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Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves Blogfest


First Loves Blogfest - Four loves, one blogfest!
Post your first loves – first movie, first song/band, first book, and first person.


The first movie I remember seeing was E.T.  Who can resist that cute little alien? 

Music is a huge part of my life so I can't remember the first song that I heard or the first band I listened to.  With my parents both being musicians, there were MANY!

One highlight was my first concert that I attended with my dad.  The lineup was:
Beach Boys
Starship (with Grace Slick)
Whitney Houston

It was an odd combination, even then, but it worked.  All 3 brought something unique to the table and it made for a great show.  It is interesting, and sad, to see what the future has brought for these 3.  I saw Starship again last year but the only one I recognized was Mickey Thomas.  It just wasn't the same, but kudos to them for keepin' on!
Beach Boys are a classic and still trying to play some shows together, but I think it is about time for retirement
And what can I say about Whitney?...too sad


My first record (yes, it was a record) was Michael Jackson's Thriller.  This is still one of my favorite albums of all time.

Ironically, I HATED to read as a child.  It was such a chore to me in school!  The only books that I really enjoyed were books by Judy Blume.  Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge, and Are You There God, It's Me Margaret were some of my favorites.  They were very simple compared to the books that children are reading today, but I loved them!

And this brings me to the tragic story of my first love...David
David was a long haired, rock and roll drummer.  What girl wouldn't fall for that?  The only problem was that he was a few years younger than I was.  At that age, a few years made a big difference.  I had just finished my freshman year in college while he was still in high school.  We were just at two different stages and no matter how hard we tried, it didn't work.  I sometimes wonder if things would have been different if I had met him a few years later. 


So there you have it.  What about you?  Were any of these your firsts?  




32 comments:

  1. Yes, we all have 'what might have been' in our lives, don't we. If it had worked out for me, I have enough sense to know it would have been a disaster, but little consolation... sigh.. :0)

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    1. I'm sure everything happens for a reason but it was devastating at the time :)

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  2. OMGosh I so love Judy Blume books too. :) Loved reading your first loves also.

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    1. She's the best, isn't she? :) Thanks for stopping by

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  3. E.T. was my choice for first movie too! Great firsts' post!

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    1. Thanks Danielle! You have good taste too :)

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  4. I can see why the long haired drummer was your first love. It is weird when people meet at the wrong time. an otherwise good relationship could be ruined.

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    1. Obviously he was never forgotten but I guess it wasn't meant to be

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  5. I've seen E.T. a few times today. That was a great show. My kids have never shown interest so I think I'll just rent it and make them watch it.

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    1. They won't know they should see it unless they do :)

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  6. The 'what might have beens' are alwaus interesting to ponder, aren't they?

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    1. Interesting, and a little sad but I can't help but wonder...
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. thriller... great start! et, gar!

    We all love something...right!
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

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    1. Such a classic! I'm surprised I didn't see it listed anywhere else today

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  8. E.T is a classic. The grass always looks greener with tinted glasses.
    Musicians for parents, that really nice.

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    1. I am thankful to be in a good relationship now and also that my childhood was FULL of music :)

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  9. That really is an odd combination of musicians for a concert. Although I saw Primus open up for Rush years ago, and that was weird.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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    1. That sounds like "Bass Fest"! Les Claypool is an amazing bassist too. Thanks for hosting such a fun fest

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  10. I remember quite liking Starship - did they do the Mannequin theme, or was that someone else? (It's late and I'm too tired to google, so I thought it was just easier to ask!)

    Hello, by the way, I'm blog hopping!

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    1. Yes, that is them! Thanks for stopping by

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  11. Tale of the fourth grade nothing was the first book I read all in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. Such a great one. Thanks for sharing your first loves, it was fun reading. :)

    Andrea

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    1. I loved that whole series! and some of her other books. Thanks so much for stopping by and for following

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  12. You have a great lists of firsts. I LOVE them ALL! These first are all too old for my kids, but thanks to Mom (me) they are familiar with all of them.

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    1. Thanks Jenn! They are old but they are classics. I'm glad you were able to pass them on

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  13. Yep, I'm a biiiig fan of musicians. I think they're my weakness. haha. Drummers have nice arms. ;)

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  14. P.S. Love all your music choices!

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    1. Thanks Trisha! I am a sucker for musicians too ;)

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  15. I remember all of your choices well!

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  16. I didn't participate in the Love Blogfest. It was just too soon after the A-Z Challenge. I needed a break from the computer. It looked like fun though. To be honest, my recall from way back when just isn't that great. For the most part, I kinda drifted around with a bag over my head early part of my life while the rest of the world was into music, movie, and the like.

    Of course, I so remember most of all the first loves that you mentioned, Heather. Great first!

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  17. So sorry about your first love, but it wasn't all that bad - was it??

    Thriller popped up in many of the posts, classic!

    Sharing the Love!
    English Speaking Zone

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  18. Sorry I'm late.
    I've seen a lot of people choose E.T. I've never seen it and I'm starting to feel guilty. :)
    The Beach Boys were great live. Saw them at Yankee Stadium one year. Had so much fun.
    Nothing wrong with Thriller!
    Great picks.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    From one Heather to another!

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  19. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing! Loved it!

    Nice picks. :)

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