Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays 2012!

It's that time of year again! 
Time to fill the Esky, slip slop slap and enjoy the summer holidays with family and friends.

Big thank you to any and all who have come by Hung Up On Retro this year.
I hope you'll stick around and join me again in 2013 for more retro...ness.

Merry Christmas and Happy & Safe Holidays to you!

Donna x

 Image via The Pie Shops
(thanks Jordan!)

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Best of Freaky Friday

Well, here we are!
It's the last Freaky Friday for the year, and time to unveil the Top 12.
I had originally only planned for a Top 5, but really, who was I kidding?
I was never going to be content with five.

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave comments.
I've compiled the list from these results and tried to list at least one of the Freaky Friday choices from those who dropped me a line.
The Top 12 will also have a link back to the original Freaky Friday post from which it came.

Let's do this!

 12. Petticoat Junction with poultry
This ones for Stacey

11. Jackie and Moe - getting high naturally

10. Green Satin Dream
 If you must wear a satin suit, make it a tight, green, shiny one.
This ones for Dana.

9. Mr. Dress Up
for Kylie...

Check those legs baby!

6. Jaci Rae - still trying to push that river.

He comes in peace - I think....

For my sister Jen...

3. Maddy Genets et son ensemble.
I still have so many questions unanswered with this one.

2. John Kincade
For Rebecca and Simmone.
I found a bonus album cover for you and even a video clip of John in action.

(Such magical percussion with the Claves)

So here we are at the number one spot!

And the number 1 is...

For Pippa

A man of mystery. 
A man who wears grey, roller skates and prefers his tops tucked into his pants.

Did he roller skate to the shoot? or just lace up when he got there?
Perhaps we'll never know.

Hope you have enjoyed looking back at a few Freaky Friday favourites.

Many thanks again to all who joined in.
If I missed your fave this time round, please let me know
and I'll make sure it's included in the next Best Of!
(It's been great fun compiling this list and looking back on these old favourites,
so I don't think it'll be the last)

Happy Friday!

All of the above images were sourced from Awkward Family Photos AFP 
and Amazingly Awful Album Art AAAA

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I'd like to buy the world a Coke

"Buy the World a Coke" Hilltop Coca-Cola commercial first aired in the USA in 1971.
The commercial features a multicultural collection of teenagers, portraying a positive message of hope and love.

The jingle proved so popular it was recorded as a single by The Hillside Singers, and later by The New Seekers as a full length song "I'd like to Teach the World to Sing" with all Coke references dropped. The song was a hit and both groups had success with the single.


In the mid seventies, another version of the commercial was filmed 
for the Christmas holiday season.

Might all seem abit hearts and flowers for some. 
But I reckon the world could do with a bit of hearts and flowers at the moment.
And besides that, I like it when someone buys me a Coke and keeps me company.
 I like it very much. Coke is it.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Freaky Friday - Mixed Bag of Christmas Photo Fun

Christmas morning - every man for himself.

 Christmas Joy - the gift that keeps on giving.

Festive, vintage, creepy, freaky.

The Christmas day nap - a tradition in itself.

Happy Friday!

All images via AFP

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Retro Quiz #3

Ten questions.
Are you ready? Let's do this...

How did you go?
Was it good, bad or plain ugly?


1) Seven people - Gilligan, The Skipper, Professor, Mary Ann, Ginger, Mr & Mrs Howell.
  2) Thunderoad 3) Dancin' in the Dark 4) Sam. He was a butcher.
5) 88 miles per hour 6) Heart 7) Charles in Charge
8) Never expose Mogwai's to brightlight (Particularly sunlight or they will die),
Never get them wet (They Multiply), Never feed them after midnight (They cocoon & turn evil).
9) Diana Prince 10) Big Trouble in Little China

Monday, December 10, 2012

What are you doing New Years Eve?


 It's not really a Christmas song - but a song about the holiday season all the same.
What are you doing New Years Eve? was released by Nancy Wilson on her 1963 album
Yesterdays Love Songs/Today's Blues.

I first heard the song on an Andy Williams Christmas Album
(some love Bing at Christmas, Frank or Dean - but for me, it's gotta be Andy).

But rather than show the original clip (sorry Nancy) here is a great version by friends
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) & Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception)
covering Nancy Wilson's original. 

Hope you enjoy!

Ukulele looks like fun.
Reckon I might give it a crack one day.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Freaky Friday - Christmas splits

The annual Christmas tree photo was Steve's time to shine.

Happy Friday!

Image: AFP

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

70's Retro Advertising

Groovy 70's ads ranging from the humble hair comb to Converse.
And as it 'Tis the Season - some of these ads are a little bit naughty, & some nice ; )
Thanks to Richard of rchappo2002 for allowing me to share some of his cool collection here.

(I have a soft spot for the good old Datsun as My First Car was a Datsun Sunny.)

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Look

We've had a blue rinse and set over here at the blog while I've been on a break!

Many thanks to Carly of MooZoo Designs for giving the blog a makeover.

 Hope you guys dig the new look. 

Resuming normal transmission till the Christmas break - woohoo!

Image: Laura Mary

Friday, November 23, 2012

I'll be back...

 Picking Daisies  - Gorgeous image from the 1970's by Art Photographer Jonathan Charles

I'm off on a mini blogging break!
But I'll be back early December with a new Retro Quiz, my Top 5 - 80's Dance Movie Moments, Hollywood Movie Musical Week, 1970's Photography & Advertising and more to wrap up the year.

In the meantime, have you voted for your favourite Freaky Friday?
I will be presenting the Top 5 from all my past Freaky Friday offerings as voted by you.

You can click here to read more and cast your vote!

Many thanks to Jonathan Charles for allowing me to share his beautiful photograph.

Catch you soon!

 - Donna

Thursday, November 22, 2012

eeny meeny retro cafe

There is a new Retro Cafe in Frankston - eeny meeny!
Pippa (Ouchflower) and I were pumped to hear of it's recent opening, 
so we mosied on down this week to check it out!

eeny meeny cafe is situated in the heart of Frankston at 96 Young Street.
The cafe is decorated with retro & vintage furniture and wares, and owners
 Robbie and Sandra have created a really cool, relaxed space.

There is also a fantastic covered courtyard out the back - perfect for functions.

Along with a great menu, the cafe serves organic, fairtrade & rainforest alliance coffee, 
organic leaf teas and home made baked treats and cakes including one of my 
old school favourites - Chocolate Crackles! 
(Also loved the counter top record player spinning some great tunes - very cool).

Great food, great service and lovely staff.

We'll definitely be back!!!

eeny meeny
96 Young Street
Frankston VIC 
Facebook - eeny meeny

Had to get a pic of the gorgeous water jug.
(Sandra tells me it was purchased from the man!!)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Karate Kid 1984


The Karate Kid - one of my all time favourite 80's films.
The kind I watch EVERY single time it's on TV - even though I've seen it 100 times before.

This clip is a great turning point in the movie, and I think one of the best scenes in the film.

After days of completing what he believes to simply be chores, Daniel confronts 
Mr. Miyagi about his lack of Karate training and learns not everything is as it seems.

Image via

Friday, November 16, 2012

Freaky Friday - Bad Retro Album Covers

Sometimes it's the album title, sometimes it's the picture, 
and then occasionally it's a glorious combination of the two.

 Dorothy "Everybody's Mother" 

License plate - I HAVE IT.

Happy Friday!

All images from AAAA

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