Friday, August 29, 2008

Flashback Friday #3!

I just this second decided what my flashback would be! I'm not sure why it popped in my head, but I'll go with it! I'm choosing Centerfold by the J. Geils Band for today! I go back in memory to third grade when MTV was brand spankin' new. I think this is one of the first videos I remember seeing! We didn't have cable at the time, but I remember watching MTV for hours at my friend Julie's house while we drank Pepsi Free! (now who remembers that?!)

I THINK my memory serves me right on this next part. My third grade teacher would let us bring records to listen to while we worked on Fridays. If I remember correctly, my friend Robin's husband Billy brought "Centerfold" for us to listen to, but Mrs. Bacon wouldn't play it. Of course, we had not clue what a centerfold was, we just liked the song!

I also remember that the spring after the song came out, a church youth choir came to our church while on tour. They stayed with various church members that night. I remember Julie telling me about how one of the boys who stayed at her house played the drums. While he was watching "Centerfold" on MTV, he was pantomiming playing his drums, up until the part in the video that the drums splash up with liquid! He then looked up and said, "My drums don't do that!"

So without further ado, I give you Centerfold!

Are you ready to share your flashback?! Don't forget to link here so we can come learn about your memories!

Have a great Labor Day weekend!


Judy said...

LOL - you know what is hysterical about that video? I can remember being embarrassed that those TRAMPS would STRUT around in their black bras and slips! HAHAHAHAHA

I love the part in their lingerie where they are kind of prancing but not really - it is like they are trying to keep from "bouncing the girls"...I seriously doubt ANYONE in the video industry these days would agree to film such modesty!

Whimsical Ranter said...

You were in 3rd grade then????? My god my head is spinning. I was in high school when MTV started!

Robin said...

Of course, Billy doesn't remember! I swear I don't think he remembers anything from his childhood. He doesn't even remember the teacher letting you all listen to stuff. Just call him ChemoBrain!! But, that sounds just like him! Have you seen my song for you on my blog?

Carol said...

Question: What is the originating blog for Flashback Friday?

ChristiS said...

Carol, to answer your question, I'm the originator blog of it! :D I had a friend create the graphic for me, and went with it three weeks ago! Tell all your friends to join in the fun!