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Old Classic vs Uptown Funk November 21, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Family, Philosophy.
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1. Retired Geezer - November 21, 2016

Seems to me they danced better back when I was young.

Compare that to Ice Skating. You look at videos of the Olympic skating competition from 30 years ago and the stuff they were doing seems so easy compared to the impossible tricks that they do now.

*geezer practices a triple-Lutz, quad-Camel-Toe in his MIND.

2. Sobek - November 21, 2016

OT, but I think my favorite song about pedophilia is probably Young Girl, by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.

3. Sobek - November 21, 2016

I mean, holy crap, but still it’s a catchy tune.

4. Retired Geezer - November 21, 2016

Questions never heard on Jeopardy (c):

I’ll take pedophilia songs for $20, Alex.

5. Sobek - November 22, 2016

Other options are “Into the Night” by Benny Marines (I heard that on the radio today, hence the comment) and Edge of the World, by Faith No More (which has some rippin’ jazz piano – I could listen to a whole album of that stuff).

I’m sure there are some more pedo songs out there, but I really don’t want that kind of search term in my browser history.

6. lauraw - November 22, 2016

Well to be fair, quite a few people got married in their teens back then.

7. Sobek - November 22, 2016

Opening lines to “Into the Night”:

She’s just sixteen years old
Leave her alone, they say
Separated by fools
Who don’t know what love is yet

That was written in 1980. I think we statutory rape laws in most jurisdiction back then. Most importantly, the guy acknowledges that his friends are telling him this is a terrible, awful idea, he just dismisses them all as fools.

8. Sobek - November 22, 2016

Oh, and in the video he breaks into her house against her father’s wishes and basically kidnaps her.

9. Sobek - November 22, 2016

Gary Puckett also acknowledges that his song is pretty messed up:

Young girl get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run girl
You’re much too young girl

Nothing like a “stop me before I do it again” vibe to really make you feel better about the lyrics.

10. Sobek - November 22, 2016

Johnny’s song is fine, because it comes across as chaste. He might – might – try to hold her hand and invite her to the sock hop. No angry dads in there.

11. Retired Geezer - November 23, 2016

Yikes!
When he turns around in the beginning of that Benny Mardones video, I thought it was a hot chick.
Don’t judge me.

Would you think it’s weird that that song is on a Greatest Wedding Hits album?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ultimate-wedding-hits-vol.-2/id146735442

12. digitalbrownshirt - November 23, 2016

13. digitalbrownshirt - November 23, 2016

Young teacher, the subject
Of schoolgirl fantasy
She wants him so badly
Knows what she wants to be

Inside her there’s longing
This girl’s an open page
Book marking, she’s so close now
This girl is half his age

It’s so damn catchy, but extremely creepy when you listen to the lyrics. Kind of like “Every Breath You Take” being a theme song for stalkers.

14. Cathy - November 23, 2016

What about the creepy Christmas song, “Baby it’s Cold Outside?”
It’s a duet between young female and older guy.

Stanza 2:

My mother will start to worry,
beautiful, what’s your hurry?
Father will be pacing the floor,
listen to the fireplace roar
So really I’d better scurry,
beautiful, please don’t hurry
Maybe just a half a drink more,
put some records on while I pour

15. Cathy - November 23, 2016

Thanks for posting that first video on dancing. I love to watch the old movies that have great dancing in them…

My favorite is “Holiday Inn” where Fred Astaire dances at the Inn on New Year’s eve while completely drunk and finally passes out cold when the music stops. What talent!!

16. Sobek - November 23, 2016

DBS, that’s a good one. Catchy and creepy. At least Sting had the decency to put it in the third person. I didn’t realize the age disparity in Baby It’s Cold Outside. I did know he was trying to get her liquored up.

17. digitalbrownshirt - November 23, 2016

Considering Sting worked as a school teacher in the early 70’s I have to wonder if there’s an autobiographical inspiration involved.


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