Sundays are my Secondhand day. I'm basically too lazy to think of anything new to say so I re-post a "vintage" entry.
If you aren't in the mood for repeats, please feel free to change the channel.
"I WANT MY INNOCENCE BACK!"
Original Post Date, December 16, 2010
I have a love/hate thing going with the internet.
Let me give you an example.
The year was 1975. I was 9 years old and a card carrying member of the Bay City Rollers Fan Club. Oh, yes I was...
I was on the newsletter mailing list.
I knew when all the guys birthdays were.
AND I wore my tartan scarf re-ligiously.
I remember running home from school to watch the Rollers on The Mike Douglas Show. Mike asked them how they chose their name and they said that they stuck a pin in a map of the United States and named it after that city.
Bay City, Michigan
Only Derek pronounced it Bay City, MiCHigan instead of Mishigan. My mother laughed but I yelled at her and told her that they were from Scotland so there was no way they could know the right way to say it. I think she slapped me.
But the stinging went away when I heard them sing:
For some reason, this song has been going through my head all week. I was looking for it on YouTube when I came across VH1's Behind the Music about the Bay City Rollers and decided to watch it.
I want to remember them as fresh faced young boys who wore ridiculous outfits and couldn't move on stage to save their lives.
I want to remember dancing around my bedroom while kissing Erik Faulkner's face on the cover of Tiger Beat.
Isn't he dreammmmyyy?
I want to remember thinking that the drummer looked like a little kid banging on pots and pans.
I do NOT want to know about all the fighting over money.
I do NOT want to know that their manager when to prison for underaged sexual offenses with boys.
I do NOT want to know that the drummer, Derek, was charged with child pornography.
Alcohol and drug problems? Make it stop!!
I just want to go back to when my teenage heart (okay my 9 year old heart) pined over her future love. Is that too much to ask?