Friday, September 23, 2011

Mashed Potato Time

I was flipping through Youtube, going from one thing to another and stumbled across this.



I was chuckling to myself because this is the dance I would do in the kitchen when I was cooking dinner with my daughters when they were teenagers. Yes, they laughed at me.  If you watch the blond, she got moves I would have stolen, I'm sure.  The only dance contest I ever won was doing this dance with, probably the only guy that would dare.

I did catch an episode of "The Talk" when Leah Remini was complaining about her mother doing this dance at an Ozzy Osbourne concert they had all recently attended.  I say ....good for her!


I was looking for American Bandstand   and did find The Beach Boys.


My babysitter watched American Bandstand  in the 1950's when my mother was going to "Beauty School" and he (which was unusual I think) watched us 3 kids.  Maybe that is where I became interested in music.  I certainly became interested in the dances then.

The Beach Boys were huge in the mid 1960s.  They sang of summer, surfing, hot cars, and girls.

I lived in the cold north and had dark hair.  I wanted to live in California and have blond hair.  I wanted to be a surfer girl.  Didn't we all?
                                           

7 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh what a blast from the past - I remember that song and dance - I used to could do it too - now not so sure! teehee sandie

Sweet Tea said...

Good ol' American Bandstand.
I remember watching it on Saturday afternoons many years ago...My Dad would always bring home hamburgers on Friday evening (do you remember buying them 5 for $1?)and there was always 1 burger left over and I would reheat it (that sounds really yukky now)and eat it for lunch as I watched Bandstand.

Mary said...

I'm picturing you dancing and your girls watching, very funny. Woo hooo!

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing my favorite Beach Boys song! I saw the BB in St. Louis in 1995, when I was in grad school. They were still amazing!

Intense Guy said...

No, I never wanted to be a california surfer girl...

:)

I watched the video and nearly shorted out the computer drooling... a whole lot of umm.. well.. jiggling goin' on. :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ah yes..but I was blonde and if I hadn't fallen in love or lust and gotten married I would have run off to California for sure..it was where it was at back then..I wonder how things would have been different sometimes:)

(Florida) Girl said...

The beach boys put a big grin on my face.

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