Saturday, 2 February 2013

1968 A very good year

  • My first year of high school, best year.
  • First disco, okay it was a social in the school library but I thought I had made it.
  • Best joke of 1968 :"Have you heard about the half Japanese, half black guy?  Every December 7, he attacks Pearl Bailey?" 
  • Planet of the Apes, 2001: A Space OdysseyGet Smart, Laugh In, The Monkees, Hair! and Barbarella of course.
  • first taste of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
  • listening to MacArthur Park on 3XY with the transistor under my pillow - our version of i-pod.
  • end of year excursion to Point Leo Beach, a strangely erotic glimpse of Diane B.'s clump of underarm hair when we were digging in the sand. Innocence.

If you want a time capsule that says "1968 cringe", watch and listen to the music in the opening titles for "The Wrecking Crew" (Dean Martin spy spoof). Guilty pleasure. You Tube it.

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