Sep 17, 2010

Being Vintage

I realize the season finale aired in June but, thanks to the beautiful invention of DVR, I saved Glee for today. Mostly, I wanted to hear Josh Groban sing.  He did not.

Regardless, I was not disappointed.  In retrospect, I realize the song choices for this season were primarily from the 1980s.

Let's recap:

Journey - Don't Stop Believin', Faithfully
Kiss - Beth and another big hair song.
Grease - You're the One That I Want
Eric Carmen - All By Myself
Heart - Alone
Bon Jovi - It's My Life
The Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach, etc., etc.
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight this Feelin'
Rick Springfield - Jesse's Girl
Billy Joel
Aerosmith
Queen
Billy Idol
Olivia Newton John (the be-otch!) - Physical
Little House on the Prairie with Michael Landon ending every episode in tears.

Do you see it?  The vintage music.  It's haute.  This is my era. Am I vintage or am I haute?  Strange, I used to be striving for haute but we spelled it differently when I was singing along to Survivor and Bonnie Tyler, using my Lady Speedstick as my make-believe microphone.

Regardless, the new adjectives are preferable to the old ones; middle age.

For your happy memories and enjoyment, I present you with the ultimate vintage air band starring my favorite band with no name (as far as I can remember).  It's Boston with Ted, the janitor, Lloyd, and Turk.  Let's embrace our vintage-ness.  We are haute.

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oh, crap! I don't know if it recorded this week!

CountessLaurie said...

I wanna be haute, but I think I am vintage...

Can I bring back my eighties hairdo now? I had great hair in the eghties...

M-Cat said...

That episode on Scrubs was one of my all time fav's!

GLee's list sounds fantastic

Becki said...

oh, Nance, aren't you glad we lived in the era when music made you want to be a singer and musician? this is why I listen to 103.5 on the radio. well, when i get to choose the station. my daughters love Glee and now they think I'm haute - woot woot- because I know the music. Psych also does a lot of 80's music and jokes. of course i laugh the hardest becaues i get it. thanks for the music memories

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

I aspire to "haute." Calling oneself "vintage" sounds better than "antique." (And in my case it's only sort of a lie. Just a fib, really. Few more years, and then I will have no choice but to go by "relic.")