Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Trip Down Memory Lane

A friend sent me this link and I thought many of you would enjoy it, if you grew up in the Sixties, as I did. While we may not agree with all of the commentary (was it really better when professional women gave up careers to raise their kids? We may argue this one and a few other points), I think everyone will enjoy the music and the reminders of old TV shows, movies, actors and actresses, cars, and ads. Enjoy!
Take Me Back to the Sixties.

15 comments:

kaywag said...

I really enjoyed the 1960's site. I just love these kind of websites taking us back to the wonderful 1950's and 1960's when everything was so much calmer. If only we could return to that time....so carefree.

Fade said...

blogrolled ya back! Have a good week!

Mauigirl said...

Kaywag, glad you enjoyed it! I think one reason it was carefree is we were kids then. Probably not so carefree for the adults who were worried about nuclear annihilation, LOL!

Fade, thanks so much! You too!

Candace said...

Oh man, that brought back so many memories - thank you! I saw the Beatles. All my baby-sitting money went for their albums. My brother (the physics major genius) made a hi-fi for me while he was in college. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

TomCat said...

Thanks, Maui for the trip down memory lane. Those were years from 12 to 22. Though the early part seems much simpler and better, we need to remember that the simplicity was due to our innocence. That innocence was shattered by the discovery that we could not trust our government to tell us the truth.

Friend #2 said...

OMG - Maui who does Kaywag look like if you were to quickly glance at her picture and not know who it is? Deja va all over again?

The Future Was Yesterday said...

I absolutely loved it! I had a 66 "Goat" GTO 389 Tri-power, eight track tape player..we were so cool!:)

Tom Harper said...

That was excellent. Thanks for posting it.

I don't know if you get AARP Magazine or not (not that I'm accusing you of being elderly or anything :) ) but this current issue has a great nostalgia piece about 1968. What a year. What a decade.

Mauigirl said...

Candace, I never got to see the Beatles but much later on as an adult did go see the Animals and the Kinks when they were still touring. But that's not the same as being a kid and seeing the Beatles! I'm impressed!

I still remember when "I Want to Hold Your Hand" came out (I was 9) and we kids would all be singing it and later the other early Beatles songs on the schoolbus.

Tomcat, you're right - between the Vietnam War stuff and later on, Watergate, faith in government soon dissolved.

Friend #2...I think I know who you mean! ;-)

Future, I never had a REALLY cool car. But my mom's 68 Ford Galaxie was pretty fast with its 390 cubic inch V8 engine!

Tom, I absolutely do get AARP and saw that article! (Amazing how AARP is my favorite magazine because all of the articles are so astonishingly pertinent to my life, LOL!)

pissed off patricia said...

Thank you for the trip back. Wow, that was sooooo long ago.

Christopher said...

The thing about the sixties I wish we had today was the political activism. I would hate to return to the days when gay people couldn't rent an apartment, or could lose their job because their boss found out they were gay, or when gay establishments were routinely harassed by the cops.

But the level of activism that grew out of these societal inequities is sorely missing today which is why we don't see 1 million march on Washington demanding an end to Bush and Hillary's Iraq war.

Dorothy said...

I graduated high school 1964 so I bookmarked the site and of course enjoyed the few minutes I just listened too. Thank you so much..to me that was real music not what we baby boomer's are subjected to today...

Thank you Mauigirl....
Dorothy from grammology
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www.grammology.com

Distributorcap said...

nice trip down the lane

the music lives on but the world has changed......

for good? bad? who knows...

that was great

Mauigirl said...

POP, I know...it was a long time ago. I can't believe how many years. But some of those songs just took me right back to where I was then!

Christopher, I know just what you mean. Sadly, sometimes the inequities and other bad things have to exist to motivate people to do something about them. It's even true on a small scale - we have a neighborhood association in my town and I've noticed now that a lot of the things people were upset about (crime, deterioration of the neighborhood, etc.) have turned around, it's much harder to motivate people to do things.

I think the problem with this war, which is certainly just as immoral as the Vietnam War, is that it isn't affecting many people on a personal level; which is why Charlie Rangel says we should bring back the draft. I don't want the draft, but I can see his point.

Dorothy, glad you enjoyed the site! I know, I haven't gotten "into" a lot of today's music, with a few exceptions (Norah Jones is great, for instance).

DCap, glad you liked it. I'd say there was both good and bad back in the past. Certainly to Chris's point, the discrimination against gays (and of course, blacks and other groups) was something we'd never want to go back to. But there was a certain innocence to that time before all the assassinations, etc., that we have lost.

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