Tag Archive | 1970s

David Bowie – Videos Before Their Time

David Bowie, aka David Jones, was a pioneer in music videos. He always had theatrical, artistic looking movies, almost. He even admitted to being a mime trapped in a man’s body!

I just thought I’d put together a little compilation of videos I though were very unique:


1969 – “Love You ‘Til Tuesday”


1969 – Space Oddity (Original Video)


1974 – “Life On Mars”


1977 – “Heroes” – and how many commercials use this song? Well, the toned-down, less angst-ridden version…


1979 “I Am A D.J. (I am what I play)



1980 “Fashion”



1980 – “Ashes To Ashes”


1983 – “China Girl” – As a teen, I remember a major controversy with this one. It was reviled for sounded misogynistic or racist – fetishization of Asian women, white supremacy, and mentions swastikas. Actually, it’s not glamorizing, it’s pointing out how racist people can be…just watch. Iggy Pop co-wrote this.


1984 – “Blue Jean”


1987 – “Day-In Day-Out” – another one loaded with controversy. This one was banned in the US. Just watch it…notice how it could’ve been filmed today.



1977 – “Heroes” from the Bing Crosby Merrie Olde Christmas Special



Bing Crosby & David Bowie – “The Little Drummer Boy (Peace On Earth)”



David Bowie Funny Moments – Part I, II, III




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THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “Pinballer” Black and White T Shirt!!

Thanks to Christian in Austria for buying this cool “Pinballer” ringer shirt! Please send me photos of you (or your gift recipient)!!

KC and the Sunshine Band :: Tour Dates

KC and the Sunshine Band :: Tour Dates

They still got it!

Folks, I just found out KC & The Sunshine Band is near!!!

I have to tell you, back in the 1990’s I saw them 3 times – I was fortunate enough to live in the Raleigh area, and as I understand it, none other than Harry Wayne Casey (K.C.) lives or lived in a nearby town…hence, the reason I got to see him locally so many times. What energy and charisma! My God, it’s the best concert I’ve seen in my life, and I’ve seen over 30. The horn section is worth the prices of admission alone, but the backup singers still “got it” after all these decades!!!

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THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “Couples Skate” Tshirt!!


Back in the early 1980’s, you could find me in a roller rink every weekend. Now if I could find a man who’d couples skate with me…

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“Arthur George, 90, and wife Joyce, 89, continue to enjoy their lifelong passion of roller skating, and show few signs of slowing down. Video by Bernard Weil.”





“Why My 1970s Christmas Was Way Better “

“Why My 1970s Christmas Was Way Better”



“What kind was it? A Douglas Fir? A Noble? Who knows? Nobody cared, it was a Christmas tree. There was no rhyme or reason to the ornaments or decorations. THIS TREE WAS AWESOME.”

Blame It On The Boogie – Jermaine Jackson

Don’t blame it on sunshine, moonlight or good times – blame it on the boogie.

I have a keen sense of nostalgia, probably talking ad nauseam about my recollections of life in the 70’s, 80’s ad 90s’, but it’s the disco era I remember most fondly.

From my young point of view, I didn’t realize that the 60’s were a MAJOR coming-of-age for America…the Vietnam war, Woodstock, birth control pills, women’s rights and the moon landing were just some of many things that changed this country forever. Gone were the “Leave It To Beaver” days; issue in The Sonny & Cher Show, The Brady Bunch, The Jeffersons, Happy Days, The Partridge Family, Good Times, What’s Happening, One Day At A Time, etc. Some of these shows even involved the cast singing and/or dancing. Variety shows were immensely popular, and Lawrence Welk is still one of my all-time faves! But I digress.

There were also musical groups who had cartoons…as a youngster in the early 70’s, I watched the Osmonds and Jacksons on TV as often as I could, and both singing families had their own cartoons – did you know that? Check out the Osmonds cartoon opening sequence, and both families together in the same Saturday morning cartoon promo. I understood America’s fascination with a singing Mormon family – the clean, seemingly innocent family of singers and dancers who sang of cutesy things. I thought Donnie was cute – still do. However, the Jacksons will forever hold my interest. Several are accomplished musicians, as well as singers, songwriters, arrangers, producers, and dancers.

Yes, the family has had – and still has – it’s darker moments. Let’s step away from that in this article and focus on the musical contributions that one Jackson 5 member has made to popular music and the world as we know it.

The following was a video for the song “Blame It On The Boogie” by the Jacksons – it was the studio version of the video, but it’s not the only one. There were many others (search on YouTube) that prove they were certainly pioneers in music, video and marketing. Barry Gordy knew what he was doing as the king of Motown.

Jermaine Jackson – of late, has been associated with much controversy, but musically, he’s a talented singer, dancer and musician. Do you remember his string of hits in the 80’s?

What you may not know is that Jermaine Jackson can play bass – very well. That man can jam! As a fellow (or lady) bass player, I can vouch for his chops, seen and heard. One day I’d love to see him play live, but YouTube will have to suffice for now. There’s been talk of his ‘ferocious’ bass playing skills on TalkBass.com, and they would know. Here are some clips for your enjoyment – dare I say, “Enjoy Yourself”?

Since the Jacksons were produced by Motown, it’s obvious Jermaine learned from the available talent pool. In this transcript from a Larry King Live interview in 2003, Jermaine says he’s mostly self-taught, learning by watching James Jamerson and Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone).

This is the same interview where Larry makes an embarrassing comparison: “… you were like the black Osmonds“. Larry. Shut. Up.

Oh, I could go on with a million links, but just peruse YouTube for Jermaine Jackson playing live; he’s just amazing. Very talented. And should get props for it. I wish he’d get back in the music business singing and playing. The family has some amazingly talented stand-outs, despite their questionable upbringing, and I wish the best for Jermaine and his career.

Playing the low notes 𝄢,
Cousin Belle

THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “FLORIDA Retro Neon Palm Trees” Tshirt!!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH – I don’t know if this is for a holiday or special occasion, but enjoy it all the same!!

THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “Pinballer” Black and White T Shirt!!

I hope your shirt comes out awesomely – and maybe one day, some cool wearer of said coolness will take a photo of themselves portraying aforementioned awesomeness!!


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Retro Florida Tourism Commercial 1970’s

“When You Need It Bad, We’ve Got It Good”

Retro Florida tourism commercial from back when I was young [1970’s].

I even remember the song!


NEW! “All Skate” Designs

The couples had their chance, the wee ones had their time on the floor, and the adults ruled the planks…now it’s every man for himself – ALL SKATE!

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NEW! “Couples Skate” Designs

You KNOW you did this – and maybe still do!! Rollerskating is making a comeback, and even if you can’t physically skate anymore, you can reminisce…

Couples Skate Tshirt

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THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought The “Foxy Pink Airbrush Keychain” by CousinBelles

THANK YOU for buying this keychain – it’s much appreciated!!!

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