Sunday, August 11, 2013

Eclectic Tastes


Here's the scene:
It was the summer of 1979, Ron and I were heading west to Vancouver.
We were in our van (what else!) and had met our friend Stephen in Alberta
who was also moving to B.C.

It was 5 A.M. one morning when I woke up hearing this song blasting
from the radio as Ron and Stephen were singing their lungs out
driving down a highway in Oregon heading to Canada, 
the last leg of our trip.

I thought I was dreaming but realized that this is just what some people did in 1979!!!
How would you react to being woken up to 'Bad Girls' at 5 A.M.?

20 comments:

  1. Oh Donna Summer, I remember it well! The 70', no better time to have a van and travel the land. Bad girls...bad girls!

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    1. It was and we were Joanne....not really! We were 'country bumpkins' out to see the world!

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  2. That's hilarious! What a way to wake up!

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    1. It is now and the many times we have thought of this Lisa. I can be grumpy in the mornings I hear.....

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  3. Great choice, Jim! I am tap-tap-tapping my foot and singing along. You have taken me way, way back in time....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back to my early high school years. I was only 14 when this song came out, and it was extremely popular at the time. It was always a favourite at the school dances.

    And how would I react being woken up like that? Why, I would have joined right in! :)

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    1. Well, I guess I wasn't too happy....so the story goes. But I did and do love that song....just not that early.

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  4. 1979! Seems like just such a short time ago, and it sounds like an amazing way to wake up. Perfect traveling music. I loved Donna Summer

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    1. Actually at the time Jeanne I wasn't impressed being woken up at that time! But it was a funny scene that I'll never forget.

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  5. I LOVE being woken up by bad girls at 5:00 a.m. . . . oh, you mean the song.

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    1. Hi Bobbi! yes, the memories. How are you doing? Better I hope.

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  7. As much as I loved Donna Summer (how sad that she's gone so young), I'd murder anyone who woke me up at 5AM with disco!

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    1. Thanks Craig! I knew someone would understand!!

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  8. "Disco Queen" - she was great. Funny story, Jim.

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  9. I think this song would put you in a good mood, even at 5 am! When I went to work I had to get up at 4:00 am – I am an evening person so that was hard. Now that I am retired I can read until 1:00 am and get up at 8:00 am or later … getting older sometimes has its good points.

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    1. One would think it would be a great 'wake-up' call! I tried to be a 'morning person', really! But to no avail I'm afraid. Still a great song!

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  10. I'd don my cat-eye sunglasses and sing along!
    Good times. Good memories.

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