You may think blog-times are tough when we post on the following. But this is a glimpse at life on Porter - and when you dare to glimpse, you take a gamble on what you're going to get! :)
It's easy to say our past week has been completely ruled by 80's music flashbacks. It's taken over our conversations, speakers, LP purchases - everything!
I think the CA drive-time & the inordinate amount of hours we spent together started it all. Prompted by an 80's radio station, we swapped our earliest memories of Video Hits, the ones that really stuck in our brains - Nate's was Europe's "Final Countdown" & mine was Icehouse's "Electric Blue" - ah, so good!!
Let's all just take a moment for musical appreciation & check out "Electric Blue". This clip cracks me up everytime (yes, I've watched it more than once this week!). And please, do let me know if his hairstyle shocked you as much as it did me - thankfully some things are NOT stuck in the brain.. I truly wasn't prepared...
Side note: as little girls, my sisters and I owned two rabbits = Crazy and Electric Blue, named in honor of Icehouse. How hip were we??!!
With Video Hits fully analyzed over hours of driving, & re-visited thanks to YouTube, we have kicked into a week of obsessiveness over our favorite bands and songs from times past. If only you could see Nate playing air drums to Cliff Richard's "Wired For Sound (I Like Small Speakers)". Priceless.
And from there it's really all been downhill - or uphill, if Wham, Lionel Richie & Whitney Houston* are still your cup of tea.
Life at Porter Rd needs an injection of modernity - maybe even making it into the 90's would be good. Until then, it's back to "well, you gotta be crazy baby..."
*I couldn't resist adding this little gem too - "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" Whitney Houston - definitely smile worthy and full of hairbrush microphone memories. And strangely enough, it seems the afore-mentioned hairstyle makes a reappearance, in female form this time!!