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Why the Seventies Really Sucked Reason #2912

Bay City Rollers

My (no longer) secret shame: I owned this on 45 rpm

This is an open whatever.

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84 Responses

  1. sorry, that’s just a major buzz kill for me..

  2. I finally learned how to drive and we had gas lines.
    When we lived in the city of Phila there was no need to drive. When we moved to the suburbs I had to learn how and gas lines started.
    All my life I have had lousy timing.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE, MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS, AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  3. Bay City Rollers sucked. No need to blame it on the decade. There were people like this:

  4. I got this in an email today. Obie better not fuck with the seniors!

    They always ask at the doctor’s office why you are there, and you have to answer in front of others what’s wrong and sometimes it is embarrassing. There’s nothing worse than a Doctor’s Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you in a room full of other patients. I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way this old guy handled it.

    A 70-year-old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk.

    The Receptionist said, “Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?”

    “There’s something wrong with my dick”, he replied.

    The receptionist became irritated and said, “You shouldn’t come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that.”

    “Why not, you asked me what was wrong and I told you,” he said.

    The Receptionist replied;

    “Now you’ve caused some embarrassment in this room full of people.”

    “You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private.”

    20> The man replied, “You shouldn’t ask people questions in a roomful of strangers, if the answer could embarrass anyone.”

    The man walked out, waited several minutes, and then re-entered.

    The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, “Yes??”

    “There’s something wrong with my ear,” he stated.

    The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice.

    “And what is wrong with your ear, Sir?”

    “I can’t piss out of it,” he replied.

    The waiting room erupted in laughter..

    Mess with seniors and you’re going to Lose!

  5. Fredster
    Very good.
    Age and wisdom beats young and dumb all the time.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS, AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  6. I had lousy timing too helenk.

  7. Myiq, I assume since you say you had that song on 45, it must have been the early 70’s. I wasn’t into the Bay City Rollers, I was listening to stuff like this:

  8. That’s funny. For the most part, I’ve had pleasant receptionists. My worst recent doctor’s office visit was having my blood drawn by this trainee guy. He missed my vein on the first try, but instead of pulling out and regrouping, he panicked and started jabbing at my inside elbow like he was digging for oil.

  9. Helen: My Dad didn’t live to get to quite that point, would have loved to have seen it. But, I had my mother at the doc one day. As the doc came in he was talking with her and asked how she was doing. She said something like “Well I feel like hell and when I do I’m a grumpy old bitch and hard to live with.”

    The doc turned to me and I was falling out of the chair as we both just shook with laughter. All I could do was to look at him and say “Hey, she said it, not me.” 😆

  10. Great song cinie.

    I remember the 70s, motorways were totally empty here in Italy, on Sundays cars could drive according to their number plates- even numbers one week, and odd numbers the next. That was because of the gas crisis.

    I went to Morocco with my boyfriend, in a VW beetle. We reached Marrakesh and the dollar dived. It was incredible how empty all the roads were. It was wierd hearing about the fall of the dollar over there. (Of course our traveller’s checks were in $$$)

    I was working for a geological firm, coloring maps by hand of Algeria and Afghanistan for Oil and Nat gas exploration. (now there’s a software to do it).

  11. Wow, Laurie, I’m duly impressed. In the early ’70’s I was trying to figure out just how much wine you needed to put in the bottom of a 3 Boone’s Farm bottle bong for max effect.

  12. Cinie, on February 12th, 2009 at 2:39

    OMG! You said Boone’s Farm and I just had a flashback to those days! Not the bong, but drinking that shit!

  13. When I lived in the city we lived in a little area that had a park in the middle surrounded by row houses. There were 125 kids in the area. The teenagers used to hang in the park. The were not bad kids and I did not have any problem with them. One day the fire plug sprinkler was on ( if you lived in a city you know what I mean). This one kid had a wooden leg and he fell under the sprinkler. I went to the hospital with him. At the time I smoked and I am in the ER with no money, no cigerettes and they come out and hand me his wooden leg to hold until his parents got there. That had to be one of the longest waits of my life.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS, EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  14. Fredster, ever had Annie Green Springs?

    HelenK, too bad nobody gave you a hand. Then you really would have had a leg to stand on.

    (slinking off)

  15. Cinie
    For that comment you will get a case of Night Train Express or maybe Thunderbird.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE, MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS, AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  16. Cinie, I don’t *think* I had any Annie Green Springs, but that was a long time back and some things are hazy. 😉

  17. music from the early 70s-Tupelo Honey-Van Morrison

  18. helenk, here’s one of my favorite driving songs,

  19. music from the late 70s-Ian Drury-Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll:

    music was pretty good in the 70s

  20. Laurie, thanks for the Van Morrison, nice memory. Here’s one that sounds a bit Marrakeshy,

  21. Fredster, if you had had Annie Green Springs, you’d know it.

  22. three wickets
    I just got a 2007 grand prix with 20 inch wheels. They were on the car when I bought it.
    I work until 1:00am on Fri and Sat nites. When I am driving home I usually blasting Duane Eddy or the Rightous Bros. or Chuck Berry. People do not expect to see an old broad driving that car blasting that music.
    I like the song you linked to. Thank you

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE, MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY

    PUMAS,BUBBAS, EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  23. that’s beautiful helenk. would love to be riding shotgun with you someday. and yes, music should be played loud in cars, windows down, elbows out.

  24. course, i went thru this phase too..

  25. 3W- nice one -Lebanese Blonde 😉

  26. see if this one keeps everyone awake.

    Hope it works

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS, EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  27. NEVER MIND
    If you go to you tube and put in
    Duane Eddy Rebel Rouser.

    My computer ADAM ( a damn aggravating machine) does not feel like working tonight

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS, EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  28. nope helenk, doesn’t come thu. damn record labels are taking all the good stuff off youtube..

  29. here’s some late night easy listening.. or morning music for laurie..

  30. I will try one more time.

  31. Trey Dub, “But I Was Cool:”

  32. Not Boone’s Farm or Annie Green Springs.

    TJ Swanns – Easy Nights

  33. Okay, I tried all three, but I liked TJ best

  34. My computer ADAM ( a damn aggravating machine) does not feel like working tonight

    Be glad it’s not HAL

  35. myiq: Did you see the post at corrente about David Sirota’s little tirade at TL or did you read the tirade yourself? Hysterical!!

  36. great helenk. who knew AMC made such cool cars. thought it was just the Pacer..

  37. gotta go for a bit. Windows is telling me I need to run updates.

  38. I am afraid to ask who or what is HAL?
    I thought this song would fit right in tonight.

  39. gotta go for a bit. Windows is telling me I need to run updates.

    That has to be one of the worst blow-off lines ever!

    “I have to go alphbetize my CD’s”

  40. 3W- Miles Davis at Umbria Jazz-soft warm evening, open air
    wonderful…..

    Classic mid seventies-Keith Jarrett-Kohn Concert

  41. HAL – the homicidal computer in “2001 A space Odessey”

    As in “Good morning, Dave.”

  42. Mid-Seventies: “Frampton Comes Alive”

  43. helenk, go one letter forward for each letter of HAL, and you’ll be out in space with myiq. hope that’s not too esoteric. just trying to learn myiq’s dialect. not easy, but with effort, communication is possible.

    i’m drinking some homemade sangria right now, and it taste’s a bit like boone’s farm, but i refuse to put it in a bong..

  44. Helenk-HAL is the dreaded talking computer from 2001-Space Odyssey

  45. i’ve got no problems with frampton, and i’ve got my dukes up for anyone who wants to challenge that..

  46. Sirota has lost it

  47. Cinie, I appreciate the trey dub endearment, and we can keep it, just as long as it’s not trey dubya, which would then suggest barry..

  48. Oh, noooooo. Three Wickets it is from now on. No more pseudo faux urban hip. Never want to curse anybody Barry-wise. Apologies.

  49. Have to go make my kid’s breakfast-bbl this afternoon.
    🙂

  50. myiq2xu, on February 12th, 2009 at 4:04 am Said:

    gotta go for a bit. Windows is telling me I need to run updates.

    That has to be one of the worst blow-off lines ever!

    Well it was true! There were 7 updates and usually when that many it’s going to want to reboot. so no reason to run it in the background when I knew I’d need to close browsers and stuff.

    *******************************************
    You’re right; Sirota has lost it. Pathetic.

  51. Good night everyone. It has been fun

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS, EQUALISTS,AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  52. I coulda said I’ve got to pick up the pee-pads that I know Chloe the doxie is going to use. 😆

  53. I coulda said I’ve got to pick up the pee-pads that I know Chloe the doxie is going to use.

    “I have to go make ice cubes”

    “I have to rotate my couch cushions”

    “I have to clean the crumb-catcher in my toaster”

  54. night helenk, arrivederci laurie. does laurie live in perugia. sounds nice.

  55. cinie-FUN making breakfast to Trey Dub!!!

  56. i propose making this our late night anthem,

  57. gonna squeeze in one more from the 70’s, while myiq’s not watching, making ice cubes.. look for the frampton like move at around 3:30 in the song..

  58. love the Eagles!!! ciao wickets

  59. I LOVED the 70s! and myiq2xu did too! someone go back and check the “70’s Full Disclosure” thread from about a month ago…

    the 70s rocked…and so did we in the 70s.

  60. OH and it would not be a 70’s retrospective without the bad that set the tone of the disco decade!

    Its so Gaaaay!

  61. or this one!

  62. Momma Mia! morning all!

  63. or this,

  64. someone better stop me, i can’t stop myself..

  65. Myiq: do you still have your 45s? I still have literally hundreds of them. I recently bought a new turntable that can play 45s & 78s. Still have a bunch of my parents 78s also.

    When I was in high school (1969-1973) 45s were $1.00/ea. Every Friday my dad would give me $1.00 and I would go buy one and play it to death for the rest of the week. Once I got home with my record and found it was cracked. I cried and cried. My Dad gave me another $1.00 to go get another one. Now I laugh at the fact that I cried about a broken record; if only that were all I have to cry about.

  66. myiq2xu,

    Haave you seen the Kay Jewelers commercial where with a guy sitting in his car and the GPS computer speaks, saying “I’m sorry Dave, but I don’t think I can do that,” and locks all the car doors?

    HAL revisited…

    -MS

  67. cut me off, please..

  68. Did someone call me? I was asleep and I heard my name

  69. 3w:

    I’ll cut you off at the knees with a Disco Duck

  70. I can’t believe Fuzzy didn’t post “YMCA” or “Macho Man”

  71. i’m putting my straighjacket on..

  72. I liked the 70s.

    The seventies were the decade when we almost had environmentalism. But then we got Ronnie Reagan instead.

  73. how bout some disco guns n roses.. i can just feel the steam coming off our morning posters..

  74. myiq thanks for the flashback!

    I won Bay City Rollers tix in a radio contest and got to meet them at a special party after the show..

    My best friend and I got decked out in our best plaid teeny bopper outfits.

    Gawd those dudes were fuglier in person!

  75. BOWIE!!!

    Oh You Pretty Things – Live

    Changes/Space Oddity – Live

    If you can ever catch Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars ’73 on VH1 Classic (which the second clip is from), do so. Sublime.

    LSD optional. 😉

  76. 70’s…my favorite decade. Peace, love and rock and roll. Fun, fun times for me. I Had a BLAST! It’s been downhill ever since….unfortunately. I look back on those times fondly. I feel lucky to have lived it.

  77. OMG, Bay City Rollers! I must embarassingly admit it was my first concert. We were 12. We stole cigarettes from my friends mom and thought we’d be cool but were too paranoid to light up in public. So I have an actual memory of this one, unlike the rest of the concerts I’ve been to. 😉

  78. soupcity-So I have an actual memory of this one

    LOL-pretty much sums up concert-going in the 70s

  79. LOL! KLOWN! wasn’t this during that whole sort of Osmond period or the Carpenters?

    LOL!

    Out here we had Santana on FM. Or Jethro Tull.

    KLOWN you always add the needed levity!

    !

  80. I think I had 45’s of Sly & the Family Stone… at the time — on that little portable record player — or on the transistors we took to the beach.

    Life was sooooooooooooooo much simpler for us kids and we cut all the classes we didn’t like didn’t we?

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    but we all got big degrees anyway — !

    a whole bunch of us did…..

    man, our gen has worked hard…..
    haven’t we?

  81. Just two words on that song…

    Dusty Springfield.

  82. My next music post will be Deacon Blues

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