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JimandThomas
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February 22, 2023 - 4:28 pm
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Give the peace sign anymore? Say groovy or far out anymore? Call someone square? Pull their tube socks all the way up to their knees?  Step to the outside of a sidewalk when a woman walks by? LOL, I got Thomas to give the peace sign now to people we know because he feels odd about handshaking. I love that he does that now too. 

Jim(Thomases Dad)

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February 22, 2023 - 4:37 pm
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I am not a handshaker, either.

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February 22, 2023 - 5:27 pm
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@JimandThomas -

I still use a lot of the 70's lingo - great decade for music, too! 

Digg'n Into The 70's for Rock'n Strings Thread

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@JimandThomas  Do you really still have tube socks?

I spent my teen years in the 80s, so I might be a little younger than you more senior people of the 70s. laugh

Emily just told me that I was letting my "Freak Flag Fly High" in the Party Room - I had to look the meaning up 🤣

Peace sign sounds like a good idea! ✌️

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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"freak flag on"...  my mind went to rick james

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...Jimi Hendrix said it in his recording "If 6 Was 9" - then Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (loved them) in "Almost Cut My Hair". 😊 

I learned my 70's slang from Cheech & Chong, "Up in Smoke", man. 🤣

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speaking of Hendrix...er dylan..well a song released in'68 that used in a 2008 sci fi remake of a series released in 78 .. so that counts

cool violin parts.

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February 23, 2023 - 4:14 am
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I'm ok with handshaking where it's the social norm, e.g. Germany, but in the UK it's mostly estate-agents (realtors) and accountants who do it, along with their plastic smiles, and it gives me the creeps. The slimiest, coldest, limpest, dead-fish handshake I ever had the misfortune to experience was from an estate agent.

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...I learned my 70's slang from Cheech & Chong, "Up in Smoke", man. 🤣 

Hey man, I heard that if you play your heavy metal records backwards it invokes the devil, man.

Hey man, I heard that too, man. Man, I played my country and western records backwards - man, I got my house back, I got my wife back, I got my dog back.

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February 23, 2023 - 9:58 am
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I love the music of the 60's and 70's. I converted a lot of my albums and 45's to CD's. 

I knew I was getting old when the local oldies radio station considered my music too old and plopped the 60's and 70's with their sister station (that was AM, not FM) that played 30's, 40's and 50's. What? We got in the car and it was all 80's on up. Really?

I Googled the station and found that a week earlier from when I noticed it, they had changed the format and 60's and 70's was now on that sister AM station, I told Jer and said, " Wow, you're getting old! You don't even qualify for the oldies station". The next car we bought had Sirius radio, and all cars since. I wish Sirius would have a channel of 60's/70's mix combined. We have to witch back and forth.

I still like bell bottoms, not extreme bell bottoms and blue jeans, and I hate those leggings. 

I also love the "neighborhoods of the 60's and 70's.

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🤔... aren't all these terms really carry-overs from the late '60s? 

What a bummer.

No sweat, don't freak out!  Hang loose because I'm gonna book & make a scene in the Rock and Pop to jam. 

...some far out Violin & Cello covers to try - just chill! 

 

New BLAST FROM THE PAST - '60s For Strings! Thread

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February 23, 2023 - 12:53 pm
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I tend to meld the 60's and 70's together.

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The 60s were optimistic; the 70s were pessimistic.

The 60s were the dawning of the age of Aquarius. They saw a cultural boom and an economic boom - both in culture and in counter-culture - and flower power opposed the Vietnam war.

Then the Vietnam war was lost, and inflation put a downer on everything: - America printed dollars to pay for the war in arrears; OPEC octupled the oil prices; Detroit went bust; in Britain Edward Heath (1970-4) removed credit restrictions before the recession; in the USA the same thing might have happened later in an attempt to halt the recession.

In culture? I guess there was a just a general decadence after Hendrix, which became heavy metal; and flower power became glam and prog and bombast. Heroin took over from dope and acid. Also Altamont and Charles Manson, both '69, brought the 60s crashing down to earth. Cambodia '69, Watergate '72. No grounds for optimism.

Here's a question for everyone - how would you compare ABBA with the Mamas and the Papas?

Andrew

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