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The oldies station

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 04:10 PM
Author: Lincee

Shazam

I recently overheard a young girl refer to Houston’s local Lite-FM-Easy-Listening-Safe-For-Work radio station as “oldies.” I chuckled under my breath, blessed her sweet heart in my mind and fought hard not to turn around and lecture her on pop music nowadays and how it’s fundamentally impossible for me to believe that Ludacris and Pitbull can be featured in so many songs.

I was also a touch annoyed by the way this darling whipper snapper threw around the word “oldies” like she really knew what it meant. I have an entire playlist on iTunes that is dedicated to oldies. It’s full of Buddy Holly, Dion, the entire Dirty Dancing soundtrack and a ton of boy/girl groups that put “the” in front of a random noun.

The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Dixie Cups, The Drifters and The Ronettes.

When I got into my car, I turned on Sunny 99.1 to see what was playing. HELLO MADONNA! And I’m not talking about her new random stuff that makes me concerned for my well-being. I’m talking about vintage “True Blue” Madonna! I sang every word. It was glorious.

I was wrapping up the final, “True love. Oh baby. True love. Oh baby,” as the DJ morphed right into freaking “Total Eclipse of the Heart!” I was in heaven. Bonnie Tyler’s raspy voice. The crescendos! And what’s this? POISON! Why yes, I would like for you to give me something to believe in!

Just as Bret was about to do that little “huh” before the last chorus, a strange question creeped into my subconscious. When did this song come out?

I need you to prepare yourself for the rest of this post. It’s going to be a tough read, but we’ll get through it together. I promise.

Poison’s “Something To Believe In” came out in 1990. That was 24 years ago.

I’ll give you a moment to digest that sentence.

A quick Google search slapped me in the face with these cold hard truths:

Madonna’s “True Blue” came out in 1986. Ronald Reagan was president.
Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” came out in 1983. A tank of gas was $0.90.
The Boss’ “Dancing in the Dark” was in 1984. Another five years, and Taylor Swift will be born.
Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen” came out in 1982. That was the year Brooke didn’t let anyone between her and her Calvins.

Are we still breathing? In through the nose. Out through the mouth.

Here’s the real question. How many (groan) decades must go by before said decade is considered a candidate for the oldies group? I’m going to go out on a limb and say three decades is the oldies mark. That gives me a few more years before I have to start stashing Werther’s in my robe pocket and yelling for kids to get off my lawn.

The website

Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 03:10 PM
Author: Lincee

Dear reader,

I have a favor to ask. I’ve been tinkering with my website since 2008 and I think it may be time for a little refresher. I say this with complete honesty: I’d love your input.

Those of you reading right now are special. You don’t just come to IHGB for Bachelor franchise recaps. I like to think you come here because you enjoy reading beyond my tantalizing descriptions of what I imagine Our Host Chris Harrison smells like at rose ceremonies. I imagine you come here to read about my crazy East Texas upbringing, my eclectic Mama, favorite TV shows, movies, music and random musings.

I am so lucky to have you as a reader. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

With that said, I’d love to hear from you. Please tell me things you want to see on the website. Or what you are tired of seeing on the website. You can include actual posts, or let me know your “wish list” of mechanical pieces of IHGB. Do you wish there was a search option? Do you wish I didn’t talk so much about my love of Friends? Is my comment section totally annoying? Do my banners need to be refreshed? Do you read on your phone and is it easy or hard to maneuver? Would you like to see guest posts? Would you like to see more posts? (I know I would…) Would you like to see certain days representing certain post categories?

Feel free to let me know in the comment section. Or you can email me directly. I only ask one thing: if you have a con, please leave a pro as well!

I value your input and promise to read each and every comment and email. Thanks for taking the time to write back. I’ve told so many people this and I stand by my words…my readers are the best.

Your humble blogger,
Lincee

Slink’s Links

Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 02:10 PM
Author: Lincee

Slink's Links

TGIF, am I right people? I hope you have an amazing weekend. Here are some links to get you through the home stretch!

I think I’m the only person watching Manhattan Love Story. And that makes me sad, because I actually do like it. Rumor has it that it’s going to get the ax along with Selfie. We shall see. In the meantime, I’d love if you clicked on THIS LINK to read my recap!

Remember that time discovering Shazam changed your life? Here are 25 other apps for the organizer and computer nerd in you that may have the same impact.

People Magazine is 40-years-old. Of course you want to flip through a digital scrapbook of their previous covers, don’t you? Your wish is my command!

This article depicting the breakfast foods that kids eat from around the world was so interesting to me. Especially the breakfast choices in Africa. PS: I wish the kid in Amsterdam could share her breakfast with me and the kid from Malawi.

Aaaannnnnnnnnnnddddd I’ve found my Halloween costume. Does anyone have a large sheet of cardboard I can borrow?

The one where ‘Friends’ debuts on Netflix

Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 04:10 PM
Author: Lincee

Friends

This is not a joke people. Every single episode of Friends is going to be available on Netflix beginning January 1, 2015. Even though I own all the seasons on DVD and VHS, I will have the power to watch one of my all-time favorite shows with just the click of a few buttons. Who doesn’t get excited when they see this?

Friends opener

or this:

Friends + my eyes

and this classic:

Ross

But my all-time favorite will always be “The One with the Embryos”

Tell me I’m right. Or tell me another episode that trumps this one and I’ll tell you if you’re right. I may be able to concede the prom video episode if I’m feeling particularly generous.

Regardless, this news is WONDERFUL and deserves a happy dance!

dancing