with a Million Dollars. I asked him if I could come live in the mansion with him. He said, “Well, you could be the maid, or the nanny or something.”
Gee, thanks.

 

And this has been a Finish the Sentence Friday post. The sentence was “If I Had A Million Dollars I…”

 

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Twisted MixTape #40 – Where Did The Hardy Boys Go Wrong?

mixtape jenkehl 200I think the first time I ever saw Valerie Bertinelli was on The Hardy Boys. She played a really sweet sorority girl, named Wendy, who was scared because her sorority sisters were getting kidnapped. (If you don’t want to be regaled by my unhealthy fascination with 70’s pop culture feel free to skip to the mix….way…..down…..there.)

Turns out she had a “split-personality” and was kidnapping them herself. Oops. Sounds like a pretty big mistake.

Better put that gun down "Gwen"

Better put that gun down “Gwen”

 

Those Hardy Boys, I don’t really know what I ever saw in Shaun Cassidy, his pictures were plastered all over my bedroom wall, but if you ask me, Parker Stevenson, he was the hottie.

Oh Joe, I can't remember! Please stay with me.
Oh Joe, I can’t remember! Please stay with me.

 

Or your next choice:

Frank, where is Joe? I need Joe! What? Why would you want Joe when you have Parker Stevenson right here!
Frank, where is Joe? I need Joe! What? Why would you want Joe when you have Parker Stevenson right here!

 

Meanwhile they gave their prime years to The Hardy Boys and what did it get them? I mean, Kirstie Alley, she sure won, she got to marry Parker Stevenson and he got a little Babewatch Baywatch. And I guess Shaun didn’t do so bad, he had a little Da Doo Run Run and then became a movie Producer. He even got to be on Oprah, blech.

shaun on oprah

Also bit of Trivia, did you know his mom is Shirley Jones of The Partridge Family and his brother is David Cassidy oldest of the Partridges?

But that was it, that was the highlight of their on-screen careers. They gave their lives to be teen idols. Oh yeah, and if you’re under 40 you have no idea what I’m talking about. So go to Netflix and watch yourself some Hardy Boys, catch up.

And for the men, if you were a guy and more into the Nancy Drew part of the plot, your sweet little Pamela Sue Martin decided to give Playboy a try and got the axe after only a year. Of course, if you had a penchant for night-time soap operas, you were happy to see her again as she became an integral part of Dynasty. If you clicked that link you saw, she was never really cut out for a wholesome show like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

pamela sue martin

So who’s to say? Did Shaun or Parker make a mistake by choosing the life of a teenage heart-throb? I mean does anyone really know they are going to become one before they are one? And if someone told you millions of girls would be screaming your name, sending you letters and plastering your face all over their bedroom walls, would you say no?

And then there’s Pamela Sue Martin. Talk about Blurred Lines. Was it really a mistake to pose for Playboy while filming the wholesome Nancy Drew? She did lose her job, but she got an even better one, she got to be on Dynasty! After that it was pretty much small change too.

I guess the moral of this story is, it’s hard to be a 70’s television star and survive the seventiesness of it. That makes me sad, but also kind of happy. I prefer to remember them how they were, back in the old days when I couldn’t wait for the next episode of The Love Boat, or The Dukes of Hazzard – add those folks to the where are they now files too….

But wait, here’s Parker Stevenson now, I don’t know what Kirstie was thinking when she kicked this one to the curb. I can only guess his acting hasn’t improved much since the Hardy Boys if this guy’s not as successful as Indy (Harrison Ford to you).

parker stevenson now

 

Where Did All The Time Go? And What Exactly Did I Do With It?

Wasted Time

(Our theme this week is Past Mistakes, this is my loose interpretation)

The title track for our mix this week is:

Wasted Time by The Eagles – Can you believe I couldn’t find this song on YouTube? So I made my own video. I’m going to be a regular YouTube master soon.

This song is rarely played even though it was an important part of the album Hotel California. Hotel California was a concept album about living in the rat race. Wasted Time is about wondering why… there is also an instrumental reprise of the song on the album, only solidifying how important this little known track is to the album. It is beautifully sung, it’s one of my sing out loud in the car songs..

Wasted on the Way by Crosby, Stills & Nash – Man, I need more CS&N in my life. New Year’s Resolution – listen to more Crosby, Stills & Nash

Oh, when you were young
Did you question all the answers
Did you envy all the dancers who had all the nerve

She’s Not There by The Zombies – Well this guys friends were busy wasting their time instead of telling him all about the ways this girl was going to ruin his life.

Wait In Vain – Bob Marley

Lay Me Down – The Dirty Heads – If I wasn’t totally wasting time watching past episodes of Daryl’s House I never would have happened upon The Dirty Heads. Once I found them I couldn’t stop. (so that’s why this kind of gets to break my wasted time theme)

They drank up all the whiskey and They partied every night
Like it could be the last The bounty said shoot on sight.
So they chased the endless summer Though it came with the pride.
They wouldn’t stop running till They found a paradise.
But the sheriff finally found them with his eyes seeing red.
So the lovers had to shoot him down and fill him full of lead
They were finally free To find a place to lay their head
And when they finally did he looked at her and then he said….

Hold on Loosely by 38 Special – don’t wait around, cause you know she’s gonna leave you dude…

You see it all around you
Good lovin’ gone bad
And usually it’s too late when you
Realize what you had

Thank you for listening! Now share your MixTape with all of us. The best part of this party is we get to hear so much music that may be new, may be forgotten or may be just what you wanted to hear right now.

These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I listen to every mix and I don’t want you to wait). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Check out the other players (everyone wants to share their tunes with you).

Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!

Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try and visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.

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And now, The List of all Lists

January 14 – Let’s stick with the New Year’s Theme – The best new song’s you’ve heard this past year. Can be oldies or new songs, either way they are new to you!
January 21 – Favorite Dance or Club Music. This list was suggested by our own Kir from Kir’s Corner. Her younger brother suddenly passed away last week, but through this tragedy she has a bright spot in her heart. Her brother was a DJ and loved great Dance music. Don’t feel sad, this is to celebrate his life! In her words I know that he would love it, he loved music, he loved people dancing and enjoying themselves.
January 28 – One of your friends is feeling down and needs to feel better. Make a mix to make him/her feel better. This can be songs you know your friend will love or songs meant to cheer someone up. You decide.
February 4 – A mix to Get Motivated. Whether it’s to workout, write or just get out of bed. Mix it up!
February 11 – Love to Love you baby. (Or friend or kid or dog or cat, whatever)
February 18 – We’re back to your choice, play us what you want, we’ll listen!

 

If you’re still here, thanks! I would love it if you checked out my site, Raised on the Radio. It’s a collaboration that includes Linda of Elleroy Was Here and Lance of My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. We are always looking for guest posts, and your Wrong Song Lyrics. So head on over!