Friday, February 17, 2012

5 on Friday - Set 106

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

Jamie at Durward Discussion posted an interesting set a few weeks ago, prompted by a radio piece that talked about favorite musical memories from the formative 13-16-year age range.

A person's first forays into establishing his or her own cultural likes and dislikes coincides with this age. It isn't hard to see that my passion for dance drew me to dance music as a teeny bopper.


Check out my awesome homemade Roller gear.

1 - You Made Me Believe in Magic - Bay City Rollers

As much as that 13-year-old me dreamed of meeting my heart throb crush, Leslie McKeown, I never could have imagined that one day I would meet him.

That's just craziness.

But that's Les right there with my sister, myself and my cousin.


Woo hoo! 14 years old and developing a major thing for Barry Gibb. I swear to you - just watching the way he moves ignites all of the best things about being a chick for me.

2 - Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

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Always loved the driving bass line in this song, little suspecting that in a few short years I would be going out with a bass player. At 15 I was drawn to Rod Stewart's delivery of these let's-not-mince-words lyrics.

3 - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart

4 - Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire

The intense joy that dancing brought me made this song a sort of precursor to the inner rave experience for me.


16 and hanging out with my high school choir gang, going out with my first boyfriend and figuring it all out with my cousin Julianne, my sister Michelle, and most especially with my best friend Connie.

With this particular song, my cousin - who later became a club DJ in university days - used to replay the opening 'ba-DOOM-boom' notes over and over again until we were in hysterics.

5 - Ladies Night - Kool and the Gang


Akelamalu said...

All those brought back some great memories for me Julia. I just loved Barry Gibb's mane - so wild and wonderful!

Durward Discussion said...

Did they paint those pants on Barry? Amazing he could walk at all. Loved the picks. They brought back some dancing nights for me.

Cherie said...

Jamie had a great theme going there. It's been so fun to revisit that period with so many people. Fun set. My fav has to be "Boogie Wonderland". Have a wonderful weekend!

(Now to see if I can figure out how to put in the captcha correctly. lol)

Mike Golch said...

it been a while since i heard Ladies Night.thanks for shairng it.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Not sure why the security words are suddenly showing up - I've got my comments set to have no security on my dashboard, but obviously here they are. Hopefully the latest round of upgrades will sort themselves out.


Travis Cody said...

I remember trying to straddle the musical genre fence during these years. I liked some disco, some easy listening, some top 40, and a lot of rock. I liked all kinds of music, but a lot of my friends were beginning to draw their lines in the sand about what they'd put on their radios.