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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Collins Kids Saturday! YEEEARGHH!!!

Life before Ritalin:



Back when dinosaurs ruled the earth, I used to play in a rockabilly band or two, so I knew who the Collins Kids were. That's a long time before Wikipedia. We were mining what was, to us, ancient stuff. And now the 1980s, when we were doing it, is ancient stuff. Triple clarified ancient stuff is best.

Lawrencine (!) Collins played Ricky Nelson's girlfriend on Ozzie and Harriet, another thing too old for me, but worth a look. Hot babe, and of certain kind. I can't picture a modern metrosexual getting within a hundred yards of her.

Dear lord, they're still at it:



Most everyone hears rockabilly music and gets the urge to get up and dance. There's a problem. You all immediately turn into Elaine Benes, because it's different and frantic. Only the people who can dance to old bastige country music knew what the hell to do. They'd glide around the floor to the most frantic rhythm you could produce, and every one else looked like they were being defibrillated.

The trajectory from child star to nostalgia act must be tough. Nice to see someone who hasn't lost a step in all those years.

Dear savior; are they playing the same instruments in both videos?

3 comments:

Golden West said...

They're looking good and look like they love what they're doing - good to see!

Glynn said...

I think I understand now why those of a certain political persuasion hate Sarah Palin so much.

Jim - PRS said...

Yep, look like the same instruments to me. Goes to prove that once you find one that works, don't let it go.

Great stuff.