It’s International “Louie Louie” Day!* “OK! Let’s give it to ‘em … right now!”
Alright, granted, I’m writing this less than two hours before midnight (beer in hand), but I posted early this morn on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter – what?! You didn’t see it?!
And here, I thought everyone followed Blast from Your Past … Riiiight … like everyone follows your social networks, too. Wow, we are all soooo self-absorbed these days. I’ll follow you, if you’ll follow me. LOL!
Let’s trip down Memory Lane to a simpler kinda life.What a magical musical time, the Sixties. Continue reading →
As much as I’d like another eleven months before the Holidays take over, that isn’t going to happen. Sigh. And though I refuse to decorate or shop for Christmas until Thanksgiving Day, I shall not deprive you early-bird shoppers from great new Blast from Your Past Holiday Gift Packages!
I lucked into four cool Yafa Pen Special Edition Nostalgic Car collectibles from 2004 and paired them with a book, a reproduction Radio Music Survey and more, for only $27.95 (a $38 value). Choose from: * 1955 Thunderbird convertible with royal blue metal-flake (remember those paint jobs?!)
* 1955 Thunderbird convertible in classic black
* 1957 “Fuelie” Corvette hardtop in hunter (Xmas!) green
* 1965 classic Mustang in hunter (Xmas!) green Click here for more details, lots of pictures, and purchase your favorite. But hurry – when they’re gone, they’re gone! But there’s more gifting to be done … Continue reading →
Oh no, Joe, say it ain’t so! Cruisin’ is takin’ a bruisin’ and we may find we’re losin’ it forever to the new order of life.
What on God’s green Earth am I talking about? “Cruisin’ the Main,” baby … or for the too-young-to-know-what-it’s-about, cruising Main Street on a Friday or Saturday night in your ride. Man … those were the days!
You know, I try to keep things light on this blog – Blast from Your Past is all about looking fondly back at your youth, favoring articles that hopefully evoke a smile or two.
However, in light of the past week’s Colorado massacre, we are disturbingly reminded that looking back is not always pleasing.
The memories of the survivors will forever be tainted with the blood of that night. Whoever they were when they walked into that theatre is not who they are now – for better or for worse. Continue reading →
Can you imagine your life without radio? OK, well maybe these days you can. But fifty-plus years ago our lives were ruled by the airwaves—not the digital waves. There was no Internet … no Facebook … no (gasp!) Twitter. Not even television!
Radio was our source for minute-to-minute news, event information, entertainment, and of course, gossip. It was our connection to the world outside our homes, neighborhoods, and country.
Families gathered ‘round the ol’ Zenith console in the living room after supper (yes, after, not during). As tall as your little brother, it stood majestically in a smooth, burnished mahogany; a beautiful piece of furniture commanding the center of the room while your parents listened to the evening news. You struggled with your homework then slipped into your jammies. The family settled on the sofa for an hour of The Life of Riley. Ah, that was the life! Continue reading →
As a Goodreads.com member, I’m trying to learn all the ins-and-outs of their great promotional possibilities. I discovered their Giveaways last week and promptly set up a St. Patrick’s Day contest for Blast from Your Past!
What fun … readers looking for cheery, vintage entertainment will receive free author-signed copies of Blast from Your Past! Rock & Roll Radio DJs: the First Five Years 1954-1959. So tell me, do ya feel lucky?! Click and enter!
It’s true! Blast from Your Past! Rock & Roll Radio DJs: the First Five Years 1954-1959 is in the running for an award in the Entertainment category of Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards competition. Want to support the DJs of your youth? Please vote here.
Dan Poynter of course, is THE definition of independent author, having self published since 1969. As the prominent guru in the industry, it’s only natural that he be the first to offer an awards program in this new independent publishing platform. Kudos to Dan.
You’ll find lots of other wonderful ebooks to vote on there, as well, in nearly every popular genre, so dive on in … it’s an avid reader’s paradise. But don’t forget to stop first, at the voting site for Blast from Your Past! … the First Five Years. If you don’t have your very own copy yet, it’s available to buy or download a sample at Amazon. Enjoy the moment … again!