Nostalgia

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Salthart, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Salthart

    Salthart New Member

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    I guess we all get bit from time to time by the "Nostalgia" bug. We long for the way it used to be. This time of year for some reason seems to make this even more true. Heck, people have even screwed up the old Christmas carols till you can hardly tell what they are singing.

    While it is true that the future belongs to the kids, I'm still here. In another 5 or 10 years there will be no stations that play the music I grew up on. Except for some AM station I can only pick up on a clear night when the wind is just right. Someone tell me why ?

    Do you believe for one second that 15 year olds spend more money on new Chevys and auto insurance than I do ? I mean thats what we are told, That these shows are paid for by the ads that they run. How many 15 year olds need "Depends" or "Poly Grip".

    And we all know how 15 year olds need Viagra and the other night, I was flipping through the TV channels and about fell out my chair. THey were selling umm adult toys on TV ! Two females talking in detail on how to use err play with these toys ! And our government allows it !

    How many times as kids did we wake in the middle of the night and flip on the TV ? And I'm not talking about an adult channel ! I don't have that garbage on my TV. This was a normal basic cable channel !

    But anyway, I am running yet another rabbit. This thread is supposed to be about longing for the old days.

    I am going to offer the lyrics to some songs as well as the link to hear them on Youtube if they are on there.

    Post and tell how much of this "OLD STUFF" You recall.. And feel free to add things you miss that aren't mentioned..

    DO you remember these ? THe Statler Brothers

    Saturday morning serials chapters 1 through 15
    Fly paper, penny loafers, Lucky Strike Green
    Flat tops, sock hops, Studebaker, "Pepsi, please"
    Ah, do you remember these?

    Cigar bands on your hand, your daddy's socks rolled down,
    Shticks, snow globes, and aviator caps with flaps that button down
    Movie stars on Dixie Cup tops and knickers to your knees
    Ah do you remember these?

    The Hit Parade, grape Tru-Ade, the Sadie Hawkins Dance
    Pedal pushers, duck-tail hair and peggin' your pants
    Howdy Doody, Tutti-Frutti, the seam up the back of her hose
    Ah, do you remember those?

    James Dean, he was keen, Sunday movies were taboo
    The Senior Prom, Judy's mom, rock and roll was new
    Cracker Jack prize, stars in your eyes, ask daddy for the keys
    Ah, do you remember these?

    The boogey man, lemonade stand and takin' your tonsils out
    Indian burn and wait your turn and four foul balls you're out
    Cigarette loads and secret codes and savin' Lucky Stars
    Can you remember back that far?

    The boat neck shirts and fender skirts and crinoline petticoats
    Mum's the word and a dirty bird and a double root beer float
    Moon hubcaps and loud heel taps and "he's a real gone cat"
    Ah do you remember that?

    Dancin' close, little moron jokes, and cooties in her hair
    Captain Midnight, Ovaltine and The Whip at the County Fair
    Charles Atlas Course, Roy Roger's Horse, and "only The Shadow knows"
    Ah, do you remember those?

    Gable's charm, froggin' your arm, loud mufflers, pitchin' woo
    Going steady, Veronica and Betty, white bucks and Blue Suede Shoes
    Knock Knock jokes -- who's there? Dewey! Dewey who?
    Do we remember these? Yes we do!
    Ah, do we, do we remember these!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jaTgO24xIk

    Pencil Thin Mustache - Jimmy Buffett

    Now they're makin' movies in old black and white
    E7 A7
    With happy endings, where nobody fights
    D F#7 B7
    So if you find yourself in that nostalgic rage
    E7 A7
    Honey, jump right up and show your age

    Chorus:
    D F#7 B7
    I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
    E7 A7 D
    The "Boston Blackie" kind
    D F#7 B7
    A two toned Ricky Ricardo jacket
    E7 A7
    And an autographed picture of Andy Devine

    D D7
    Oh I remember bein' buck-toothed and skinny
    G7 Bb
    Writin' fan letters to Sky King and Penny
    D F#7 B7
    Oh I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
    E7 A7 D
    Then I could solve some mysteries too

    Em B7 Em B7
    Oh it's Bandstand, Disneyland, growin' up fast
    Em B7 Em
    Drinkin' on a fake I.D.
    F#m B F#m B
    And Rama of the jungle was everyone's Bawana
    E7 A7
    But only jazz musicians were smokin' marijuana
    D F#7 B7
    Yeah, I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
    E7 A7 D
    then I could solve some mysteries too


    But then it's flat top, ditty bop, coppin' a feel
    Rubbin' on the livin' room floor (so sore)
    Yeah, they send you off to college, try to gain a little knowledge,
    But all you want to do is learn how to score

    D F#7 B7
    Yeah, but now I'm gettin' old, don't wear underwear
    E7 A7
    I don't go to church and I don't cut my hair
    D F#7 B7
    But I can go to movies and see it all there
    E7 A7 D
    Just the way that it used to be

    Chorus:
    That's why I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
    The "Boston Blackie" kind, a two-toned Ricky Ricardo jacket
    And an autographed picture of Andy Devine

    Oh, I could be anyone I wanted to be
    Maybe suave Errol Flynn or a Sheik of Araby
    If I only had a pencil thin mustache
    Then I could do some cruisin' too

    D
    Yeah, Bryl-cream, a little dab'll do yah
    E7 A7 D
    Oh, I could do some cruisin' too

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn7l0FJMQD0

    And lets not forget the 60's crowd...

    Subterranean homesick blues. Bob Dylan

    I hope we get a lot of posts about this one cause even though I lived through the 60s, I don't have a clue what a good bit of this song is talking about..LOL

    Johny's in the basement
    Mixing up the medicine
    I'm on the pavement
    Thinking about the government
    The man in the trench coat
    Badge out, laid off
    Says he's got a bad cough
    Wants to get it paid off
    Look out kid
    It's somethin' you did
    God knows when
    But you're doin' it again
    You better duck down the alley way
    Lookin' for a new friend
    The man in the coon-skip cap
    In the big pen
    Wants eleven dollar bills
    You only got ten.

    Maggie comes fleet foot
    Face full of black soot
    Talkin' that the heat put
    Plants in the bed but
    The phone's tapped anyway
    Maggie says that many say
    They must bust in early May
    Orders from the DA
    Look out kid
    Don't matter what you did
    Walk on your tip toes
    Don't try, 'No Doz'
    Better stay away from those
    That carry around a fire hose
    Keep a clean nose
    Watch the plain clothes
    You don't need a weather man
    To know which way the wind blows.

    Get sick, get well
    Hang around an ink well
    Ring bell, hard to tell
    If anything is goin' to sell
    Try hard, get barred
    Get back, write Braille
    Get jailed, jump bail Join the army, if you failed
    Look out kid
    You're gonna get hit
    But losers, cheaters
    Six-time users
    Hang around the theaters
    Girl by the whirlpool
    Lookin' for a new fool
    Don't follow leaders
    Watch the parkin' meters.

    Ah get born, keep warm
    Short pants, romance, learn to dance
    Get dressed, get blessed
    Try to be a success
    Please her, please him, buy gifts
    Don't steal, don't lift
    Twenty years of schoolin'
    And they put you on the day shift
    Look out kid
    They keep it all hid
    Better jump down a manhole
    Light yourself a candle
    Don't wear sandals
    Try to avoid the scandals
    Don't wanna be a bum
    You better chew gum
    The pump don't work
    'Cause the vandals took the handles.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQaDUD-a_EE
     
  2. Salthart

    Salthart New Member

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    I thought I'd kick things off with a list of a few things I miss.

    Powerhouse candy bars

    Butternut candy bars

    Big rough beefsteak tomatoes that never seemed to ripen all the way to the core that we called a Ponderosa Beefsteak. THey were orange. If you have seed to these or any other old sour tomatoes please PM me !

    Fried squash blossums

    The sales counter at the Sunbeam bakery.

    Being able to eat 1 doz chocolate covered Krispy Kreame doughnuts and not gain an ounce !

    Home made hamburger pizza at school with toppings half an inch thick

    Spaghetti from school

    Charms sour pops. Grape, Cherry and green apple !

    Adam's sour strawberry gum !

    Maryjanes penny candy

    Green "June" apples. They never got ripe and were always green soft and mushy and sour.

    The Hardy boys ( Books, not the show )

    Tales of the GOld Monkey TV Show

    PF FLiers !

    Tarzan ( Movies and anything Edger Rice Burrows wrote )

    Shock THeater

    Dark Shadows ( Hard to imagine there being a time when this was scary !)

    Hardee's Huskys and Big Twins !

    American cars before 73

    Hodaka Dirt Squirts, Combat Wombats, Super Rats and Ace 100s

    Riding my dirtbike all over Brown Mountain before the government started closing it down.

    Putting pennies in a drink machine ! ( 7 cents for a Pepsi )

    A bag of 500 toy plastic soldiers and 40 or 50 packs of black cats to blow them up with !

    Sleeping for 18 hours

    Not being an idiot for expecting someone to mean or do what they say.
     

  3. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

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    Alot of those things I remember , namely the Cracker Jacks when they still had prizes. If I'm not mistaken , they were removed several years(over 15) due to a 'hyperactive' child swallowing the toy. Things are slowly but surely being forfeited to control of others who believe their interests will suit everyone else. For lunch in school , it was always hamburger or pepperoni pizza with all of us 'timing' ourselves to get the pieces in the middle.

    It's like the saying goes , the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
     
  4. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    What id give for a Big Twin. Thanks for the memories.