Quite a while ago I asked you all for some suggestions on things I could blog about (just to mix it up a little) and I think Jenny of Yesterday Girl said I could maybe write a little about things that I liked growing up that shaped who I am. So, today, because I am too lazy to get around to blogging the kazillion other things I want to, I thought I would share a music video with you. (I wasn't really sure what to use as a title for this post so I just stuck with my 'musical interlude' theme).
(You have to wait about 20 seconds before the video starts).
I would watch this over & over - I had two VHS tapes with videos my sister had recorded from the TV in the mid-late 80s. The second lot of music videos were on the end of a tape that had Rocky Horror Picture Show and some episodes of Family Ties on it. This was my favourite of all the videos on there. I loved the story of the video but I mostly loved the costumes (in the first half) - the not-exactly-accurate-but-very-colourful 1980s take on 50s and 60s fashions really caught my eye.
My favourite movie as a child was Grease (actually, it was tied with Rocky Horror Picture Show)*, so I suppose it's only natural that something like this would please me. I would watch the video, rewind the tape, watch it again over & over. I'm surprised the tape hasn't worn out! (I still have it). I'm not sure how much it shaped me but it does, at least, show that I've always had an eye for vintage-style fashions (even though I didn't realise they weren't accurate as a little girl - though there are a couple of girls in there with rather amazing beehives I'm a little bit envious of!)
What music videos, pictures, movies, etc., did my lovely readers like growing up that may have contributed to their love of vintage now?
Andi B. Goode
*I say 'as a child' but they haven't actually changed since I was 5 years old.