Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday December 39ers

Leapin’ Lizards, 39ers! It’s December 1978! 

Ah yes, the late ‘70s. Music flowed around us in slivers of love and broken hippie beads, as swirling Psychedelic music ignored Disco and morphed more forcefully, into Heavy Metal’s crashing beat. Well, for some.

39 Years Ago this Month ~ December 1978
The music charts, however, spouted love and lust for December 1978. Fans of WKTQ/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, swooned with Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand’s #1 hit, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”; while WLS/Chicagoland’s idea of Holiday hotness was chart-topper, “Hot Child in the City” (Nick Gilder).

Personally, I grooved to an up-and-coming hit, “Double Vision,” by Foreigner; obviously in the Christmas spirits … I mean, spirit … with some yummy eggnog. 😊 It entered the scene at #26 on KHJ’s Top Thirty in Los Angeles, but already kicking the top ten at WLS. Fill my eyes with that double vision

Speaking of blurry vision … what’s that … up in the sky? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s … it’s …

Superman! Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound

He bounded into our lives in a December 10, 1978 preview at the Kennedy Center, and flew over gaping mouths across the US in its national debut, December 15th.

Just for the record, there can never be another Superman to rival Christopher Reeve. (With an admiring nod to George Reeves—TV’s iconic Superman of the 1950s.)

For 39ers who Follow the Stars   
Sagittarians explode into December, excited about the year-end and a promising New Year, with Capricorn.

In this month dominated by red and green, Sagittarius and Capricorn stride regally to the beat of a different Little Drummer Boy, in shades of purple, offset by glowing turquoise. December’s gemstone symbol of good fortune and success is polished bright for your New Year.

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
With age, you learn to respect life’s three-dimensional march: a learned nod to your past, a toast to your present, and a lottery ticket for your future!
~ LinDee Rochelle, your 39er hostess.

Three Cheers to 39ers as we enter 2018: Good Luck, Much Love, & and Hope for a Winning Lottery Ticket!

Great cheese and wine need aging, but for 39ersAge is a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM 

Happy UN-Birthday DECEMBER 39ers,
(This one’s for you, kids – 39AHC UN-Birthday 39ers: Linda, Ms. Patricia, Santa, Ken, and Kevin!)

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday November 39ers

November 39ers Shine Inside & Out 

Music memories are often included here, as artists and songs of every era, shape our lives and attitudes. ♪ As we step into the final two months of the year, think about the multitude of music that permeates the Holiday Season … Sing! Dance! Enjoy!

39 Years Ago this Month ~ November 1978                
In 1978, Heavy Metal and Disco—about as far apart from each other as music can get—clashed loudly, ignoring the early stages of Punk Rock vying for attention. A few notables …
November 3rd: The heavy Disco soundtrack of Grease (released in June) was climbing its way to the top of the radio charts. Cue the mirror ball! “You’re the One that I Want … ooh, ooh, ooh …” ♪
November 10th: Iconic dance tune, “Le Freak” (Chic) captured the sing-a-long quality of Disco and entered KFRC/San Francisco’s 610 Hits chart at #31. In huge leaps and bounds, it soon took the #1 spot.
November 17th: On the somber side of things, Alice Cooper stressed out in the raucous Metal life. Sober but soulful, he released “From the Inside,” his eleventh album, dramatizing a struggle with alcohol.

For 39ers who Follow the Stars
November 39ers may often find themselves in a daunting obligation to lead the way. From introspective, creatively planning Scorpios (Oct 23 – Nov 21) who provide the visions—to the energetic, lead-follow-or-move-out-of-the-way ambitious Sagittarians (Nov 22 – Dec 21), it’s a bet they’re already ensuring the New Year is on target.

With the power of three (+) Zodiac  enlightenment symbols to draw from: Scorpion, Eagle, and Phoenix—Scorpios are a natural at coordinating elements of life, though implementing may prove a tougher challenge. Sagittarians, however are focused as they take aim and hone in on the horizon. Charge!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.
~ Marty Bucella, cartoonist and humorist for venerable publications like the Saturday Evening Post.

Great cheese and wine need aging, but for
Age is a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!

Happy UN-Birthday NOVEMBER 39ers,
(This one’s for you, kids – 39AHC UN-Birthday 39ers: JV, Jackie, and Moi!)

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