Monday, April 20, 2009

Rainy Days & Sundays Never Get Me Down.

It was so gorgeous here on Friday and Saturday! We worked in the yard, blew billions of bubbles, drew colorful pictures on the driveway with sidewalk chalk, and actually got sunburnt noses.

And on Sunday--the day of rest--it rained. All. Day. Long.

Gray, damp days make me wanna lie around reading a good whodunit, while listening to soft rock hits from the late 7o's/early 80's.

Yeah, I admit it. I love the music of my childhood:

Player's "Baby Come Back."


How can you not love a band named Ambrosia? "Biggest Part Of Me" is a classic.

And I cannot mention my love of mellow gold music without giving a shoutout to my cousin, Paul Davis. I'm praying one of my girls inherited his singing/songwriting talents.

(Do I love that the late Ricky Nelson introduces my late cousin, performing his biggest hit? Of course I do.)

Call me uncool all you want...I'm not ashamed or afraid to out my appreciation for long-haired men with falsetto voices, rocking me gently, polyester-style.

Don't judge. Just love the music. 'Cause they sure don't make it like this anymore.

33 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Wow, I don't even know what to say.

Gina said...

Love you big time baby.
I'm telling you, we were separated at birth!
Right down to the yard work and crisped noses.

Gina said...

Um, and I'm so digging your cuz's twin back up singers grinding in sync!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Lovin' your sunshiney days. Diggin' the 70's polyester men. And lovin' you too....

Lauren W said...

The hair, oh the hair... There are no words. Meanwhile, it sounds like an absolutely lovely weekend :)

Amy said...

Our minds must have been working the same way. Friday my friend and I sat in the sun listening to 70's music. I posted a list. :)

Amy said...

Ok, you and I need to get together for a weekend and just listen to music. Because I love ALL of these and even have a couple on my iPod!
YES!!!!

We love sidewalk chalk here too. As of this very minute, it's every where, even on my steps :)

Angie's Spot said...

They definitely don't make them like this anymore. And Ricky Nelson...swoon!

Rhea said...

I'm glad you had one sunny day to balance out the rainy one! Imagine if the whole weekend had been rainy!

We needed rain here. We're drought-like...and we got it!

CaraBee said...

Oh those 70s and early 80s songs. They take me back to a simpler time. A time of tight polyester pants in crazy patterns; big, long hair; and shirts unbuttoned halfway to the navel. The women's clothes were pretty awesome, too.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I think they spent more time on their hair than I do on mine.

Elena said...

With all this goodness, I can't believe you don't watch American Idol! :)

Jen said...

it is a rainy day here today and that sounds like a perfect way to spend the day. I am just going to lock the kids in the closet and get started.







kidding. ;)

Bekah said...

i don't judge you. i also didn't watch the videos.
at least i'm honest

Brandy said...

It didn't rain here until after 6 but I still do nuttin' all day. I read a book, ounged in the hot tub, watched DVR and finally saw the last episode of The Tudor's season 1.

I did not hate any of it.

angie said...

I love the early 80's music too. So sort of sexxy sounding!

Live.Love.Eat said...

OMG. Paul Davis is your cousin??? I LOVE that song!!!!!!!!! And I am with ya on he rainy days. They really don't get me down ever. Gives us a good excuse to lie around and enjoy a good lazy day.

jori-o said...

SOOOOOO good! Ahhhhhhhhh...

Jen said...

Hi! I hope you don't mind me popping in on your blog. I found you from your fab LOST site and have been reading a few weeks. Figured it's time I finally commented.

And, I certainly won't judge on your love of easy listening hits if I get a pass for rocking out to Loverboy's "Lovin' Every Minute of It" in the car this morning. :)

Linda said...

It's over 90 degrees here today. That's insane in April. How 'bout some Kansas and Boston?

themoonisdown said...

ok AM gold is my shiz. from the carpenters lyric in the title i KNEW this was gonna be a classic post.

you and i should have a slow dance to bread.

Shannon said...

Oh, Ricky Nelson... love his "Travenlin' Man".

Heather said...

Honestly, other than rap and hard rock, there's not much music I don't like. Okay, well maybe bluegrass...

And I would never judge. 'Cause you are the resident Queen of the iPod, and I cannot possibly even keep up with all the music that you know. I'm just along for the ride.

Caroline said...

My mind is devoid of words this morning. I love your varied taste in music. Its refreshing!

ParentingPink said...

Augh, Ambrosia! My hubby LOVES them - and I love their songs too - we HAVE to get our 80's collections together sometime- clearly, you have GREAT taste :-)

Melissa said...

Paul does look like Greg Allman. I just love those oldies, but goodies. I, after all, was named after the Allman Brothers classic, "Sweet Meliss". Girl, you know it's true, I am sweet. Quit laughing. Stop it. Seriously.

Ooh Ooh Ooh, I luv you!

Aubrey said...

I know I Go Crazy for tunage like this! I ♥ it!!
Now I will be singing these jams all day long. My husband thanks you.

And you are so right. Music just isn't made like this anymore. Bummer. THANK GOODNESS the styles have changed though.

Carrie said...

What the FREAK?? You have a famous cousin?? You truly are the most, Lula!

These songs are all on my hubby's iPod and we listen to them while we're driving, holding hands, saying sweet things to each other.... *le sigh*

Heather said...

And yet another reason for me to make out with you...to soft rock.

Some of my faves:
Reelin' In The Years and Peg- Steely Dan
Maggie May- Rod Stewart
Take The Long Way Home - Supertramp
The Things We Do For Love - 10CC
Dance With Me - Orleans
Melissa - The Allman Brothers
Whenever I Call You "Friend" - Kenny Loggins and Stevie Nicks
Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson
Pretty much anything by Gordon Lightfoot

I could go on and on. Soft rock of the 70's and 80's are my thing. Definitely reminds me of childhood and rainy Louisiana days.

Sun said...

I'm digging Paul Davis the best.. I even remember most of the words!!

And his hair.. is..."did".

Sun said...

Oh and I love "65 love affair" . . .

Jennifer P. said...

How any babies were conceived in the 70's with all the men looking like that is beyond me :)

But I DO loves me some mellow 70's rock. THis was the stuff of my early childhood!

Marrdy said...

These songs remind me of dating, slow dancing and making out.....SIGH!!