Thursday, October 28, 2010

Youth

Need she say more?

Her mother-in-law goes to five funerals a week. Elizabeth Taylor is lost to time; Michael Jackson, dead. She remembers when Princess Diana died --and got married.


The Matron remembers this as the first ever music video she ever watched.

To this day, nothing compares.

And time?

Flying.


11 comments:

Catherine said...

Can't see the video... I don't live in the right country.

Time does fly!! I'm making a big effort to enjoy every minute with my kids. They'll be off to university in a few years, and the clock seems to be ticking already.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Thanks for the blast from the past. The first MTV I ever saw was while I was babysitting at someone's house; and it was the weekend that all MTV was playing was Prince's Purple Rain and Elton John's Sad Songs Say So Much. It was a surreal experience.

For you young'uns, back in 1985 or so, MTV was the only place one could see a music video.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Oh, but Kiki Dee - that hair! What were women in the 70's thinking?

Suburban Correspondent said...

And are those overalls? Good Lord...

Suburban Correspondent said...

I'll stop now.

~annie said...

Heh. And let's not forget that the closest thing the 70s had to an iPod was the jukebox. Try taking that to school!

kcinnova said...

Oh, yes!
Back then we actually could watch music videos in front of our parents without embarrassing either party. (Although I didn't have MTV. That required cable.)

I had an old cassette player (like this one, only not as nice) where I spent 1981 singing along with my favorite songs.

Jessie said...

Oh, the first video I remember seeing was either Angel is a Centerfold, or one of the Go-Gos songs.

Diana and Charles got married on my brother's birthday, but I remember getting up early to watch it on TV (the whole thing - did the same with Fergie and Andrew)

Anonymous said...

Flying indeed.
Tomorrow we become empty nesters. It's time, I'm 56 and have had kids in the house for 35 years and I can use a break and I'm embracing my freedom. But he was an awfully cute little boy.
Jenny

Shawn Paulson said...

I remember how much you loved that song - we all did. You took me right back to the old neighborhood my friend.

another mary said...

Oh thanks for sharing this one, Mary. I love this - they were so cute!