October 01, 2003

That Seventies feeling

In this article on watching The Exorcist, Kathy Shaidle has the best description of the Brady Decade that these eyes have yet beheld:

...a decade-long, morning-after mourning of the innocence it had wasted the entire Sixties trying frantically to lose.

Maybe it was because my father took the air-conditioning out of our South Florida home during that decade, but for me the main sensation I get when I think of the years of Earth Tones, Leif Garrett, and Dodge Darts is a greasy, sweaty feeling.

Posted by Andrea Harris at October 1, 2003 07:24 AM

Removed the A/C from a home in south Florida!!??

I can't even wrap my mind around that concept.

Posted by: McGehee at October 1, 2003 at 12:08 PM

Um, "Brady decade"? "Loss of innocence"?

Are we talking about the same seventies that gave us Linda Lovelace, Studio 54, and disco (only one of which was a worthwhile addition to pop culture)?

Posted by: Ken Summers at October 1, 2003 at 01:24 PM

why did your father hate you so much?

Posted by: Kevin at October 1, 2003 at 06:15 PM

Hey, I liked my used Dodge Dart Swinger with the sporty little slant six engine. First car I owned. Lots of good memories in that one.

Posted by: rkb at October 2, 2003 at 01:51 PM