Twisted Mixtape Tuesday BathTub Time Machine: Ear Worms of the Seventies

Jen Kehl

What IS Twisted Mixtape Tuesday, you ask?  TMT (I’m abbreviating it because I’m lazy and so I can say “TMT, It’s DYNOMITE!  TMT, it’s out of sight!  Oi!) is the brainchild of Jen Kehl, head mixmistress and ultimately cool person.  Each week she tells us what to do and we do it.  This week is the second week of music from the 70s, and she has commanded us minions to share more great tunes from the era.

Since last week I shared the music that I love from the decade, this week there are a few earworms from back then that I feel obligated to mention.

KHANAn ear worm is NOT one of those things that they put in Chekov’s ear in Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan.  Rather it is one of those songs that gets in your head and no matter what you do you CAN’T GET IT OUT!

(We had a baby bunny in our yard once that kept nibbling on our garden.  We named him Khan simply for the comedic value of my husband standing out in the backyard yelling “KHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!”  This has nothing to do with anything in this post.)

American Pie-Don McLean

Have you ever driven your Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry?  This 1971 song is about the day that music died-when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.  I’d hear this song and it would be in my head FOREVER.  Then Weird Al came out with HIS version a few years ago and that stuck even worse!

Use Me-Bill Withers

Talk about a song that festers in your brain…

Copacabana-Barry Manilow

I guess when I was little I knew every word to this song.  It’s probably the only Barry Manilow song I will admit to liking.  It gets in your BRAIN, man!

In the Summertime-Mungo Jerry

I honestly had never seen this group perform until I saw a clip on TV somewhere, probably “I Love the 70s”-the clip I saw had the most stoned piano player I’d ever seen.  I don’t even know how that guy was sitting up.

Sundown-Golden Lightfoot

My husband is a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan.  I knew the song, but I didn’t  know who the guy was until after I was married.

I needed this one last week...

I needed this meme last week…

Next week is the 80s.  Know what that means?  As a child of the 80s, I will be breaking the rules and posting waaaaaaaay more than five songs per post!  You have been warned.

Don’t forget to click on the cool looking cassette tapes to see other 70s fabulousness.  And then when you’re done, if you want some funny in your life, check out the Humor Me Blog Hop!  All humor, all the time!  I’ll be back cohosting that very hop next week, same time, same station.

petrified

Another punny earworm…

Twisted Mixtape Tuesday Bathtub Time Machine: The 70s!

Jen Kehl
Twisted Mixtape Tuesday is the creation of the one and only Jen Kehl where each week participants choose music according to whatever theme comes out of her devious and highly creative mind and then link it up!  Currently she’s been taking us back in time to different decades.  Come along and take a ride in my time machine, which just happens to be a bathtub…
What else would a 70s bathroom have for a shower curtain???

What else would a 70s bathroom have for a shower curtain???

Where does the Bathtub Time Machine stop this week? Ah, the 70s!  I think of a few things good and bad when I think about that era:  Bad fashion, the Muppet Show, John Travolta, Star Wars, and of course disco.  Of all the eras, this is probably my least favorite.  But I WAS born in the 70s so I have to give it some credit!

Sorry ladies, he is all mine...

Sorry ladies, he’s all mine…

Speaking of bad 70s fashion, the above picture is my husband’s attempt to bring back the 70s pornstache earlier this year.  According to popular opinion it was epic.  That stache is long gone, and now he’s working on more of a Tom Selleck look…

When I wrote my guest post I Go Back, Way Back for Jen Kehl last week, I mentioned LaToya, our Toyota Tercel station wagon.  In the 70s my family had the iconic vehicles-a Volkswagon Beetle and a Volkswagon Bus!  Talk about a way cool factor that negates a lot of the uncool things about the 70s!  Unfortunately I don’t really have any pictures of these and my memory of them is too vague to find pictures that are close on the internets.  What I do have for you however are some of my very favorite songs from the era:

Imagine-John Lennon

Hotel California-The Eagles

Time in a Bottle-Jim Croce

Cool Change-Little River Band

Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon and Garfunkel

While there isn’t a ton of music I love from this era, these are the ones that I can listen over and over to and not get tired of hearing them!  This week I picked my favorites.  Next week I’ll introduce you to what I refer to as “70s Earworms”.

I leave you with one last little ditty from the 70s, just for fun.  Come on, you knew there had to be some sort of Muppet clip in here!

Movin’ Right Along

Be sure to click on the cool cassette tape button at the top to go to Jen’s blog and see what 70s songs other people loved!

For the record, I was just a little girl in the 70s and this would have been my record player...

For the record, I was just a little girl in the 70s and this would have been my record player…  Get it, for the record????  HA HA!

A Man, A Plan, And A Stache

Not this stache...

Not this stache…

Once upon a time in Iowa there was a man and his progressive facial hair.

That’s right, this year Evil Genius decided to grow a beard.  This is not the first beard he has attempted, but it was the most successful beard thus far (as far as beard successes go).  I’m not a huge fan of beards, but even I have to admit I liked it.  It helps that I love the man underneath it, so I’m kind of biased.

As 2013 progressed into February, he volunteered to represent his department at the company booth at the collegiate career fair this year.  Some brilliant person decided that this year it should be a seventies theme.  Therefore since he always gives 150% to his career he decided that his facial hair should go along with the theme.  The result? The 70s pornstache.

brian fantana

Who WOULDN’T want to look like someone from Anchorman?

Now all photos of him in the 70s outfit are, as far as I know, utter top secretness.  I have, however, substituted the above picture of Brian Fantana from Anchorman.  I understand that their booth at the fair was a raging success, but who wouldn’t love a booth with a disco ball?  Yes you saw that right, there was a disco ball.

I did take one picture of him with it, but I was laughing so hard as I attempted to take it that it didn’t turn out as well as he would have liked.  Considering he has threatened to grow a handlebar moustache on several occasions, I was really okay with the pornstache.

The very next day after the career fair he shaved it, and the pornstache that used to be became nothing but a memory… it was quite a shock to see him those next few days without any hair on his face.  I understand that several people that he works with were very sad that he did away with it.

Does your significant other have or has ever tried to grow a beard or moustache?  Were the results delightful or comical?  Please share…

Oh all right, I won’t keep you in suspense.  Here is the only existing photo that I have actual permission to share.  I even told him he was the subject of today’s blog post and he insisted I include the actual picture I took.  He would also like everyone to know that despite the title of this post, there was no actual plan, just a man and a stache…

Sorry ladies, he is all mine...

Yep, he is all mine…