Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Birthdays

I deleted the blog I had previously pertaining to birthdays and I'm doing this one now because it's actually closer to June than when I originally did it, so I'm giving a big Happy Birthday shout out to the following people:

Ronnie Wood, 63

  • DOB: June 1, 1947, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
  • Birth name: Ronald David Wood
  • Height: 5'9''
  • Nickname: The New Kid, Woody, Ronnie
  • Spouse:
    • Jo Wood- Jan. 2, 1985- Jan. 25, 2011(divorced) 2 children
    • Krissy Findlay- (1971-1978) (divorced) 1 child
  • Trivia
    • Guitarist with The Faces and The Rolling Stones
    • Also plays lap and pedal steel guitar
    • His music career started with a band in 1964 called the Birds
    • In February 1976, Ronnie was considered an official member of The Rolling Stones. It wasn't until 1990 when Ronnie was made a full fledged member of The Stones, nearly 20 years after he joined the band
    • In March 2004, doctors found traces of emphysema in his lungs and ordered him to quit his 30 a day smoking habit. Because during the band's 2003 Forty Licks tour, Ronnie had been downing a bottle and a half of vodka a day
    • Added guitar, bass, saxophone, keyboards and back-up vocals to Ringo Starr's Stop and Smell the Roses
    • As a guest on BBC's Top Gear in 2007, he completed the Celebrity Speed Lap in 1:49.4
    • A very respected and accomplished artist whose art is displayed in galleries all over the world

John Cusack, 44

Johnny Depp

  • DOB: June 9, 1963, Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Birth name: John Christopher Depp II
  • Height: 5'10''
  • Trademark:
    • his highly defined cheekbones
    • Frequently plays freakish, outlandish characters
    • Frequently works with director Tim Burton
    • Frequently bases his performance on rock stars
  • Trivia:
    • Arrested in London for getting into a fight with paparazzis in Jan. 1999
    • Arrested for supposedly trashing a New York hotel room. The one who called the cops was none other than Who front man Roger Daltrey
    • Has a tattoo on his arm that once said Winona Forever because of his relationship with actress Winona Ryder. but now says Wino Forever because of a love of wine
    • Best friends with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards
    • Has a huge interest in Jack the Ripper
    • Says the character of Capt. Jack Sparrow is strongly based on Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, from his voice and aspects of his appearance to his personality and mannerisms. Keith would appear in the 3rd Pirates movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, playing Jack's father, Capt. Teague
    • Big fan of The Rolling Stones
    • Big fan of the 1963 show Doctor Who
    • For some reason, my sister goes head over heels for him, every time she sees him on TV she loses all self control!

Anne Frank

  • DOB: June 12, 1929
  • DOD: early March 1945(15 years old)
  • Birth name: Annelies Marie Frank
  • Anne and her sister Margot and her family were discovered by the Germans and her and her sister Margot were taken to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where they both died of typhus

Liam Neeson

  • DOB:  June 7, 1952, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • Birth name: William John Neeson
  • Height: 6'4''
  • Trivia
    • Brother in law of actress Joely Richardson
    • His role as a high Nazi party official in the 1992 movie Shining Through is what got him the role as Oskar Schindler in the 1993 movie Schindler's List


Charlie Watts

  • DOB: June 2, 1941, Bloomsbury, London, England
  • Birth name: Charles Robert Watts
  • Height: 5'8''
  • Nickname: The Wembley Whammer
  • Spouse: Shirley Shepard-Watts(October 14, 1964-present, 1 child)
  • Trivia:
    • Drummer for The Rolling Stones
    • Has many jazz projects outside the Rolling Stones
    • Considered to be the most quiet, most reticent and least wild member of the Stones
    • Has one daughter, Seraphina, born in 1967
    • In June 2004, was diagnosed with throat cancer. even after he quit smoking 15 years before. But in October 2004 it was announced that his cancer had gone into remission after aggressive chemo treatments.
    • Lives in Dolton, Devon, United Kingdom

Friday, May 27, 2011


I have 2 b probably the biggest hippie anyone in my family knows, they all know I'm totally in to the 1960s scene, as some would call it. So this blog is devoted to all things retro/vintage!


Some of the popular TV shows at the time include:
  • Gunsmoke
  • Wagon Train
  • The Andy Griffifth Show
  • The Untouchables
  • Rawhide
  • The Jack Benny Program. Back then, things like this were called 'programs' instead of 'shows' like we call them today
  • The Ed Sullivan Show
  • Petticoat Junction
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E
  • The Lawrence Welk Show
  • Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
  • Hawaii Five-O
When it comes to 1960s music, most of the music that dominated the 1960s was from the British Invasion era. Bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Dave Clark Five took America by storm and suddenly all these girls started screaming bloody murder for these guys from England. It wasn't just Brit rock that rocked America, it was also Motown, 'Message Songs', classic rock

British Invasion

The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Gerry and the Pacemakers
The Kinks
The Who
The Dave Clark Five
Dusty Springfield
Petula Clark


The Temptations
The Four Tops
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Diana Ross and the Supremes

Classic Rock

Jefferson Airplane
Jimi Hendrix
Janis Joplin
The Doors
The Mamas and the Papas
Lovin' Spoonful
David Bowie. I just noticed he has 2 different colored eyes, whoa, cool, and he was pretty good looking in the 1960s
Pink Floyd
The Moody Blues

'Message Songs'
These songs always have a hidden message hidden within the songs

Bob Dylan
Peter, Paul and Mary
Joan Baez
Barry McGuire
John Lennon
CCR(Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Sly and the Family Stone
Crosby, Stills and Nash, which would later go on to be known as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Alot of the movies in the 1960s were either James Bond movies or dramas

  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Performance
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Psycho
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • The Graduate
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • West Side Story
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Goldfinger
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Yellow Submarine
  • The Pink Panther
  • Cape Fear
  • The Miracle Worker
  • Georgy Girl
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips. I seen this movie and I have to say it was very good. Very sad at the end!

Pop Culture
If only this came in a VW hippie bus! 

The Beatles' first movie 
Marilyn Monroe artwork done by Andy Warhol 
Andy Warhol picture of British model Twiggy 
Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger and Beatle John Lennon 

In the 70s, there was an abundance of disco music, dance music, and rock still continued to be popular, and some rock songs were even played in disco clubs,  and some songs were even inspired by disco club songs, like The Rolling Stones' song 'Miss You', which was inspired by the thumping beat of disco music. Also in the 1970s, punk rock began to emerge, with bands like the Ramones, The Sex Pistols.
Here are some popular musicians of the 1970s, now mind you, most of the musicians from the 1960s became even more popular in the 1970s and later on:
  • Alice Cooper
  • And this is the same man that my sister goes head over heels for!
  • Black Sabbath
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Ike and Tina
  • David Bowie. During the 1970s, he was known as Ziggy Stardust with his band The Spiders. Almost like a before and after picture.
  • Elton John
  • James Taylor
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • Paul McCartney and Wings
  • Minnie Riperton
  • KISS. My favorite one is the one with the star over his eye, 2nd from the left
  • The Police
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Who
  • Rod Stewart
  • The Sex Pistols
  • The Ramones
For some reason, alot of the shows that were on in the 1970s had to do with police work.
Here are some popular TV shows from the 1970s:
  • Charlie's Angels
  • WKRP in Cincinnati
  • Streets of San Francisco
  • The Waltons
  • Chips
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • The Muppet Show
  • Dallas
  • Kojak
  • All in the Family
  • Laverne and Shirley
  • The Odd Couple
  • Happy Days
  • Sanford and Son
  • Taxi

Here are some of the movies of the 1970s:
  • The Godfather

  • The Godfather, pt. II
  • The Deer Hunter

  • Ned Kelly

  • Star Wars
  • A Clockwork Orange

  • Chinatown
  • Taxi Driver
  • American Grafitti
  • M*A*S*H
  • The French Connection
  • Rocky

  • Serpico

  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • The Sting
  • Dirty Harry
  • All the President's Men
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  • Carrie

  • Monty Python's Life of Brian

  • Sunday, Bloody Sunday
  • The Towering Inferno

  • Tommy

Pop Culture

I love this cartoon!!!!!!!!!!!!