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 ihatepeacocks.com.
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 ihatepeacocks.com?
ihatepeacocks.com 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!
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
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.
Kylie ofLucy 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.