Saturday, February 7, 2009

Remember This Movie?

A muffin brain asked me the other day why I had the song "The Stroll" on my playlist. What is it that rednecks say? "heeeeere's your sign....". Duh, it was a part of my favorites of my 40 years.

Remember this movie?

Where were you in 1962? I wasn't even a glimmer of a thought. Hail American Graffiti? I LOVE this movie and all of the music in it. INCLUDING The Stroll. The movie has all of those fantastic stars, the geeky good boy, the sweet good girl, the goofy guy, the wanna be bad boy, the sexy blond in THAT T-Bird. Mackenzie Phillips played a great pain in the neck little sister too. Wow. I still love to watch this movie. I wish I had it on right now. I need to get this DVD come to think of it.

The soundtrack is awesome. (I know there is a lot of space between pictures. It's invisible, the frame I mean. It's like a huge white matte.) My bestfriend from childhood had this soundtrack. I begged my parents for this soundtrack. They hated this music and chose not to add it to our collection of records. So I went to my friend's house and begged her to play it for me. We danced and sang. We loved this music. Her dad played the guitar and we'd dance and sing some more.

As for The Stroll, just to be annoying to muffin brain, I'm again adding it to my playlist. I should do it over and over. (He hates this song like I hate the songs "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" and "Put a Ring on It". I really wish someone would give that girl a ring. I'm sick of that song.) Back to "The Stroll", there's something teasing about the wretched moan of the saxophone in this song. The sound reverberates in my brain over and over. I love it.

It should be noted when "The Stroll" is blowing out of my computer speakers, Reynaldo swings his ears back. He doesn't like it either.


Terri and Bob said...

My mom and dad were married in the 50s and love the Stroll!

I was four. Quit rubbing it in.

I love these movies, too!

Becca Watson said...

I'll have to go check this movie out. I know I've heard of it, but I've never seen it..

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I married at 17, in 1961. In 1962, I lived in Bossier City Louisiana, where my husband was stationed at Barksdale AFB.

I remember doing the stroll to that song, the first time it came along. J and I absolutely love and adore this music!!


Anonymous said...

I like 'The Stroll' In fact, I like all of the music on your play list. "Love Potion #9" was one of my favorites. I haven't seen this movie but I will have to check it out. In 1962 I was getting ready to enter high school. We had a community hall in my area and every Friday night all of us Junior high kids would go there to dance. We had so much fun. Champeroned of course.

Kim said...

Lisa...I already gave up the birthday cake. I didn't get your comment in time. I really was afraid if I had sugar, I would start craving it again. It is pretty much out of my system now.

tam said...

Holy cow I love that movie too! LoL! I was only one in 1962! I love the songs in that soundtract too-sooo nastalgic for me.
I remember when I was very young my babysitter and her friends coming over with a portable record player and stacks of 45s (crap I'm old!)-they would all dance around like crazy oh man I thought it was great!
Goodtimes my friend!~LoL~Tam:D

Nanci said...

I remember teaching my kids the stroll and they laughed. Still do it at the cottage though.
there's a station here in Toronto that plays oldies and you can listen to some old stuff.
Also chum1050, great rockn'roll stuff.
You bring back memories of white bucks and poodle skirts girl!

Shannon said...

I have not seen it but it looks like a fun movie! I'll have to put it on my Netflix list!