Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The 60's are a very big influence on me. It's the Civil Rights Movement that got me into civil rights and made MLK and Mahatma Gandhi my heroes. It's the protest of Vietnam that opened my eyes to the horrors of war. It's the Beatles that made me crazed (Yep. I used to cry when I watched them on my Ed Sullivan DVDs) and made me want to delve deeper into the culture of their decade. It all started with a tie-die stroller......
I was never always like this. In 6th grade our teacher played Revolution for us by the Beatles because we were learning about the French Revolution. I was hooked. I borrowed the cd that this song is on: "The Beatles: Past Masters Volume 1". I have been asked a few times what got me into the Beatles and I think that was it. I am known as the Beatles Fan at school. In junior high, kids would all robotically turn their heads to look at me at the same time whenever the shot of the Beatles would pop up in the intro of our videos.
My clothes scream the voices of the decade. My whole closet is full of short dresses and two long, some new to look vintage and 1 actually vintage. I call the vintage one "60's Mainstream" because it is long with long sleeves. I have a pair of new-to-look-vintage patch work bell bottoms. They have a secret velcro pocket down where the leg flares out. I have real pink pearls that I got for my 16 birthday (I wear them with everything) and red, red lipstick (for special occasions). I know these last two parts are 50's, but I wanted to mention them anyways. :)
It is unclear to me why I am this way. I guess we were all put on this earth to be a certain way and have a certain goal, so here I am. :) Maybe this was my past life. I don't know if that even exists. What I do know is that I was born in the wrong decade as my wonderful teacher Mr. Staton likes to point out. (I LOVE THAT GUY!)
Here's a funny thing, I recently turned 16 and on my birthday I requested You're Sixteen by Johnny Burnette on my favorite radio station and SOMEBODY (wink, wink) did not believe I was 16! Truthfully, I still hardly believe it myself. They probably thought I was some crazy old lady thinking I was 16. :) (It is ok. I am not offended by this and I don't want you to be offended by this. Some how I saw this coming.) I like to think that I am their youngest listener.
Peace, Love, and Beatles!