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Since we all enjoy reminiscing about the 80's I thought we'd start a group to post music, memories, thoughts about my favorite decade. A little place to look on, laugh at, and dance to. We are the girls of the 80's, all grown up!We are the girls of the 80's, all grown up!

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Not "that" Cool.

Posted By cheekyredhead on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:16PM

My daughter came across my old scrapbook and demanded to know "Who is this really cool chick!" Well it was me but do you think she'd believe me? Why is it so hard to believe that I could be cool---or was even VERY cool at one time in my life?

Somehow, "Wow--this is SO retro" just does not seem to be as big a compliment as I had hoped. I guess it is easy for me now to understand that whole "mid-life crisis" thingie. Perhaps that is what happens when we suddenly are faced with being "Just not ALL that" anymore, but I think I must have a choice.

Looking in the mirror I see the fine lines and at times they feel like giant crevasses that I have managed to crawl through during my life. Why must there be evidence all over me? I close my eyes and take an inventory and I am still that REALLY cool chick--I am just a slightly older -- OKAY perhaps a lot older. Why can't that just make me even more cool?

Last night I looked through that scrapbook and memories washed over me like they happened just yesterday. Dancing on Soul Train with Bo Derek Braids..who could have possibly been as cool as me? It is just impossible. Could I dance like that now? Hell yes-- but I wouldn't be able to walk the next day. Okay, I'll give you that one. Perhaps I am older. How about that time I scaled a cliff without safety gear just because I knew I could do it? Alright that was just foolish I know--but I did it. Doesn't that make me cool? Perhaps not.

What would make me cool in the eyes of a 15 year old? Seriously I don't think it is possible. I mean, I am one of the coolest people I know and if I can't be cool the who can? The coolness factor is now questionable and that is frightening. You should be frightened...I am. I am looking at the pages in that scrapbook like it will contain the miracle answer... and of course I know in my heart it will. OH man...I just read something I wrote in there...."If you must try to be cool--you aren't." What was I thinking back then? Could that be true?

Of course, if I was absolutely cool then---I still am. Why am I doubting myself or my coolness now? Of course I am cool. I am as cool as a 50 year old woman can be. Damn cool. Why is being cool so important? I guess if I had to choose between cool and beautiful...wouldn't cool be ageless? What about beauty? I guess it is reasonable to think that if a "coolness" factor can transcend time shouldn't beauty too? Okay let's just suppose for a moment that beauty changes, it is still there right? Of course it is so why wouldn't cool morph into even more coolness as I age?

I can't imagine how I suddenly became so uncool. I called my Mom and asked her. She's cool so she'd know right? She assured me that I am as cool as ever but my daughter had blighted coolness vision. My Mom said that she will be healed about the same time she becomes a Mom herself.

Damn. I hope I am "uncool" for a long time. I am not ready for THAT kind of cool.

Yazoo - Situation

Posted By jennjennnbubba on Aug 3, 2008 at 4:26PM

Blue eyed dressed for every situation
Moving through the doorway of a nation
Pick me up and shake the doubt
Baby I can’t do without

Move out, don’t mess around
Move out, you bring me down
Move out, how you get about
Don’t make a sound just move out

I remember only for an hour
Move right through me can you feel the power
I don’t know what’s going on
It scares me but it won’t take long

Repeat chorus

Now he’s in control he is my lover
Nations stand against him he’s your brother
Been a long time, been a long time now
I’ll get to you somehow

Repeat chorus

Happy Birthday Kiwi!!!!

Posted By JustPlainJane on Jun 16, 2008 at 10:50AM

Just wanted to wish a Happy Birthday to beautiful Kiwitwist!!!
Hope you have a gorgeous day, and an amazing year!! :hug: :gift:
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Ballerina Girl - Lionel Richie

BTW sorry for the creepy Lionel Richie I just know how you like him as much as I do so thought I'd post it, but didn't want you to think I was in love with you :rotfl:

Tagged with: Happy Birthday Kiwi!!

Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy

Posted By jennjennnbubba on Jun 2, 2008 at 5:54PM

Ok, I totally jammed out to this on the way home and had to pass it along! I totally forgot how much I liked this song until this afternoon!

Well the times are getting hard for you little girl
I'm a-hummin and a-strummin all over God's world
You can't remember when you got your last meal
And you don't know just how a woman feels

You didn't know what rock-n-roll was
Until you met my drummer on a grey tour bus
I got there in the nick of time
Before he got his hands across your state line, yeah

Now it's the middle of the night on the open road
The heater don't work and it's oh so cold
You're lookin tired you're lookin kinda beat
The rhythm of the street sure knocks you off your feet

You didn't know how rock-n-roll looked
Until you caught your sister with the guys from the group
Half way home in the parking lot
By the look in her eye she was giving what she got said

My my my I'm once bitten twice shy baby
My my my I'm once bitten twice shy
My my my I'm once bitten twice shy baby

Woman you're a mess gonna die in your sleep
There's blood on my amp and my Les Paul's beat
Can't keep you home You're messin around
My best friend told me you're the best lick in town

You did know that rock-n-roll burned
So you bought a candle and you lived and you learned
You got the rhythm you got the speed
Mama's little baby likes it short and sweet I said

I didn't know you had a rock-n-roll record
Until I saw your picture on another guy's jacket
You told me I was the only one
But look at you now it's dark and you're gone


Major Tom

Posted By suebree96 on May 24, 2008 at 11:47AM

Here are two versions of Major Tom.
I love both!!!

David Bowie - Major Tom

Peter Schilling - MAjor TOm

Tagged with: Major Tom

Warrant - Cherry Pie

Posted By Heidi Pepin on May 23, 2008 at 6:44AM

"She's my cherry pie/Put a smile on your face ten miles wide!"

Staying Alive - BeeGees

Posted By Heidi Pepin on May 21, 2008 at 6:07AM

One of the best dance songs ever made.

Tagged with: beegees, staying alive, 70's, video, music

Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance

Posted By Heidi Pepin on May 19, 2008 at 5:47AM

An oldie and still a goody!

Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
Uploaded by vivehomer

ELO - Mr. Blue Sky

Posted By gruaig_rua on May 8, 2008 at 11:22AM
Tagged with: flashback vid, ELO

Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down

Posted By Heidi Pepin on May 8, 2008 at 5:06AM

A great song and never fails to make me dance a little!