I am starting to get a little c. 1979-1980 feeling. Ah, yes. How about you?
The 80's -- lampooned by the left as a meaningless time of drift -- was actually a very good decade for many. As the nation turned its back on Carter's days of malaise and moved forward, America assailed the supposedly inexorable forces of government growth and communism expansion at the same time.
This weekend's featured band burst onto the scene at the beginning of the decade when America was learning to believe and take risks again.
Fittingly, these Southern California girls were the first female band band to both write their own music and play their instruments ... and top the Billboard charts. So, like Sandra Day O'Connor, they made history (and some good tunes) in the 80's.
Plus, they had Belinda Carlisle. Okay, enough intro ...
Here they are with their best, I think, a tune that makes me smile and puts a giddy-up in my step each time it plays:
Check it out HERE. Plus, it contains good advice for weathering Demo attacks in the last few days of a political campaign.
And finally, this weekend we have an encore presentation of Tammy Wynette's smash hit, very tenderly performed by the Blues Brothers ... also in 1980. This one goes out to Barney Frank, who remains in a very tight reelection race in the home of the first Tea Party back in 1773 (1776 for leftists who never studied American history). Subtitles provided for our readers in Asia.