Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mute Monday: Year in Pictures










18 comments:

fishy said...

No idea what year...maybe 68 although I have no idea why I guessed that. So WHY is it your favorite year? Have a great MM,
I am up at the Pond.

Boxer said...

77, baby!!!! The year I was 17 so all of this was big news, especially losing Elvis, and I think that's a good connection to the news of M.J. Rumors was the first album I bought that wasn't John Denver. Bwahahahha. Yes, I WAS a nerd, it's confirmed now. :-) Ted Bundy, Florida and Washington are soooo proud.

Excellent choices. Happy Mute Monday.

TROLL Y2K said...

I'm picking 77 too. And I should get the prize instead of Boxer cause I know that's Son-of-Sam and not Ted Bundy.

Great photos, anyway.

Happy Mute Monday!

chickory said...

i keep my visions to myself!

oh rumours. what an album. this is my first year in college. summer of sam. happy MM

moi said...

Fishy: 1977 was one of those cultural sea change years for the United States.

Boxer: I wore Rumors OUT! Then the Clash released their own seminal album, something clicked in my head, and I became a baby punk. The two seventies sensibilities have been at war within me ever since.

Troll: Dog made him do it.

Chicory: My favorite is "Songbird." Still has the power to make me cry.

Buzz Kill said...

I had the Rumours album too - on 8 track tape. And I remeber seeing Star Wars in the theater and thinking, "ehh, this is OK". I was more impressed with Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (the previews were even scary - to me).

Happy MM!.

czar said...

I know it's 1977. I lived through the Summer of Sam in Brooklyn. Graduated high school. Spent the summer volunteering at a day camp for brain-injured children out in the middle of a field; no air-conditioning. For a field trip, we marched them up the Statue of Liberty. Talk about fun. Just watched Summer of Sam again a few weeks ago. Great portrayal of the paranoia of the time.

pamokc said...

'77 was a fun year indeed except for a couple of personal items about that time .... Seventies Rock!!!

Doris Rose said...

I'm not sure where I was, but much of that time was a bit of a fog. Hmmm,hope it was at least fun.

Ree said...

Wow. Was Rumours really that long ago?

Happy Mute Monday!

moi said...

Buzz: Me, too! Close Encounters struck me as way more profound in its implications. Star Wars seemed tinny in comparison.

Czar: I was summering with relatives in suburban New England idyll at the time. Perched at the edge of my teens, skateboarding, giggling over boys. But my uncle commuted to and from the city, and each evening he brought us news of a world going increasingly bad.

Pam: "Rock" is right! Great music came out of that year.

Doris: Were those your L.A. Daze?

Ree: I know, huh? Shhhhhhhh!

TROLL Y2K said...

The dog gave him shooting lessons too. How the heck do you fire 5 rounds from 3 feet with a .44 and not kill anyone?

Methinks the other serial killers in hell give Son-of-Sam a lot of guff. Grrherhahahahhahaa!

czar said...

Troll: Berkowitz is still sucking air. The other serial killers are going to have to wait.

Wendy said...

I was 14. Had my first date; we saw Star Wars! I realized that the guy was a big, conceited blowhard-jackass and, after the movie, we went to a restaurant for dessert and I laughed hysterically the whole time, thinking how much it sucked that this would be my lifelong memory of my first date. The guy thought I was insane and never called me again. Heheheheheheh.

moi said...

Troll: Just because you're a serial killer, doesn't mean you're an EFFICIENT serial killer.

Czar: I hate to think what Dahmer has in store for him.

Wendy: Ah, nothing like first date stories! Mine thought I was going to be somebody else.

czar said...

Y'all need to keep up on your serial killer research. Dahmer's been dead for almost 15 years. Someone offed him in prison within a few years of entry.

Berkowitz, on the other hand, has given his life over to the Baby Jesus, and is now a born-again Christian. So, if that's your bag, he won't be in hell at all.

I'm not sure what all this means. Just the facts, ma'am.

moi said...

Czar: No, I know Dahmer's dead. He was dispatched quite quickly if I remember correctly. As for Berkowitz, I don't think God accepts take backs for serial killers, regardless of how hard they pray. Dude will burn, baby, burn, I'm sure of it.

Enemy of the Republic said...

1977?