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The Seventies

We each have a decade where we drastically change.  I was born in the middle fifties, so the highlight would have to be toilet training.

I was 3 when the sixties began, so I was really too young for all of the change that that decade brought.

I was Bar Mitzvahed the last week of 1969.  So the years 13-22 were spent in a much maligned decade.

What were the peaks and what were the valleys of this decade?

Peak: Apollo 13.  The shear ingenuity of man.

Valley: Pol Pot:  Little is remembered about this man, but he was as much of a tyrant as anyone else.

Peak: Sprinsteen,  Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review, PAul Simon,  Linda Ronstadt.

Valley: Disco Music.

Peak:  The Camp David Accord.

Valley: The Watergate Cover up.

Peak: The Godfather,  Cabaret.

Valley: Last Tango in Paris.  ( I know that there will be disagreements).

Peak: Nixon's Resignation.

Valley: The bombing of Cambodia.

Peak: The Bicentenial.

Valley: Clothing styles

Personal Peak: My first girlfriends, jobs and cars.

Personal valleys: Isn't disco bad enough?


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 3rd, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm! I love all of my decades, though they may blur a bit at this point.

I agree with your choices, except I can't comment on the movies, because I've never seen any of the three. We chose not to have a TV in those years and I don't recall going to many films. Our lives revolved around children and home.
Feb. 3rd, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
Much-maligned phooey!! We had (a) the best music there ever was before or since (Three Dog Night, The James Gang, et al) and (b) the hottest women there ever were (Brigitte Bardot... uh... what was I talking about?) before or since. What else is important? = )

Feb. 4th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
And now when I hear disco I kinda like it. Imagine.
Feb. 4th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Pol Pot: Killed how many millions of Cambodians? Died under house arrest at age 70-something, no? *sigh*

Have to agree with your music peaks, and Cabaret, though I didn't like the Godfather. Scarface was amazing, though. Different subjects entirely, but oh well. Haven't seen Last Tango in Paris...

What was the Camp David Accord? I know I've heard of it but it wasn't retained.

Why the Bicentennial?

And I guess you don't mean hippie clothes, so ok. I swear by those long, flowy skirts :P
Feb. 4th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
The Camp David accord was the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.

The clothing styles I'm referring to were leisure suits, Hukapoo shirts (loud and silky with buttons open to the navel.)
Feb. 4th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Riiiight, right right. Yes. I remember now.

AHHHH leisure suits...oh my goodness. I dunno, I think the 80s beat the 70s in purely painful fashion. Why it's so popular now baffles me completely. Along with girls thinking it's sexy to be the color of old, cured leather, wearing a few inches of makeup, having spider legs for eyelashes and spending $100 or more on pants that are more hole than jean...
Feb. 4th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Not to mention the low riding pants. I don't want to see somebodies bunched up underwear.
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
I saw a girl wearing sweatpants pulled down low enough that you could see a couple of inches of crack...I've never seen a girl purposely wear her pants like that...
Then at the gym yesterday there was a girl on an elliptical wearing shorts so short that when they bounced up they exposed her ass. I don't understand the desire to look like a prostitute everywhere you go.
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