Monday, May 27, 2013

retrospect with Jason from

From left back: Darth Tom, The Roman, Operative X & Front: NosajMunson (Jason)

Abit of a step out of the realm with something different today! 

When I had been blogging for about six months,
Hung Up On Retro got a shout out from a site called
This was (still is) a massive deal for me. It was so great to know that someone (other than my mum) in the Internet universe had not only stopped by my blog, but thought it was OK enough to give
it a nod! Huge!

So who are are based in Colorado USA , run by Jason (Nosajmunson) and the crew
consisting of The Roman, Operative X, Agent OlmTreeHomeSted & Darth Tom.
(Hey man, if you can't have an alias online, where can you have one?)

The guys love Star Wars, all things Sci Fi and update their sites almost daily with Internet funnies, music clips, movie stuff and anything from the world wide web that they dig.
Something I also like about their site and Facebook page is in amongst the funnies, humour,
language etc. they'll post a pic or a story about something they are passionate about.
To quote part of their 'About' info on their Tumblr page -
"..we want to see the world become a better place for everyone"
and well, that spells good people to me.

So, I had an idea of asking Jason a few questions as part of a retro flashback -
or 'retrospect' if you will, to which Jason kindly agreed, so here we go!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Freaky Friday - Lemmy

They say when it's right - you just know.
That's how it was for Lemmy and I.

I'm thinking of making a calender of the men of Freaky Friday for my friends this Christmas. 
So many men, so few months in the year.

Happy Friday!

Image via tapiture

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Freaky Friday - Jumpsuit Jive

I dig a dude in a jumpsuit.

Ad reads...

"Their heads are together. He cares for the good things of life. He's an achiever. 
He's confident. He likes his clothes smooth, sexy, comfortable - masculine.
The 'Do Anything' jumpsuit goes to party, bistro, patio or pad.
She makes the right decisions about her man, about her looks, about her clothes.
The 'Do Anything' jumpsuit of SuperSuede Plus fits like a glove...tough looking, but soft as a kitten.
Designed by Jumpsuits Ltd for people like you."

Happy Friday!

Image via Jeweltomes

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Original vs Remake: Dolly & Whitney

Following on from my first Original vs Remake the End Dance Scene of Footloose here,
 I thought we might do a song for this round: 
Dolly Parton & Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You".

Dolly wrote the song and released it in 1974. Her version is really beautiful and heartfelt.
Whitney recorded the song as a big ballad for The Bodyguard soundtrack released in 1992.

I cried my eyes out at the movie theatre when Whitney sang this song at the end of
The Bodyguard.
I'm not talking a little tear running down my face.
I'm talking sobbing, choking, had to 'bury my face in my jumper' kind of howling.
Not quite sure what brought on the tears - was it the scene, the song, The Costner or perhaps
just the drop in sugar levels from the bag of Maltesers, and SuperSize Coke I had consumed earlier?
Perhaps we'll never know.

So while both versions are great and original versions are generally hard to beat,
I have to go with Whitney and The Bodyguard on this one.

Remake for me.

Your thoughts - Original or Remake?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Link Up Thanks!

Big thank you from Kylie of Lucy Violet Vintage and I, to any and all
who submitted pics,  joined in the blog link up or simply popped by for a squizz.

It was a tonne of fun and we are so grateful to those who generously
shared a 'Retro & Vintage Inspired Corner of Their Home' with us.

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Cheers & thanks!

Image via Brizzlebornandbred

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blog Link In Day - Retro & Vintage Inspired Corner of My Home

The day has arrived!

Kylie of Lucy Violet Vintage and I put out the call 2 weeks ago to see if people might be willing to share snapshot of their favourite Retro & Vintage Inspired Corner of their Home.

If you would like to share your link, please see the bottom of this post to add your image and blog link. Then please head over to Kylie's blog at Lucy Violet Vintage to add your link there as well (things work better in pairs...Twix Chocolate bars, Laverne & Shirley, Bert & Ernie...), 
and/or check out the photographs that may have been submitted to Kylie.

I can't wait to pop over and check them out!!

So let's kick it off with my favourite corner of my home.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Freaky Friday - The Boys are back in town

Retro Album cover fun from Big John and friends...

Indeed you are Big John, indeed you are.

 Chico's working that midriff overtime.

 Simply 'Kent'. 
You know, like Elvis, or Prince...

Good times 'Red Shoe Trucken' with the Bear Brothers.

Get excited. 
It's Devastatin' Dave - the Turntable Slave.

Mandals are mandatory footwear on Thunder Island.

Happy Friday!

All images via  Rate Your Music

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

1976 Photography - Goodbye Party

Fantastic photographs by Deborah Lundbech on Flickr.

The set shows Deborah and friends enjoying some good times at her going away party
in Springfield 1976, before Deborah left for overseas.

"The party was originally named my goodbye party, but got co - opted 
by Vegetable (John - nice guy) who renamed it 'Vegetables 1976 Bi-Centennial Boogie'. 
It lasted four days."

- Deborah

Many thanks to Deborah for allowing me to share these fantastic photos here.
(This is Deborah in the first photograph. Such a gorgeous picture - I love it.)

Multiple Relationship Blues

Jim and Beth

Charlie's Sister (Chris?), Donna, Sharon, Charlie

Judy and Moses

Hal, Joanne, Pam, John and Kevin

The Pittman Brothers

Pam and Stoney


Judy, Ritchie and Jim

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hung Up On Retro in PEARL Magazine!

So excited for Hung Up On Retro to have it's very own dedicated page in 
Melbourne's monthly Bayside & Peninsula PEARL Magazine .

Thanks to editor Simon Imrei for giving a small time blogger a shot.

Looking forward to featuring more favourites from the blog in future editions,
 as well as local retro stores and upcoming events from our beautiful peninsula.

You can view the magazine online too by clicking on the pic above.
You'll find Hung Up On Retro on page 43.
I brought some old friends along for the ride - 
Mike Adkins, Jim 'I Love My Life' Post and John Kincade among others. : )

Friday, May 3, 2013

Freaky Friday - The Cabin Crew

30,000 feet - the perfect altitude for Space and Fashion to collide...

 The girl on the left looks as confused as I am.

Will there be a circus mid flight?

Finnair have plenty of legroom.

Crew enjoying an after lunch service smoko.

Bit of YMCA to get the passengers moving.

And just general tomfoolery...

Goodbye & please fly with us again.

Happy Friday!

All images via Carol Roberts

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