Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Afternoon Delight

*Skyrockets in flight, afternoon delight*

Ok, I admit it. I'm a child of the 70s. I LOVE 70s music.

Whenver no one else is in the car with me, I flip the radio over to Jack FM 100.3 and if there isn't a good tune there, I typically go to Sunny 97.1 before I head over to the alternative rock station.

Coming home from a run to Dollar General Sunday and I heard Afternoon Delight and started singing. This song really makes me laugh because I have a vivid memory of a car trip with my parents when I was about 8. This was my favorite song. I thought it was about a hot fudge sundae. Swear to God. I thought an afternoon delight had to be some sort of decadent ice cream dish complete with whipped cream and a cherry. Of course, now that I think about it, the Starland Band may have been incorporating some whipped cream into their scenario. I won't even mention the cherry. *shudders*

Then, I got to hear Boogie Man by K.C. and the Sunshine Band. I'm sure I looked like an idiot driving down the road getting down in the car. It was funny, but I love that stuff. I love Stevie Wonder and the Duke of Earl. I heard that one, too.

Not much else was missing but maybe some good old Elton John like Crocodile Rock, Rocket Man or Benny and the Jets.


  • At 10:26 PM, January 25, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    How about:

    "Seasons in the Sun" - Terry Jacks
    "Alone Again (Naturally)- Gilbert O'Sullivan
    "Isn't It Time" - The Babys
    "I Can Help" - Billy Swan
    "Brandy" - Looking Glass
    "You Sexy Thing" - Hot Chocolate

    I could go on for hours, but I will digress...the scary thing is that I have all these and more of the cheesiest of the 70s ripped onto my computer...its a sick compulsion...I mean I listen to almost nothing but indie rock and electronica, but I never forget where I came from...musically that is...I learned to embrace all the cheese of the 70s, so if you need a cd full of know who to turn to:-)


    PS- AoM can attest to the fact that this hard for me to admit!

  • At 7:15 AM, January 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    When we were kids my cousins and I used to listen to the 8-track that my aunt and uncle had, it was a top 40 type compilation album. We LOVED that tape!


  • At 3:16 PM, January 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OK, 70s music rules. I'm primarily a disco fan, but all those bad "lite" songs of the 70s, such as "Afternoon Delight", never fail to bring a smile to my face either.

    I too have a memory of singing this song in the backseat of the car (we seem to be about the same age). The memory involves my mom saying "Don't sing that song!" whenever I'd warble along. "Why not, mommie?" "Just DON'T." Uh, OK. It took me a few years to figure that one out.

    Thanks for the memories...

  • At 3:53 PM, January 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think AoM has a story about that Pearl Necklace song...

    Army of Dad

  • At 6:09 PM, January 26, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    AoD - I think that was an 80s song ... but I was singing it at softball practice when one of the girls on the team told me the meaning. I could have died. I was about 13 at the time and totally freaked out.

    Never knew what a tube snake was either.

  • At 8:34 AM, January 27, 2005, Blogger WebGuy said…

    I think somebody's blogging for a KTEL commercial gig...


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